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May 4-6 inspection blitz focus is lighting, hours of service

Truckers in the U.S. Canada and Mexico have about 90 days to ensure they and their trucks are prepared for one of this year’s inspection blitzes, which organizers say will have special focuses on driver’s hours of service and on the trucks’ lighting systems. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set May 4-6 as the…

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Women In Trucking Association Selects Female Veterans to Join Driver Ambassador’s Wreaths Across America Trip

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that it has selected two female veterans, Janice Neitz and Nichole Garcia, to accompany the association’s Driver Ambassador Kelly lynn McLaughlin on part of her journey to pick up and deliver wreaths for National Wreath Laying Day held on Saturday, December 19. Every December, Wreaths Across America coordinates…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Motor carriers have always been the backbone of America, but perhaps it’s never been more true than it’s been in 2020. As our nation (and world) faced an unprecedented crisis, you stepped up and made sure that our shelves stayed stocked and that our first responders had the safety and medical equipment needed to address…

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Secretary Wilkie’s 2020 Veterans Day message

I’m Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. On Veterans Day in 1988, Ronald Reagan said …”We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty. . . Most of all,…

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Traton, Hino Team up for Electric-Vehicle Development

Traton’s Scania brand is already testing hydrogen-trucks like the four with ASKO, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler. Photo: Scania Two global commercial vehicle makers, Germany’s Traton SE and Japan’s Hino Motors Ltd., have signed a joint venture agreement to develop electric vehicles, both battery-electric and fuel-cell versions. Traton and Hino will combine their unique strengths to…

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NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK – Second Week in September

NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK America recognizes National Truck Driver Appreciation Week during the second week in September. It’s a time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work in one of the nation’s most demanding and vital jobs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there are one million professional men…

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HAPPY LABOR DAY, HAPPY FALL!

We will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th.  We hope you all enjoy the holiday.  It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. We are already feeling the start of fall — crisp mornings, warm days, cool nights! ( Pumpkin Spice coffee)   Wherever this fall takes you, Capital Driver Leasing…

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Our Roads Our Safety

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Roadcheck inspection blitz rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

International Roadcheck is happening after all this year. In March, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced it was postponing its annual International Roadcheck because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. CVSA today announced it has rescheduled International Roadcheck for Sept. 9-11. International Roadcheck is what the CVSA calls “a 72-hour high-volume, high-visibility inspection and enforcement initiative”…

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Brake Safety Week is Set for Aug. 23-29

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled, Aug. 23-29. Enforcement officials will inspect commercial motor vehicles throughout the week and vehicles found to have critical out-of-service brake violations, or other critical vehicle out-of-service inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. Vehicles that pass…

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