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Brake Safety Week 2022

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week 2022 is scheduled for Sunday, August 21 to Saturday, August 27, 2022. CVSA Brake Safety Week is an annual campaign held by CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier...

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Operation Safe Driver Week 2022

Not every traffic crash is preventable. But driver actions — like speeding or distracted driving — contribute to about 94% of all crashes in the United States, and those actions can be avoided to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Everyone deserves to arrive...

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CVSA Roadcheck 2022: What You Need To Know

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 to Thursday, May 19, 2022. CVSA Roadcheck events occur annually to ensure commercial vehicle DOT compliance and promote roadway safety. What is the CVSA Roadcheck...

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Understanding FMCSR §391.15 – Driver Disqualification

§391.15 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) outlines the grounds that disqualify a driver from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. Driver disqualification is a serious matter. A disqualified driver means more...

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NTCI eNews February 2022

Apprenticeship Pilot Program The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) requires a pilot program that would allow employers to establish an apprenticeship program for certain 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old drivers to operate commercial vehicles in interstate...

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FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration

Hours of Service Restrictions Suspended for Hurricane Ida Emergency Relief On August 29th, Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana bringing winds reaching 150mph. The storm spread across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. In it's wake, Hurricane Ida has let...

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FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

FMCSA Extends HOS Rule Exemption with New Reporting Requirements The FMCSA has extended COVID-19 Emergency Declarations through November 30, 2021. The extension comes with additional requirements not seen previously. Who does the FMCSA COVID-19 extension apply to?...

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NTCI eNews August 2021

Texas Litigation Law Before we get into a recent law passed in Texas, we should revisit a crash that occurred in Texas in 2014 that resulted in an $89.7 million verdict against Werner. The crash happened during a freezing rain and the roads were slippery. The...

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