Diesel Prices on the Rise, Highest Since 2014

On-highway diesel fuel prices have hit the highest level since November 2014, with the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S. at $3.17 the week of May 7, 2018.  Not only is the average cost per gallon the highest in four … Read More

2018 CVSA RoadCheck to Focus on Hours of Service

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual RoadCheck event is set for June 5-7, 2018 where law enforcement and inspectors will conduct Standard Level I Inspections in North America (United States and Canada) with a specific focus on Hours of Service (HOS).  Each 37-step inspection will … Read More

Pre-Trip Inspection Tips for Truck Drivers

A truck driver’s pre-trip inspection is critical to various things, including roadway and driver safety. That’s why all truck drivers (also known as commercial vehicle drivers) should perform some basic steps in a pre-trip, and post-trip, inspection to ensure several things. The Federal Motor Carrier … Read More

CA: Weekly Short-Term Restrictions Allowed in Electronic Format

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Permits Branch issued a memorandum stating weekly short-term restrictions for annual permits can now be legally displayed on electronic devices by drivers as opposed to hard copy, printed versions.  Previously, Caltrans required these restrictions be printed each week as … Read More

Taking Care of Truck Tires Could Result in Big Savings

Inspecting and caring for tires is a task not all truck drivers are excited to do, let alone have time to do, but if drivers knew more about how tires worked and could implement quicker inspections, the long term savings in tire maintenance expenses can … Read More

Drivers Without an ELD Will be Placed Out of Service

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released a statement on Sunday, April 1 stating any driver operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) without a required and registered electronic logging device (ELD) or a grandfathered, automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) will be placed out of service … Read More

MI: Updated Spring Weight Restrictions

Effective noon on Tuesday, March 27 weight restrictions will be lifted from parts of Michigan, although frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-46 line. Weight restrictions will … Read More

Michigan Spring Weight Restrictions

Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) released an update to weight restrictions effective Friday, March 23 at 6 a.m. The update says, weight restrictions will be lifted from the following: Southern Michigan border north to and including M-43 in Van Buren County east to I-69/I-96 in Eaton … Read More

Update: North Dakota Load Restrictions

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) has updated and/or added the following load restrictions as of Wednesday, March 21.  Each of the restrictions are listed below individually, but more info is available on the North Dakota Load Restrictions web page.   Spring Load Restrictions … Read More

Seasonal Load Limit Notifications for Minnesota

This week marks the end of Winter load increases, and the start of Spring load restrictions for the North-Central and North frost zones in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the end and start dates are as follows: The ending date for Winter … Read More