PHMSA is offering 4 Hazardous Materials FREE one day Workshop Seminars

PHMSA is offering 4 Hazardous Materials FREE one day Workshop Seminars in the ESC in upcoming months. FMCSA ESC HM staff will also be presenting on Hazardous Materials transportation regulations as well as having a place at the table on the panel for the Q&A portion of the outreach workshop.

Below are the dates and locations and the link to register is here:

4/6/2017 Albany, NY, Homewood Suites-Albany, 216 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12295, (609) 771-7890

5/23/2017 Morgantown, WV, Holiday Inn, Morgantown-Artria’s, 1188 Pineview Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505, (609) 771-7890

6/27/2017 Burlington, VT, Holiday Inn Burlington, 1068 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403, (609) 771-7890

6/29/2017 East Syracuse, NY, Hilton Garden Inn Syracuse, 6004 Fair Lakes Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057, (609) 771-7890

OSHA & FMCSA Rule Changes & Updates Seminar

March 10, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm
 What You Need to Know to Comply

New Hampshire Motor Transport Association, in cooperation with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Occupational Safety Health Administration are presenting this informational seminar focusing on regulatory changes and how these changes will be enforced.
Featured will be a review of recent rule changes, including Drug and Alcohol Database requirements and ELDT.
Find out how these new and enhanced rules will affect you and your company.
OSHA’s Requirements for Drug Testing & Incentive Program Do’s and Don’ts
Other New OSHA Requirements
Andrew Palhof
Compliance Assistance Specialist OSHA
National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Final Rule
National Training Standards for New Truck and Bus Drivers
Steve Piwowarski
Division Administrator

Registration Form Link

2017 Quebec thaw period

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2017 thaw period dates in Québec are now confirmed for each of the three zones. Therefore, the 2017 thaw period for the three zones are the following (please note that these dates may change depending on the meteorological conditions):

Zone 1: Monday February 27th  – Friday April 28th

Zone 2: Monday March 6th – Friday May 5th

Zone 3: Monday March 13th – Friday May 12th

NHMTA NH Declaration of Emergency Notice, March 14, 2017

Dear Member,

Attached is a Declaration of Emergency Notice pertaining to the delivery of propane, natural gas, fuel oil, gasoline and foodstuffs and the repair of utility outages within the State of New Hampshire.

The emergency exemption is issued in connection with anticipated emergency conditions as a result of a heavy snow storm. It is deemed that a declaration of emergency is required to ensure the continuation of these essential services to both residential and commercial establishments within the State.

Please see the attached Declaration of Emergency for full details.

Fuel Dealers and Carriers should keep a copy of this Declaration in their vehicle.

This Declaration will remain in effect through March 28, 2017 at midnight.


Reasonable Suspicion Training for HR, Managers, and Supervisors

March 8, 2017
(9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
We’re in the midst of a substance abuse crisis. Have all of your managers & supervisors been trained to recognize SUBSTANCE ABUSE?
Reasonable suspicion training should be aimed at all supervisors, managers, and human resource personnel. In today’s environment, if you hire anybody, knowing what to look for in terms of a substance abuser is critical for the safety of your company and employees. While DOT regulations specifically require “all persons designated to supervise drivers” to receive 60 minutes of mandatory training on alcohol misuse and 60 minutes on controlled substances abuse (49CFR §382.603), this DOT-required training will also be useful by reviewing a policy for other positions within your company not covered by FMCSA regulations and will give employers and supervisors the information they need to determine if an applicant is a substance abuser before hiring.

Registration Form Link


Keep ‘em clean

Joseph Evangelist, Executive Vice President, Transervice

All too often fleets look at the cleaning of their trucks as an expense. And while it does cost money to keep a truck clean, the benefits far outweigh the cost.

The subject of vehicle washing is so important that the Technology & Maintenance Council has an entire Recommended Practice (RP433) devoted to it. If you haven’t already done so, you may want to read it.

Perhaps the most important reason to keep your truck clean is that you actually extend its road life. It’s no secret that the de-icing chemicals used on today’s roads are extremely corrosive. The longer they remain on the undercarriage of your trucks the more damage they do.

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Kenworth’s Truckers Against Trafficking auction truck the result of industry collaboration

Lucas Deal@lddeal85| March 7, 2017

Kenworth’s project to auction off a brand new T680 to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking is one that’s been nearly two years in the making, says Don Blake, new truck sales manager at Inland Kenworth.

Blake met Truckers Against Trafficking Executive Director Kendis Paris at that time and became aware of the human trafficking problem that exists in the trucking industry. TAT fights to combat trafficking by educating the trucking industry on how human traffickers exploit the industry to move these victims, and by educating drivers to spot and report possible cases of trafficking found in North America.

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