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CVSA releases 2020 Brake Safety Week results

From CVSA. During this year’s Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 43,565 commercial motor vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related violations. Inspectors from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. removed 5,156 commercial motor vehicles from roadways due to brake violations during the week-long inspection and enforcement event, focused specifically on reducing brake-related crashes […]

Driver concerns, insurance top ATRI’s list of industry issues

Excerpt from ATRI Release. Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 16th Top Industry Issues report, which identifies a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation and retention and for the first time since 2005, insurance costs. For the fourth year […]

Poor insurance underwriter performance causing increasing rates, expert says

From Transport Topics. The insurance underwriting industry continues to face financial uncertainty, characterized by historic underwriting losses for the transportation sector and rising insurance rates for motor carriers, insurance executives said during a virtual educational session at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. “We are in very challenging times with respect to transportation,” said […]

FMCSA Hours of Service presentation at virtual annual meeting

New federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules for truck drivers are now in place, and they impact all MTAC members. Ensure that you understand the new rules by participating in MTAC’s virtual annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29. Beginning at 2 p.m., learn about the new rules from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) Division […]

Conn. DMV leadership to speak during MTAC Annual Meeting

MTAC members should participate in MTAC’s virtual annual meeting in order to hear directly from senior DMV leadership on what they need to know as far as conducting business with the DMV. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29, hear directly from Commissioner Magubane and Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera. They will discuss the COVID-19 impact […]

Insurance news to be announced during MTAC Virtual Meeting

There is some big news regarding MTAC’s Safety Group insurance program that will be revealed during MTAC’s Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29. Ensure you attend the noon session in order to learn about the new developments. Participants in this session will also hear directly from the publisher of MTAC’s new magazine, Jennifer Matthews. […]

Regulatory Outlook: Trucking and the 2020 election

From Fleet Owner. Each U.S. presidential election year comes with its own air of uncertainty, but this year, that uncertainty has been compounded by a global health crisis, a nation divided, and adapting to a new way to conduct business. Included in the ranks of the nation’s essential, front-line workers, the trucking industry has been […]

TAT’s Driving Freedom podcast

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) recently created a podcast of concise and content-rich episodes, that serve as an additional training tool for the largest mobile army of eyes and ears dedicated to discovering and disrupting human trafficking networks. Support TAT and check out the TAT Driving Freedom podcast. The most recent episode – How TAT got […]

September tonnage down year-over-year, rebounds after August decline

From Transport Topics. Truck tonnage in September declined a seasonally adjusted 2.7% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year declines, American Trucking Associations said Oct. 20. However, when measured month-to-month, the index increased 6.7% after declining 5.3% in August. In September, the index equaled 115.1 compared with 118.2 the same […]