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Brake Safety Week Set for Aug. 22-28

This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 22-28. During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance…

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY DRIVE SAFE!

Independence Day, also called Fourth of July or July 4th, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood. … It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

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Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List highlights worsening truck congestion

The recently released Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List for 2021 by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) highlighted a worsening situation at the most congested bottlenecks along the nation’s freight corridors. In this year’s survey, the GPS location data was collected from over 1 million trucks. It found 29 states had at least one bottleneck in the…

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ESC-SSC-WSC – Regional Emergency Declaration 2021-002 – 05-09-2021

ESC-SSC-WSC – Regional Emergency Declaration 2021-002 – 05-09-2021.pdf Federal Motor Carrier                        Safety Administration May 9, 2021 REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATIONUNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2021-002 ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, MISSISSIPPI, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, AND VIRGINIA In…

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Roadcheck Quiz

In 2020, over 30 percent of trucks and drivers that were inspected during Roadcheck were placed out of service. With Roadcheck 2021 just around the corner, now’s the time to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Get Roadcheck Ready The focus may be on lighting and hours of service this year, but those are…

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As Legal Marijuana Grows,Trucking Must Focus on Safety

ATA’S 2020 Safety Symposium hosts panel of safety experts on the industry impact of marijuana legalization As momentum for legalized marijuana continues to increase at both the state and federal levels, the trucking industry should be prepared to oppose and respond to policies that threaten safety. That was a message shared by Paul Enos, CEO…

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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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