Entries by MTAC Staff

FMCSA publishes final rule on Hours of Service

From FMCSA. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Based on the detailed public comments and input from the American people, FMCSA’s final rule on […]

MTAC launches new magazine, The Transportation Professional

MTAC is pleased to announce that the inaugural edition of MTAC’s magazine, The Transportation Professional, should be arriving in your mail any day now. The magazine was published by Matthews Publishing Group, who did a fantastic job. It is being provided free of charge because of support from our members who purchased advertisements in the […]

Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) Tool

With the support of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has designed, developed, and deployed a capability for truckers and other commercial drivers in the U.S. to understand restrictions that they might encounter as they travel across the country. The Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) tool merges coordinated and vetted […]

Operation Safe Driver Week is July 12-18 with focus on speeding

From CVSA. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. During this week-long traffic enforcement safety initiative, law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by […]

FMCSA extends Emergency Declaration through June 14

From FMCSA. The extension of Emergency Declaration 2020-002 provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance in support of emergency relief efforts related to COVID-19, including transportation to meet immediate needs for: medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19; supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, […]

COVID-19 disinformation activity

From US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the nation and the world continues to fight against COVID-19, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continues to work on products and other resources intended to help critical infrastructure stakeholders improve their resilience and reduce their exposure to COVID-19 related risks. Today (May 8), CISA issued […]

CDC issues COVID-19 guidance for truck drivers and employers

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued COVID-19 related guidance for both truck drivers and their employers. Below are excerpts of lengthy guidance for both drivers and their employers. Members can view the complete guidance for both drivers and their employers online. Drivers: As a long-haul truck driver, how can I protect myself and […]

Survey: Delivering supplies in the NJ-NY-PA-CT region

From Connecticut Department of Transportation. In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the four states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut are working to ease the delivery of day-to-day and emergency supplies by over-the-road truck drivers like you. Truck drivers are the backbone of the supply chain and we applaud your tireless service. […]

Updated PPP Loans frequently asked questions

From U.S. Treasury. The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). […]