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  • 07/17/2020 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) acting administrator Jim Mullen touched on a number of important trucking industry issues during a recent Virtual Safety and Security Meeting held with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). 

     One of the main issues discussed during the hour-long session with Mullen involved allegations that brokers are not being completely transparent when dealing with carriers. Specifically, they are accused of not providing the data which is required by FMCSA regulation 371.3.

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  • 07/16/2020 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As conditions related to COVID-19 persist, Volvo Trucks North America is offering existing and potential customers the opportunity to participate in live video walk-arounds of pilot trucks, providing a high-definition look at the design and engineering details of truck models.

    The Volvo Trucks Customer Center in Dublin, Va., the only facility in North America dedicated exclusively to the Volvo Trucks brand, is once again living up to its reputation for innovation and

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  • 07/14/2020 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding. In order to assist the greatest number of small businesses, the EIDL Advance provided $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000. Recipients did not have to be approved for a loan to receive the Advance, and the Advance provided an interim but vital source of funds while applicants awaited a decision on their loan application.

    Apply at sba.gov/disaster

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  • 07/08/2020 12:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled, Aug. 23-29. Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles that pass eligible inspections may receive a passed-inspection CVSA decal.

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  • 07/02/2020 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਕੋਰੋਨਾਵਾਇਰਸ ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ ਦੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਟਰੱਕ ਚਾਲਕਾਂ ਨੇ ਦਲਾਲਾਂ ਉਪਰ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਧਾਉਣ ਦੇ ਦੋਸ਼ਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਚਕਾਰ, ਘੱਟੋ ਘੱਟ ਇੱਕ ਤਾਜ਼ਾ ਸੰਘੀ ਨਿਯਮ ਟਰੱਕ ਚਾਲਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬੇਈਮਾਨ ਸ਼ਿਪਰਜ਼ ਜਾਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਪ੍ਤਕਰਤਾਵਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਬਚਾਉਣਾ ਜਾਰੀ ਰੱਖਦਾ ਹੈ।
    ਡਰਾਈਵਰ ਜਬਰ ਨਿਯਮ, ਜੋ ਕਿ 2016 ਵਿੱਚ ਲਾਗੂ ਹੋਇਆ ਸੀ, ਡਰਾਈਵਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਵਪਾਰਕ ਵਾਹਨ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਵਰਜਿਤ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਇਹ ਓਪਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਨਿਯਮਾਂ ਦੀ ਉਲੰਘਣਾ ਕਰੇਗਾ, ਖ਼ਾਸਕਰ ਘੰਟਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਸੇਵਾ (ਐਚ.ਓ.ਐਸ) ਦੇ ਨਿਯਮਾਂ ਦੀ।

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  • 06/30/2020 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sharp on the heels of its unanimous vote to mandate that 5% of all Class 7 and Class 8 trucks sold in the state should be electric by 2024, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is now mulling a potential rule which would mandate that fleets buy those trucks.

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  • 06/29/2020 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. During this week-long traffic enforcement safety initiative, law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning or citation.


  • 06/29/2020 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In order to take pressure off of trucking companies as they return to normal operations and start to hire back drivers who have been sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended its waiver for specific pre-employment drug testing requirements until Sept. 30. 

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  • 06/28/2020 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ਜਦੋਂ ਕਿ PPP ਕਰਜ਼ਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਿਹਤ ਸੰਕਟਕਾਲ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਤਰਜੀਹ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ, ਛੋਟੇ ਫਲੀਟਸ ਅਤੇ ਮਾਲਕ-ਸੰਚਾਲਕਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਹੋਰ ਉਧਾਰ ਦੇਣ ਦੇ ਵਿਕਲਪਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਗਰੂਕ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ।
    ਕੌਵੀਡ -19 ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ ਦੇ ਕਾਰਨ ਹੋਏ ਆਰਥਿਕ ਸ਼ਟ ਡਾਉਨ ਨਾਲ, ਜਿਸ ਕਾਰਨ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਿਤ ਹੋਏ ਛੋਟੇ ਫਲੀਟਸ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਤੰਤਰ ਮਾਲਕ-ਚਾਲਕ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਨਾਲ ਜੂਝ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਕਿਉਂਕਿ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਭਾੜੇ ਦੀ ਮਾਤਰਾ ਘੱਟ ਗਈ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਸਪਾਟ ਰੇਟ ਘੱਟ ਗਏ ਹਨ। ਖ਼ਾਸਕਰ ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੀਆਂ ਰਿਟੇਲ ਦੀਆਂ ਚੀਜ਼ਾਂ ਲੈ ਜਾਣ ਨਾਲ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕਿ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਦੇਖਇਆ ਜਾਂਦਾ। ਵਧੇਰੇ ਕਰਜੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਜਿੱਠਣ ਵੇਲੇ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਤੰਤਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿਕਲਪਾਂ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਣੂ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ।

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  • 06/18/2020 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Despite pleas from small-business truck owners and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), a U.S. House of Representatives committee marking up the surface transportation reauthorization bill has voted to raise the minimum insurance coverage for commercial truck owners from $750,000 to $2 million.

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