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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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Are you Ready for Roadcheck 2020?

The CVSA’s first enforcement event of the year began on Sunday with Safe Driver Week. This will be followed by Brake Safety Week in August and Roadcheck later this year. With so many enforcement events on the horizon, now is the time to make sure that your drivers and trucks are safe and ready to…

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Are You Ready for Safe Driver Week?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has confirmed that Operation Safe Driver Week will proceed as planned this year, with enforcement scheduled for July 12-18, 2020. “It’s essential that this enforcement initiative, which focuses on identifying and deterring unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, go on as scheduled,” said CVSA President Sgt. John Samis with the…

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Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day is the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country, and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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Trucking Adjusts in Cities Hit Hardest by the Coronavirus

Fleet operations have had to be nimble to navigate amid disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus, particularly in hard-hit cities such as New York, San Francisco, New Orleans and Detroit. Recent data from predictive analytics firm FourKites Inc. showed a drop in load volumes for consumer goods, food and packaging destined for those hard-hit areas…

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CVSA: Roadcheck Will be Postponed

After their announcement a few weeks ago that Roadcheck would continue as scheduled, the CVSA has decided to postpone their annual enforcement event.  The 72-hour, annual event was scheduled to take place from May 5 to May 7, 2020. The postponement comes as the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the country. It is the first time…

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