NH DOT Projects

Night Paving On NH Route 102 In Londonderry

October 3, 2018

Night paving work is scheduled to begin the night of Sunday, October 7, 2018 on NH Route 102 in Londonderry.

Blasting Work Planned On NH Route 101 Project In Bedford

October 2, 2018

Blasting work is expected to begin Thursday, October 4, 2018 on the NH Route 101 widening project in Bedford.

Bridge Repairs On NH Route 49 In Thornton

October 2, 2018

Bridge repairs are scheduled to begin on Monday, October 8, 2018 on the NH Route 49 bridge over Mad River in Thornton.

Sidewalk And Facility Work At The Canterbury Rest Area On I-93

October 2, 2018

Sidewalk and facility improvement work at the Canterbury Rest Area off of Interstate 93 northbound is planned for Monday, October 8 through Thursday, October 11, 2018, with no public access to the Canterbury Rest Area during this four day period.

 

NJ’s Still At It!

ATA contact: Bob Pitcher, rpitcher@trucking.org.

We’re getting reports again of trucks being held up (and we use that term advisedly) at weigh stations and rest areas in New Jersey by agents of the state’s division of taxation, who demand payment of the New Jersey corporate income tax if the carrier isn’t already registered for the tax with the state. 

Commonly, we understand, the division questions a truck driver on whether he’s making a pick-up or delivery in the state, and, if he is, how long the carrier has been doing business in New Jersey. If the carrier doesn’t do any pick-ups or deliveries, the truck can go on its way. But if the state learns the carrier does even minimal business in the state, and is not registered to pay the income tax, it issues an assessment on the spot, generally for $1,000 per year the activity has gone on – and doesn’t let the truck continue until the carrier wires the money. 

New Jersey has been doing this for at least 20 years now and has snared thousands of carriers, but there are always some that haven’t gotten the word and suffer for it. Is this a burden on interstate commerce? Of course it is! But quite possibly it’s legal. 

So if you do any pick-ups or deliveries in New Jersey, be warned. If you register to file and pay the corporate income tax, the tax is likely to be small (though the accountant’s fee for filling out the return may be substantial), but the consequences of getting caught in the state without registering could be nasty.

DOT Physical Forms and Reports Changing

DOT Physical Forms and Reports Changing

The DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificates and Forms have changed effectively immediately.

The medical examiners certificate (exp 8/31/2018) can no longer be used by certified medical examiners when completing the DOT physical. After today, physicians can only use the 9/30/2019 expiration date cards. 

The only element that changed on the new card and report is the expiration date, all other pieces and places for information remain the same.

The 9/30/19 new MEC form (Form MCSA-5876) can be accessed using this link.

The 9/30/19 new MER form (Form MCSA-5875) can be accessed through the same above link.

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NHMTA FMCSA DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate and Form Updates

Dear Member,

We have just been informed that the DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificates and Forms have changed effectively immediately.

The medical examiners certificate (exp 8/31/2018) can no longer be used by certified medical examiners when completing the DOT physical. After today, physicians can only use the 9/30/2019 expiration date cards. 

The only element that changed on the new card and report is the expiration date, all other pieces and places for information remain the same.

The 9/30/18 new MEC form is attached as a pdf fill-in form. (Form MCSA-5876). You can also access the form using this link.

The 9/30/18 new MER form (Form MCSA-5875) can be accessed through the same link below.

NEW – MEC Form MCSA-5876

 

 

Here’s our list of truck driver safety pointers perfect for both drivers new to their vehicles and savvy pros looking for a quick refresher.

Neil Nogues, YRC Freight, the 2018 NHMTA State Champion came home with the highly-coveted Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award.

 The Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award is sponsored by C.H. Robinson and recognizes a driver judged to best exemplify the characteristics of a professional truck driver. The criteria is based on their driving record, skill, knowledge, Photo courtesy Mickey Rafealattitude toward safety, and personality as evidenced by their work history and performance in various NTDC skills tests and overall professionalism. Contestants for the award must have competed at seven or more National Truck Driving Championships.

Three other drivers, one from New Hampshire and two from Vermont placed in the top five of their class.

From New Hampshire:

Paul Robichaud, Fed Ex Express, 4th Place Tanks

From Vermont:

Matt Smith, Fed Ex Express, 4th Place Twins

Chris Goddard, Fed Ex Express, 5th Place 3 Axel

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Enforcement Personnel on the Lookout for Unsafe Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Drivers During Operation Safe Driver Week, July 15-21

Starting today, as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, July 15-21, law enforcement personnel will be on roadways throughout North America looking for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. This weeklong safety initiative aims to call attention to driver behaviors, the main cause of crashes, and combat those behaviors through heightened traffic safety enforcement and education.

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