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State, Safety and Transportation Association Information

Coronavirus Updates

MMTA has received requests from members for information regarding the COVID-19 virus and what business can do to prepare themselves.  While it is important to note that Maine has…

 

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Trucking info

The nation and the world are facing an unprecedented situation as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus that first appeared in China late…

 

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American Trucking Associations

Our COVID-19 Update Hub will provide members and industry stakeholders with timely, fact-based information to answer frequently asked questions and address common challenges…

 

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Truckload Carriers Association

TCA, much like our partners in government, remains committed to the well-being of our members, our employees, and the trucking community as a whole. As our nation…

 

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Illinois Trucking Association

Truck Drivers have been designated as essential critical infrastructure workers by the Department of Homeland Security. While documentation is not required, drivers and…

 

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AAMVA Jurisdiction Response to COVID-19

COVID-19, a novel (new) coronavirus, is a rapidly-evolving global pandemic. Though it has been declared a national emergency, local and state government officials and public health…

 

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NATSO Provides State Chart for Restrictions Impacting Truck Stops

States continue to issue statewide “stay at home,” “shelter in place,” or other lockdown-type orders. At the current time, all of these pertinent state orders permit truckstops…

 

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Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Truck Cabs

How often did your mother remind to wash your hands after using the washroom and before sitting down to a meal? If you’re like many people, those words now echo like a distant…

 

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Utah Governor Issues Executive Order on Inbound Travel

We are working with American Trucking Associations and the Utah Trucking Association to get clarification on the Utah Governor’s directive that is scheduled to go into effect today….

 

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Center For Disease Control and Prevention

As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats…

 

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Operation Safe Driver Week is July 12-18 With a Focus on Speeding

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…

 

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FMCSA Information and Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Are loads that include supplies related to direct assistance under the emergency declaration mixed with other, un-related materials covered under the declaration?

 

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Expanded Emergency Declaration

The President has declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 5191(b), and pursuant to 49 CFR § 390.23(a)(l)(i), an emergency exists that warrants an exemption…

 

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Frequently Asked Questions: Part 2

Is wood pulp covered under the expanded emergency declaration? Wood pulp is covered if it is being used as a precursor to one of the essential items listed in the exemption…

 

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Overview of Drug and Alcohol Rules

The United States Congress recognized the need for a drug and alcohol free transportation industry, and in 1991 passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act…

 

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National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

FMCSA continues to develop a new National Registry to better serve you. During this process, you may continue to access the current National Registry until our transition to the new…

 

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CMV Driving Tips

Even the most well-trained, safety-conscious commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver is at risk of engaging in driving behaviors that could lead to a crash on today’s crowded highways. Weather conditions or road…

 

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Medical Applications and Forms

Medical Applications and Forms

Medical Examinations Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus Assessment Form, MCSA-5870 Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875 Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876…

 

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

New texting and mobile phone restrictions for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The FMCSA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have published rules specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers…

 

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Cargo Tank Truck Rollover Prevention

Cargo Tank Truck Rollover Prevention

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in association with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and industry partners, created this tool as a training aid for commercial drivers of cargo tank motor…

 

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CMV Safety Belt Program

CMV Safety Belt Program

Safety belt use remains one of the cheapest, easiest, and most important means to protect commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Safety belts also help prevent serious damage and injury to others, because buckled drivers are better able control…

 

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Bridge Strikes and GPS

Bridge Strikes & GPS

Why is FMCSA concerned about bridge strikes? Why is FMCSA concerned about truck and bus drivers’ use of GPS navigation systems? What is the penalty for failing to comply with a posted route restriction along a roadway? What tips is FMCSA providing for the safe use of GPS…

 

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Driver Regulations

Driver Regulations

Below is a list of the sections that have interpretations available for the selected category. To view the interpretations for a given section, click on the subject link below. To return to the list of parts, use the Parts link above.

 

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Pre-Employment Screening Program

Pre-Employment Screening Program

Companies using PSP to screen new hires lower their crash rate by 8% and driver out-of-service rates by 17%, on average, compared to those that do not use PSP.

 
 
 

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Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP)

The FMCSA announces the start of the Crash Preventability Determination Program (CPDP). Under this program, if you have an eligible crash that occurred on or after August 1, 2019, you may submit a Request for Data Review…

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Travel Stations and Rest Stop Information

Location Status & Info

Diesel availability is unchanged at this time and all stores are fully stocked and operational. Our team at Musket, Love’s fuel trading and logistics arm, is closely monitoring any potential…

 

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Our Commitment to Guests

The trucking industry and its resolve and resilience continues to astound and amaze us.  Thank you for all you continue to do so that our country can recover quickly from this crisis.

 

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