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

 

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.3% in October after rising 1% in September. In October, the index equaled 118.1 (2015=100) compared with 118.5 in September. Read more

 

All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, December 2, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers. Read more

 

Winter has once again returned, creating hazardous driving conditions over most of the country. When the temperature plunges to five degrees, even the most experienced truck drivers can have a hard time managing snowy and icy roads. Here are 10 winter driving tips for truck drivers that can help you stay safe this winter. Read more

 

Starting January 1, 2020, the Employee and Independent Contractors law, AB5, goes into effect. AB5 is a state law determining whether a worker is an employee or contractor, , and requires all California-based companies that use independent contractors to use the “ABC test,” a three-pronged test to determine whether a worker is an employee. Read more

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