Cargo theft recording firms SensiGuard
and CargoNet are warning trucking companies and drivers
of increased theft activity during the Memorial Day holiday period, defined as
the Thursday, May 23, through Tuesday, May 28.
Continuing Education Credits: This Live Learning webinar provides
1 CE credit toward the Truckload Academy Human
Resources Certificate (HR-OP, HH-RR, or HR-L) and
renewal of the Truckload Academy Certificate of Fleet
Department reminds heavy-vehicle users and shippers that authorized load limits
are reduced during periods of thaw on all public roads. This is the case
every year to account for the lower carrying capacity of the road network
during this period.
It should be noted that the target
dates represent the most likely dates of start and end of the thaw period for
each of the three zones. Depending on changing weather conditions, these
dates may be delayed or delayed.
A group of U.S. Senators and members of the House this week
reintroduced legislation that would mandate side underride guards on
tractor-trailers to help mitigate impacts on car occupants in crashes where the
car slides under the trailer. The legislation was first introduced in December 2017, but no action was taken.
There will be a CDL Driver Job Fair at Commercial Driving School, Concord NH on Dec 16 from 10-1pm. Recent graduates and current class will be in attendance. Please click on the link below for more information.
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 45,000 Freightliner Cascadia tractors for an issue with the ignition control unit not performing required bulb checks on the instrument panel in certain situations, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Daimler says if the ignition in the affected trucks is turned from on to off to on too quickly, the ICU may not perform the required bulb checks for the anti-lock brake system or electronic stability control, as required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
A bill that would allow CDL holders under the age of 21 to cross state lines has been filed in the U.S. Senate. The Drive-Safe Act, which was also filed in the U.S. House in March, would institute extra training hurdles and require 18-20-year-old drivers to log hundreds of hours behind the wheel alongside a more experienced driver before being permitted to operate interstate. The bill is backed by the American Trucking Associations.
Currently, federal law prohibits interstate operations to drivers 21 years and older. However, proponents of allowing younger drivers to cross state lines argue that, in large states, drivers can operate on trips hundreds of miles long, yet can’t make much shorter trips across multiple states. They also argue that nabbing drivers at an earlier age — 18 or 19 instead of 21 — could expand the industry’s ability to attract career truck operators.
TEN WEEK DETOUR IN PLACE DURING WORK ON HYDROELECTIC FACILITY
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces the planned extended closure to through traffic of a section of NH Route 127 in Hopkinton for approximately ten weeks.
Beginning Monday, August 27, 2018, Route 127 (Maple Street) will be closed immediately east of the Rowell Covered Bridge to allow for upgrades to the nearby hydroelectric facility. These upgrades to a section of penstock will require excavation of the roadway.
During this construction work, a detour will be in place utilizing Interstate 89 and US Route 202. The only section of NH 127 being closed is the area of the penstock, downstream of the Hopkinton-Everett Reservoir. Route 127 will still be accessible from both sides, but will not allow for through traffic.