Friday, March 27, 2020
National ATA launches COVID-19 Hub website
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications for the economy, interstate commerce and America's trucking industry. There’s a lot of information for industry stakeholders to digest to ensure their employees are safe and their operation is compliant. For that reason, the... Read more
Friday, March 27, 2020
CDC issues statement on self-quarantine guidance for New York City transportation and delivery workers
The Center for Disease Control has issued guidance for truck drivers and delivery workers making essential deliveries in New York City during the city self-quarantine guidance for the greater New York City area. “When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving... Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
FMCSA grants 90-day waiver for expiring CDLs
ATA officials have been notified that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is granting, a 90-day waiver (to June 30, 2020) for expiring interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and other interstate drivers operating commercial... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
ALDOT issues guidance on truckload weight limits for COVID-19 relief
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Alabama Dept. of Transportation officials have increased weight restrictions to 90,000 lbs. for commercial vehicles (5-axle or 6-axle only) directly involved in emergency relief efforts.  In a letter delivered earlier this evening... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
Special Message from ATA President & CEO Mark Colson
Amid this current health crisis, one of the most important messages to share with the trucking community is a sincere expression of gratitude and thanks. Thank you to the men and women keeping America moving. Truckers are dealing with the social and practical aspects of this crisis just like everyone... Read more
Friday, March 13, 2020
FMCSA waives HOS regs for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts
Earlier today, President Donald Trump declared a National State of Emergency to combat a growing crisis from the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This move frees up $50 billion to help fight the pandemic and waives certain laws and regulations to ensure the virus can be contained and patients treated... Read more
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Alabama truck driver among finalist for national award
The National Tank Truck Carriers recently announced that J & M Tank Lines’ Professional Driver Darrien Henderson of Mobile, Ala. is among eight finalists for its 2020 Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year award. NTTC created the award to recognize, pay tribute and promote professional tank... Read more
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Work Smarter: Tips for conducting bulk queries in Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Did you know that the DOT’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse provides options for employers and consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs) to conduct queries individually OR upload multiple queries at once? It’s true. How do you conduct such a bulk query?  First, download and complete... Read more
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Problems with the Clearinghouse? Here’s what you should do
A high volume of users has created a bumpy start to the FMCSA’s CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website. Due to capacity issues, many Clearinghouse users trying to register, query, upload, or find information have experienced error messages or delays with the database’s functionality. FMCSA is working... Read more
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Final ELD deadline looms just a week away
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, motor carriers and drivers subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate must use ELDs to record drivers’ hours of service. Once the final deadline has passed, roadside inspection officers will no longer accept grandfathered... Read more