The American Transportation Research Institute released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2020 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-involved congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. Read more

 

The Department of Transportation has issued a compliance notice warning truck drivers and other safety-sensitive transportation workers about the potential mislabeling of hemp-derived products that could contain illegal levels of marijuana that might test positive in a DOT drug test. Read more

 

A final rule to overhaul federal hours of service regulations for truck drivers has been sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval — one of the final steps before the rule can be published in the Federal Register and take effect. Read more

 

Enforcement of the federal electronic logging device mandate is progressing, and regulators are working to finalize a proposal to add flexibility to driver hours-of-service rules. Violations for exceeding daily and weekly HOS limits have dropped to about half of what they were prior to ELD implementation. Read more

 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that just weeks after it launched, there are “encouraging results” from the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which is designed to keep tabs on substance-abuse tests required of commercial driver’s license holders. Read more

 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place May 5-7. International Roadcheck is a high-volume, high-visibility three-day enforcement initiative that highlights the importance of commercial motor vehicle safety through roadside inspections. This year's focus is on the driver requirements category of a roadside inspection. Read more

 

The Iowa Department of Transportation's Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program has released its 2019 Annual Report. The report highlights progress made on construction and design projects over the last year. It also features information on public outreach, program status, statistics for work completed in 2019, and a preview of 2020 activities. Read more

 

The Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement (DOT MVE) is hosting five free safety seminars this spring across Iowa, and companies are encouraged to send a driver, manager, or any other company representative to attend. Read more

 

The next set of guidelines Congress approves for the country’s highway programs must improve roadways across rural corridors, Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said during a Commerce Committee hearing January 28. Read more

 

Fleets are now required to make queries for new truck driver hires in the CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, says the U.S. DOT, who recently updated the Clearinghouse website to note that the site is “fully operational” and that the leeway period granted while the site experienced technical issues has ended. Read more

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