CVSA’s annual driver-focused enforcement blitz a month out

Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual enforcement spree put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, is set this year for July 15-21. During the weeklong blitz, enforcers will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections and driver regulatory compliance. CVSA says driver behavior is the cause of more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes. Read more

Regulatory and Legislative Update-June 2018

FMCSA issues guidance on personal conveyance, ag commodity exception After months of review, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on May 31 announced new guidance on two key issues that affect application of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate: Personal conveyance and the agricultural commodity exception. Due principally to questions surrounding the agricultural commodity exception, transporters of covered goods have been operating under a temporary waiver from ELDs that currently is set to expire June 18. Transporters of livestock or insects are exempt at least until the end of the current fiscal year on September 30. Read more

Young replaces Schroeder at the AHAA

Guy Young has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers. Young has a trucking and association leadership background. He was previously president and CEO of the Kentucky Trucking Association, and prior to that vice-president of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association for 22 years. He also spent 12 years with an Atlanta-based petroleum carrier earlier in his career. Read more