Category Archives: Member News

Driver Training Critical – ATA Technology & Maintenance Council

At the ATA Technology and Maintenance Council a panel of experts spoke about the use of safety technologies such as collision mitigation, lane departure systems, and cameras to reduce accidents.  The experts stated that these systems have all been proven to reduce accidents, however they are only effective is the proper maintenance and driver training […]

Manufacturer Crises for Fleets Transitioning from AOBRD to ELD

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Executive Director Collin Mooney participated as a panelist at the March 22 American Trucking Association Safety Management Council that a “manufacturer crisis” is going to cause many fleets to miss the transition from AOBRD to ELD if they wait until November to make the transition.  Mr. Mooney stated he does not […]

Oregon DOT Plan Regular Inspections During Required Chain Up Conditions in Columbia River Gorge

In a joint effort by ODOT and the Oregon State Policy, Oregon Department of Transportation has a new inspection policy for the Columbia River Gorge area of Interstate 84 to help enforce tire chain requirements. When chain-up requirements are activated, trucks are required to leave I 84 westbound at mileposts 63 exit Hood River and […]

Is Your ELD Actually and AOBRD – You May be Surprised

4 CMV provides professional services for motor carriers including safety upgrades, audit preparation, and mock audits. This week I have been working with a customer in a audit/compliance review being conducted by the FMCSA.  I was visiting with the FMCSA about the ELD mandate and the upcoming deadline for the change over from AOBRD’s to […]

Celadon Uses SurveyMonkey to Get Driver Feedback

Celadon Trucking, one of the 10 largest truckload carriers is using SurveyMonkey to automatically collect feedback from drivers. Based on industry studies,  Celadon Trucking is using critical time intervals when drivers are most at risk for leaving their company and started collecting feedback. Within days after orientation Celadon follow up with surveys and again at […]

FMCSA Formally Announced the Immediate end of Exemption Process for Diabetic Drivers

As of February 21, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration formally announced its immediate end of its exemption process for insulin-dependent truck and bus drivers. The exemption process will remain in effect for drivers with epilepsy and seizure disorders, as well as for hearing and vision disorders, the agency said. The revised diabetes standard […]

Colorado Passes Law to Allow 18-21 Year Olds to Drive Interstate

The trucking industry has been talking for years now about how to engage students coming out of high school become truck drivers. Colorado Gov Jared Polis signed into law a bill that will open interstate trucking opportunities to people between ages of 18 and 21. Unfortunately, the federal regulations still prohibit 18-21-year-old to cross state […]

4 CMV Driver – Applicant Management System

4 CMV Drivers, LLC launched a free Applicant Management System for motor carriers.  The free solution is an online, electronic application process with a dashboard to assist motor carriers in gathering required information and releases from driver applicants. The free application process significantly speeds up hiring of applicant drivers by providing the ability to complete […]

FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Planner

For years, carriers have relied on FMCSA’s “A Motor Carrier’s Guide to Improving Highway Safety” to understand the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and how to comply. FMCSA has updated and renamed this important guide, making it easier to search and customize the content by presenting it as an interactive website called “The Motor […]

Large Truckload Fleets Saw Profits Dip in 2018

Stronger revenues did not equal larger profits. In most cases smaller profits were seen then the year prior. Carriers are spending more on salaries and wages and brokered freight to other trucking companies so expenditures increased.  Covenant Transportation spend 63 million more on salaries and wages in 2018 than it did in 2017 and nearly […]