Falcon Transport Closes Abruptly Leaving Hundreds Unemployed

On April 27, 2019 employees of Falcon Transport, a trucking company from Youngstown, Ohio, received emails stating that the company was shut down – effective immediately. “All Falcon Employees, We regret to inform you that Falcon Transport Co. is not able to continue operations and will be shutting down effective today. Please stop any work[…]

$900 Million Available in Infrastructure Grant Funds through BUILD

On April 22, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine L. Chao, announced the availability of $900 million in Infrastructure Grant Funds. The Department of Transportation’s announcement was a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for funding through BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants program. To view the Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here. BUILD stands for the[…]

5 Things You Need to Know About the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

On January 6, 2020, the FMCSA and DOT will implement the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will help to monitor drivers that are not legally permitted to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle due to drug or alcohol violations. The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will be used to enforce the rules already in place regarding[…]

5 year Exemption granted to Agricultural Haulers by the FMCSA

On April 15, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted the Agricultural and Food Transporters an exemption allowing for new cargo securement methods to be implemented until 2024. The FMCSA partners with industry, safety advocates, and state and local governments to keep our roadways safe and improve CMV safety. What does the 5 year[…]

What to expect with 2019’s Roadcheck Inspection spree

Violations that put your trucks out of service are dangerous to drivers and bad for business. It’s important to keep the trucks in your fleet well maintained and compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). 2019 Roadcheck Inspection The International Roadcheck is set for June 4-6, 2019. Every year, during the CVSA’s Roadside Inspection[…]

The ELD Mandate: Don’t wait to transition from AOBRD to ELD

This is an important time in the trucking industry and compliance is vital. Phase 3 of the ELD Rule being implemented is fast approaching and the AOBRD grandfather provision will expire. On December 16, 2019, Drivers and Motor Carriers subject to the ELD Rule must use self-certified ELD’s registered with the FMCSA. Self-Certification is the[…]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week In an effort to protect our drivers and workers, the FMCSA created National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). NWZAW is an annual event bringing awareness to work zone safety[…]