CVSA's Safe Driver Week Focus on Speeding

Due to an increase in drivers’ actions contributing to traffic crashes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will have a special emphasis on dangerous driving behavior and speeding. The week-long law enforcement blitz is set for July 14-20. Any speeding commercial … Read More

The Six Levels of a DOT Inspection

As the International Roadcheck (June 4-6) and Operation Safe Driver Week (July 14-20) approach, it’s important for all truck drivers to be aware of the six different levels of a Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspection.  Level 1 – The North American Standard Inspection The level … Read More

Fishing Opener Restrictions in Minnesota

Each year, the fishing season opener in Minnesota is a big deal. So big that the state will enforce some oversize/overweight travel restrictions Friday, May 10 through Monday, May 13.  No oversize or overweight travel will be allowed from 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 10 until 2:00 … Read More

Tips for Avoiding Truck Tire Roadside Violations

As the CVSA’s (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) International Roadcheck approaches (June 4 – 6), ACE Heavy Haul wants to help all truck drivers avoid potential truck tire violations, and practice every day tips for better truck tire health to keep everyone safe on the roads.  … Read More

FMCSA approves Ag haulers five year exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said truck drivers hauling certain agricultural commodities can now use alternate methods for cargo securement. Federal regulators granted a five-year exemption to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations, clearing a variety of alternative methods to … Read More

Pilot Flying J's New Mobile App

Pilot Flying J launched its new mobile app which gives drivers the ability to fuel up faster, skip the line at the showers and reserve a parking spot.  The new Pilot Flying J mobile app hit The App Store and Google Play this week and … Read More

FMCSA extends emergency declaration for flooding in Plains

The Midwest and Plains have been the epicenter for extreme weather since January with record cold, snow, flooding and the lowest atmospheric pressure.  And amid Winter Storm Wesley, the bad weather news continues as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends emergency declaration for … Read More

Closures in Several Midwestern States Due to Blizzard

Winter Storm Wesley has created some hazardous road conditions and closures in several midwestern states. Due to blizzard conditions, the following states have reported closures.  Colorado  I-76 is a mess in Colorado as well as 70 from Denver to almost the Kansas line. Nebraska  Interstate … Read More

Proper Use of Personal Conveyance & FAQs

Personal conveyance is the movement of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a driver may record time operating a CMV for personal conveyance as off-duty only when the driver is relieved from work … Read More

CVSA's New Out-of-Service Criteria is Now in Effect

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) new 2019 North American standard out-of-service criteria is now in effect. As of Monday, April 1 the the 2019 out-of-service criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions.  The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is the pass-fail criteria for roadside … Read More