FMCSA grace period for extended medical certificates ends June 1, 2021.

FMCSA Medical Certificate extensions set to expire June 1 If you have put off getting your medical fitness certificate examinations for your commercial drivers license due to COVID-19, your time is about to end. The FMCSA medical certificate extension runs out June 1, 2021. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a [...]

2021-05-20T05:18:57+00:00May 20th, 2021|US Regulations|

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 [...]

Canadian CMV drivers with diabetes can now operate in the United States

Post Updated! FMCSA Medical Reciprocity Changes Letter added Canadian truck drivers with diabetes can now apply to have Code W removed from their licence Some good news has come down from the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). Canadian commercial drivers with insulin-treated diabetes are now cleared to cross the border and [...]

2020-03-11T19:44:31+00:00January 23rd, 2020|US Regulations|

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule start January 6, 2020

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse begins The FMCSA has the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse up and operational as of January 6, 2020. What does that mean for those with a CDL or employ CDL drivers? First, what is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse? As per the FMCSA Clearinghouse site: “The Clearinghouse is a secure [...]

2020-01-09T03:42:09+00:00January 9th, 2020|US Regulations|

Oregon is no longer issuing weight receipts to carriers.

Even though the receipts are gone, carriers will still need to report and pay their Oregon Weight-Mile Tax as per usual. Oregon has recently released notice that as of September 26, 2019, they will no longer be issuing weight receipts to motor carriers operating in Oregon. Just because the paper receipt is going the [...]

2019-09-17T03:33:22+00:00September 19th, 2019|US Regulations|

2020 UCR fees delayed

Hold off paying your 2020 UCR fees until the FMCSA proposal is finalized. The fees for the 2020 UCR season have been delayed as the FMCSA put forth a proposal for approval to decrease the fees again for the coming year. Last year saw fees reduced as revenues had exceeded the maximum allowed to [...]

2019-09-17T03:22:26+00:00September 17th, 2019|Renewals, US Regulations|

New regulations for CMV drivers with Type 1 Diabetes

Updated! READ MORE: CANADIAN CMV DRIVERS WITH DIABETES CAN NOW OPEARATE IN THE UNITED STATES FMCSA introduces new rules for commercial drivers with type 1 diabetes. The FMCSA recently updated its regulations for commercial drivers with type 1 diabetes. Drivers with type 1 diabetes are insulin dependent and need medical exemptions from the [...]

2020-01-23T04:19:31+00:00January 29th, 2019|Drivers, US Regulations|

Mexican Carriers Operating in the United States: What you need to know

When transporting goods between Mexico and the United States, there are a few things Mexican carriers need to know. In a recent conversation, a client asked us about transporting goods between Mexico and the United States. This conversation inspired us to put together this blog post full of information for Mexican carriers. So, if [...]

2019-01-11T17:06:08+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Border Crossing, United States, US Regulations|

Where Do You Need Tire Chains?

We have listed the rules and regulations of each state and province as to where and when you need to put tire chains on. It’s getting to be that time of year again folks, when the ice and snow start to fly (brrrr!). This means refreshing your knowledge on safe winter driving, and how [...]

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 [...]

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