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  • 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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  • 06/02/2020 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Motion Picture Compliance Solutions (MPCS), a third-party administrator for truck drivers who work for major movie studios and independent production houses, has secured a five-year exemption from conducting full pre-employment queries of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for its drivers.

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  • 06/02/2020 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Long considered a major barometer for the health of the trucking industry, Canada’s Bank of Montreal (BMO) reported a rise in impaired loans in the transportation sector for the second quarter of 2020. About 90% of BMO’s business is done with U.S. companies.

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  • 05/24/2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In an effort to help spur an economic rebound, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on May 19 allowing federal agencies to cut or eliminate what Trump has labeled as unnecessary regulations. More than 600 regulations will be reviewed, including several related to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

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  • 05/15/2020 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

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  • 05/02/2020 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Despite being praised as heroes for keeping products moving, truckers are protesting recent developments including declining spot rates, increased driving hours for those delivering groceries and other essentials, and the fact that truckers have not been eligible for stimulus funds recently appropriated by Congress.


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  • 04/24/2020 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DMV delays registration requirements, allows online MER/MEC filling, waives late fees and extends permits and ID’s

    To submit MER/MEC forms through the DMV Virtual Office, CDL holders must visit DMV’s Virtual Office, complete the required fields, and upload approved MER/MEC forms completed by a licensed U.S. doctor of medicine (M.D.), doctor of osteopathy (D.O.), physician’s assistant (P.A.), doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). A DMV employee will correspond with the CDL holder through email if more information/documents are required. The CDL holder will receive a confirmation email when the transaction is complete and their record has been updated to reflect the new MER/MEC.

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  • 04/24/2020 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Move over DMV tester, make room for technology, not to replace you, but to make your job easier and keep you safe during this current health crisis. With expanded guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), skills-test examiners will not have to physically climb into the cab of a truck to measure a driver’s competence for attaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Rather, they can be replaced by in-cab cameras or cell phones as long as state agencies can prove that these remote examinations do not sacrifice safety.

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