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 [...]

Tips for Truckers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Best practices for truckers to stay healthy during COVID-19 outbreak. If nothing else, this pandemic has certainly highlighted the importance of the trucking industry to the world. As people all over North America fear shortages, more and more people are realizing what an important role trucking and the people who drive the trucks are. [...]

2020-03-24T03:10:15+00:00March 24th, 2020|Trucking Safety|

COVID-19 and Trucking Updates

Post Updated Jan 10, 2022. Canada border vaccine mandate for all visitors effective January 15. Includes truck drivers U.S. Border vaccine mandate coming January 22.  First we at Peter Suess Transportation Consultant Inc would like to thank all the drivers currently out on the road doing their best during this crisis. We know you are experiencing [...]

2022-01-11T05:55:43+00:00March 17th, 2020|Trucking Safety|

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|

Changes to U.S. Customs Transponders

Introducing the Gen-2 Transponders for all CMV’s crossing the U.S. border This fall has seen a big change come down the pike regarding how US custom transponders will work going forward. As of October 2019, all Gen-1 transponders will be replaced with New Generation-2 (Gen-2) transponders. The goal is to have all commercial vehicles [...]

2020-01-23T06:14:25+00:00November 25th, 2019|Border Crossing|

Be prepared this winter. Brush up with some winter driving tips

Winter is coming. Are you prepared when you hit the road? 🎵 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year……” 🎵 Or something like that! As the snow starts to fly around the country, we thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone about tips for safe driving this winter. These winter [...]

2019-11-22T06:15:58+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Drivers, Trucking Safety|

AOBRD deadline coming soon!

Time to switch from your AOBRD to an ELD The AOBRD’s that had been grandfathered into the ELD mandate are soon to expire! The FMCSA had given fleets two years from December 16, 2017 when ELD’s became mandatory in the United States, to update the units in their vehicles from AOBRD’s to ELD’s. AOBRD [...]

2019-10-26T03:05:27+00:00October 25th, 2019|ELD, Hours of Service|

Keep Truckin introduces new app to save drivers waiting time

Drivers can avoid long waits at warehouses with Facility Insight app Keep Truckin has recently released a great new app as part of their electronic logging devices. Facility Insights is designed to show wait times at 60,000, and growing, different sites. Keep Truckin uses a huge database, (6.7 million unique visits for a six-month [...]

2019-10-06T02:35:58+00:00October 6th, 2019|ELD, Tid bits|

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|
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