The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has created a survey regarding truck parking that we encourage all IMTA members to complete. This follow-up survey is specifically intended to identify truck driver and other industry stakeholder perspectives on the real-time Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) that have been installed throughout Midwestern states. Read more

 

Congressional leaders in Washington again have packed the final weeks of the year with major legislative items as the top transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate urge passage of comprehensive highway legislation. Read more

 

Starting December 17, 2019, all motor carriers and drivers subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging devices (ELD) final rule must use an ELD. Read more

 

MercyOne Drug & Alcohol Testing Coordinator Lisa Kriz will be presenting at seminars in Oelwein and Waterloo next week to help employers ensure they are prepared to be compliant in the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The seminars take place on December 10 in Oelwein and December 12 in Waterloo. Read more

 

Federal trucking regulators are near completion of a formal notice that implementation of the Entry Level Driver Training rule that was set to take effect on a limited basis February 7 will be delayed by up to two years due to the failure of the states aligning their systems with the federal system. Read more

 

The Iowa DOT is in the process of a total restructuring of their IFTA and IRP licensing system. In this complimentary IMTA webinar, Alex Jansen and Deb Roeder of the Iowa DOT will discuss important changes in the IFTA/IRP process. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 AM. Read more

 

The deadline for receipt of nominations for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 2020 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) is next Friday, December 13. IDEA is an annual award that recognizes the careers of extraordinary professional commercial motor vehicle drivers and their commitment to public safety. Read more

 

Data compiled by a company called CaseMetrix is stark in showing how the jury verdicts against trucking companies have gone up over the past few years in the Southeastern US. According to the CaseMetrix data, the average verdict against a trucking company in 2012 was about $2.6 million. Now - it’s more than $17 million. Read more

 

The Department of Transportation recently published a Request for Comment, inviting the public and transportation industry stakeholders to share public comments on the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Council (NETT). DOT is seeking public comment so that the NETT Council can be responsive to the needs of both public and the industry. Read more

 

About 13.5% of commercial motor vehicles inspected in the U.S. and Canada during 2019 Brake Safety Week in September were removed from roadways for brake-related violations according to CVSA. Read more

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