Industry Safety Day

  Highway safety is very important to all highway users. During the holiday weekends the highways becomes more congested as everyone makes that last summer trip. Safety professionals can share many tips with other highway users to help ensure that everyone has a...

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IRP Amendments Out for Vote

Last week, IRP, Inc., the repository of the International Registration Plan, posted this year’s proposed amendments to the Plan on its site for a vote of the membership. It takes a three-fourths vote of the states and provinces voting on an amendment for it to be...

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ATA QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON HOURS OF SERVICE

SPECIAL DISPATCH - ATA QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON HOURS OF SERVICE ATA QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON AUG. 2 HOS COURT RULING   Q: What was the Court's decision? A: The Court denied ATA's request that it vacate the restrictions on use of the 34-hour restart provision...

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UCR Filing Season Coming Up

At its meeting on June 12, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement recommended to the states that participate in the UCRA program that they begin accepting 2014 UCRA registrations and fees from motor carriers and other covered...

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Hours of Service Court Decision

The court decision is in and there is one change to the HOS rule. FMCSA’s rulemaking was upheld except ATA prevailed in its challenge to the applicability of the rest break to short haul drivers. This means the following: 1. There will be NO change to the restart rule...

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FMCSA Clarifies Guidance on HOS Rest Break Requirement

FMCSA Clarifies Guidance on HOS Rest Break Requirement - July 5, 2013 FMCSA has revised its previous guidance related to rest breaks. This change is significant in the context of the new 30-minute rest break requirement. Previously, FMCSA's guidance stated that...

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CDL/MoDOT Medical Card Certification Guidance

CDL/DOT Medical Card Combination Guidance Need Help? Click for CDL/DOT Medical Card Guidance pdf. CDL/DOT Medical Card Combination Guidance Federal law requires states to store DOT medical certification status in commercial driver's license computer systems by January...

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Beware of Fraudulent DOT Letters

recently, many carriers have received a faxed letter that is part of a recurring identity theft scheme asking recipients to provide bank account information on an "Authorization to Release Financial Information" form. The letter is typically signed by someone claiming...

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Affordable Care Act “PCORI Fee” Due this Month

Businesses must pay the Affordable Care Act's "PCORI Fee" for the first time this July. This fee is assessed on self-insured and fully insured health plans to fund PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which was established to conduct and promote...

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Missouri Truck Driving Championships 2013

Missouri Truck Driving Championships 2013

June 7 & 8, 2013 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Joplin, MO Would you like to participate? There is plenty of opportunity to be part of the big event! If you are a driver, perhaps your member company would enroll you to participate! If you are a safety...

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