Friday, September 01, 2017
FMCSA issues regional Declarations of Emergency, relaxes HOS & weight regs across several states
In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for FMCSA’s Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA's Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, have declared that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of... Read more
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Alabama declares state of emergency, relaxes HOS regs for relief efforts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the initial aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and with its remnants now moving into east into Alabama and Florida, Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency in Alabama, thus relaxing hour of service (HOS) regulations for drivers hauling emergency supplies,... Read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
SPECIAL ALERT: Feds relax trucking regulations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. The declaration is posted at “In response to the record flooding in the region, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s... Read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Call to Action: Express your concerns for industry’s top issues
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern... Read more
Friday, July 14, 2017
Alabama updates commercial learner’s permit procedures
Alabama is updating its commercial learner's permit (CLP) to comply with recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation. In the coming days, the state will start issuing a separate document for the CLP that is valid for 180 days, but applicants can renew it one time for an additional 180... Read more
Monday, February 20, 2017
J.J. Keller offers free whitepaper on vehicle maintenance program implementation
While FMCSA regulations require carriers to have a systematic and effective maintenance program, but they do not specify what it must include. Devising and implementing a plan is left up to the carrier to decide what to do when it comes to maintaining equipment. And if that program is not adequate,... Read more
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Safety Talks by Department of Public Safety
The Alabama Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Unit holds Safety Talks throughout the state. This training is open to the public. February 5, 2018 Deer Valley Homes 205 Carriage Street Guin, AL 35563 9:00 am Contact Jeff Holcomb 205-468-8400 February 7, 2018 Waste Pro of Alabama 140... Read more