New Training Schedules

Training

Hazardous Materials – Tanks

September 21, 8:30 – 12:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

September 28, 8:30—12:30

CMVR for Managers

September 28, 1:00—3:30

CMVR for Drivers

October 20, 8:30—12:30

GPS and Hours of Service

October 26 (stay tuned)

Maintenance Records and Pre-trip

October 27, 8:30—12:30

Reasonable Suspicion

November 2, 9:00—11:30

Recordkeeping (How to Survive a DOT Audit)

November 2, 12:00—4:00

Contact Lisajo@nhmta.org for registration info

Emergency Declaration Issued by USDOT in Advance of Hurricane Irma

September 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a Regional Emergency Declaration in advance of Hurricane Irma for the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific aspects of the emergency relief, including direct assistance for the immediate restoration of essential services (such as electrical, sewer, water, and telecommunications) or essential supplies (such as food, water, medical supplies, and fuel).

An FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration continues to exist for Hurricane Harvey.  The Agency has created a special webpage – https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/harvey – containing resources, links and information for commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers. Additional content will be regularly added.

A second webpage – https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/irma – has also been created containing resources, links and information for commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers. Additional content will be regularly added.

For a current list of regional and state-by-state Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits, see: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency.

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Emergency Declaration HOS Waiver Issued by USDOT for Certain States in Anticipated Fuel Shortages due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

August 31, 2017

AMENDED REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA’s Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. Such emergency is in response to anticipated fuel shortages due to refinery delays and interruption of delivery through pipelines as a result of damage from Tropical Storm Harvey. Affected States and jurisdictions included in this Emergency Declaration are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency transporting fuel products into and from the above listed Affected States and jurisdictions are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein, including for any portion of the trip that occurs outside of the Affected States and jurisdictions.

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Vermont I-89 Bridge Work – Week of September 4th, 2017

I-89 Night Closures between Exit 8-Montpelier and Exit 9-Middlesex  Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM Crews will be setting the structural steel at night for the new bridge over the travel lanes of I-89 for the month of September.  For the safety of motorists traveling on I-89, VTrans will close I-89 at night, one direction at a time, between Exit 8 – Montpelier and Exit 9 – Middlesex.  

Northbound I-89 will be closed between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM this week: – Tuesday, September 5th, 2018 – Thursday, September 7th, 2017  – Between Exit 8-Montpelier and Exit 9-Middlesex Alternate Route during closures During the northbound closure periods, motorists will exit the interstate in Montpelier at Exit 8 and follow US 2-West to Middlesex and access I-89 northbound at Exit 9.  US 2 will be marked with signs as an alternate route.   Two-way traffic will be maintained on US 2 with occasional interruptions to allow equipment to access the site.  

Day Work I-89 southbound and US 2 will be reduced to one-lane at the project site during daytime work hours.  Motorists can expect delays.  Northbound will have a shoulder closure only during daytime work hours.  

Traffic –Traffic delays can be expected this week on US 2 and I-89.

It is illegal in VT to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.  Contact Francine Perkins, Project Outreach Coordinator, FRP Enterprises, LLC with any questions or concerns with regards to the project at 802-479-6994.  Construction updates and project photos are posted at http://www.us2middlesex.vtransprojects.vermont.gov/.

PAVING WORK ON I-393 IN CONCORD AND PEMBROKE

LANE CLOSURES NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces paving work on Interstate 393 in Concord and Pembroke will begin on Tuesday, September 5, weather permitting.

This work will be completed in phases. It will take place during nighttime hours from North Main Street to the Merrimack River bridge.  The section from the Merrimack River bridge to the end of I-393 will be a combination of daytime during off-peak hours and nighttime work.  

During work hours, lane closures will be necessary on I-393 eastbound and westbound.  Motorists are requested to slow down and stay alert while travelling through the work area.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 10-16, 2017

The NHMTA Master Truck Driver Recognition Ceremony will be held on September 11, 2017, 9:00 am in the NH State House Executive Council Chambers. Please contact Vera@nhmta.org if you would like to take part in honoring the recipients.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, is Brake Safety Day

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, is Brake Safety Day, an enforcement and compliance campaign where law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program.

NHMTA Regional Emergency Declaration has been issued by FMCSA

Dear Member:

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency in the States of Texas and Louisiana as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey are granted emergency relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations except as restricted herein.

This Emergency Declaration provides for regulator relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, equipment and persons into or from the States of Texas and Louisiana or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency resulting Tropical Storm Harvey in the States of Texas and Louisiana.

This declaration terminates when a driver or commercial motor vehicle is used in interstate commerce to transport cargo or provide services not directly supporting the emergency relief effort.

This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for the duration of the emergency or until 11:59 pm (ET), September 24, 2017, whichever is less.

Further updates to this declaration can be found on the FMCSA website www.fmcsa.dot.gov.