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Connecticut Oversize & Overweight Permit Fee Increases

Connecticut Oversize & Overweight Permit Fee Increases Effective July 1, 2016, Connecticut will increase the costs to obtain oversize and overweight permits. Legislation sponsored by Democratic leadership will raise the costs for individual permits from $23 to $30. It will also raise the cost of an “electronic transmittal fee” to

FMCSA Issues Electronic Logging Device Rule

FMCSA Issues Electronic Logging Device Rule Last Thursday, FMCSA announced its long-awaited final rule requiring the adoption and use of electronic logging devices by all drivers currently required to complete paper records of duty status. The 500 page rule has been summarized by American Trucking Associations staff and is available

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1

Compliance with Implements of Husbandry law kicks in November 1 What’s so special about Nov. 1? One of the main provisions in the Implements of Husbandry law deals with what are statutorily defined as “wide” IOH. If not already installed on original equipment, additional lighting and marking features will be

E-Log Mandate on Schedule for September

E-Log Mandate on Schedule for September The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is forecast to meet the Sept. 30 deadline. This is the final version and it will not have a public comment period. The regulations within the rule will likely take effect in late 2017. What does that mean

INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK: JUNE 2-4

INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK: JUNE 2-4 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States

FMCSA Issues Rule Increasing Motor Carrier Civil Penalties for Violating Federal Regs

FMCSA Issues Rule Increasing Motor Carrier Civil Penalties for Violating Federal Regs The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule increasing most of its motor carrier civil penalties for violations of federal regulations. In an April 3 Federal Register announcement, the agency said that several laws require

DOT Audit Survival Checklist

DOT Audit Survival Checklist When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) comes knocking, your files need to be in order. If you haven’t “dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s” in your DQ files, you could face penalties from the FMCSA, not to mention increased liability after

U.S., Canada agree on preclearance for trucks at border

U.S., Canada agree on preclearance for trucks at border The United States and Canada have struck a diplomatic agreement that will allow U.S.-bound trucks to clear customs on the Canadian side of the border – a deal that could eventually help end the frequent truck backups that tie up Buffalo-bound

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