Ask Thorn Valley
Three major questions and answers that were forwarded to Thorn Valley by an attendee of the FMCSA meeting. These are questions regarding ELD compliance will come in handy. The next few months will be interesting as FMCSA and enforcement personnel make transitions.
Bypass Intersections & Increase Driver Pay
Find out the pros and cons of the Bypass Program for fleets and the consideration of boosting driver pay.
Recent Need to Know Updates
We have recent updates you should check out: 4 takeaways from the ELD Madate transition, the finalization of the 2018-2019 UCR fees, January drug testing changes and safety news from FMCSA.
Winter Weather Preparation
Make sure you are prepared for the winter weather this season. Icy conditions close Louisiana interstates and the East Coast storms suspend hours regulations for some drivers. Stay up to date.
Thorn Valley Safety Newsletter Archive
Read how to winterize your truck, Thorn Valley's 10 safe driving tips for this year, and how to to survive winter as a CMV Driver.
Check out the SNS website updates, the crash preventability demonstration program results and the recent FMCSA actions.
Ask Thorn Valley
“The insured stated that the third party safety consultant said the 2000 model trucks in his fleet had a build date in 1999 and that all the engines had 1999 VIN's, and these trucks would be exempt from the ELD mandate. He also stated that the 2007 unit that needs a motor replacement would be exempt if he put one of the 1999 engines that he has available. I have read but am not certain if that unit must be designated a glider kit to qualify or if just changing the motor qualifies it for the exemption. I told the insured I would check with Thorn Valley to see if that information was accurate."
The ELD Mandate
That long awaited day is upon us! December 18 ELD Mandate is in action. Read about the ELD exemptions and answers to the top 70 ELD questions.
TSA Real ID Will Affect Renewal of Driver's License
Beginning January 22,2018, driver’s licenses or state IDs issued by states that are not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and have not been granted an extension by DHS may not be used to fly within the U.S.