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FMCSA revises Hour of Service Rule to provide more flexibility

FMCSA updates HOS rules as per comments from trucking community There is some good news on the horizon for anyone trucking in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just announced that they have revised the hours of service rules to give commercial drivers more flexibility [...]

COVID-19 and Trucking Updates

April 16th :  *Canada and the USA have closed the borders.  Commercial traffic is still moving at this time. Updated protocol for drivers making border crossings* Post Updated June 15, 2020. First we at Peter Suess Transportation Consultant Inc would like to thank all the drivers currently out on the road doing their [...]

2020-06-16T02:58:41+00:00March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Peace Bridge Closed to oversized and overweight loads

If you do oversized or overweight loads and use the Peace Bridge in New York, then you have to read this!   Due to construction, the Peace Bridge will be CLOSED to oversized and overweight loads from October 15, 2018, to May 15, 2019. The Peace Bridge is undergoing a major rehabilitation project, and it [...]

2018-09-13T14:42:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

HOS Reform listening session

Hours of Service Reform Those that drive heavy commercial vehicles now have a chance to have their say on one of the most critical pieces of legislation in their daily lives. Hours of Service. The FMCSA is inviting the public to its second listening session on Hours of Service reform. They are seeking [...]

Watch out for Fraudulent Marketing Ploys Targeting Carriers

Misleading and Fraudulent Marketers are Targeting Carriers to Try and Gain Their Business. One method is by impersonating the FMCSA. Unfortunately, we are living in a time where too many dishonest people are using misleading techniques to scare honest people into giving them their business. While this is not the first example we have [...]

2018-03-29T20:15:14+00:00April 3rd, 2018|trucking scams, Uncategorized|

UCR Fee Deadline and Rates Still Undecided

Hold off on Paying your Fees Hold off on paying your UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) fees as a decision has still not been reached on what 2018 rates will be. The UCR has an excess of funds, more than the statutory maximum allows. This means that the UCR is looking to reduce 2018 fees, [...]

2017-11-08T16:33:46+00:00November 7th, 2017|trucking, Uncategorized|

What can I tow with this pickup truck

I am an avid RVer, and like many of you, I belong to many camping and RV forums. I am also a safety and compliance specialist for the trucking industry, so weights and measures, load security and legal mumbo jumbo are part of my daily life.  That is why this subject is near and [...]

2018-03-26T14:31:54+00:00June 29th, 2017|Drivers, RVs, Tid bits, Uncategorized|

Cabotage Rules for the Canadian driver

One of the most popular questions we get asked is: can a Canadian driver do pickups and deliveries in the United States?  Most commercial drivers and carriers understand that inter-stating is typically not allowed, but there are unique situations they need clarification about.  For example, “Can I move empty trailers to a different point [...]