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Thorn Valley Newsletter: September 2021

Thorn Valley Newsletter: September 2021

Last week's announcement from President Biden has sent the transportation world into a complete spin. Biden has charged Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop the rule which is expected to impact more than 80 million unvaccinated workers in...

Thorn Valley Newsletter: July 2021

Thorn Valley Newsletter: July 2021

Root Cause – Jackknife The following Commercial Carrier Journal blog provides some excellent insight into root cause analysis in relation to tractor-trailer jackknife crashes. While this analysis does not necessarily apply to all jackknifes, it certainly does present...

Thorn Valley Newsletter: May 2021

Thorn Valley Newsletter: May 2021

Colonial Pipeline Incident Additional Measures Taken to Help States Affected by Pipeline The U.S. DOT announced Tuesday 5/12/2021 additional help for States in areas affected by the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.  The White House and DOT have determined that...

Clearinghouse Update

Based on feedback we have received from drivers, employers, and service agents, FMCSA continues to make improvements to the registration process. Recently, the site was enhanced as follows. (Read More > https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/ Enhancements include: A...

Thorn Valley Newsletter: March 2021

Thorn Valley Newsletter: March 2021

FMCSA News March 2021 Download the Entry-Level Driver TPR Training and the Enhanced Clearinghouse Update document.March 5, 2021 - FMCSA Regional Emergency Declaration Extended for Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Read MoreShutting...

Safer Driving: Know What Your Hauling

Safer Driving: Know What Your Hauling

Photo source: Fox-19Know what you are hauling before you hit the road! When a truck hauling potassium hydroxide crashed into a jackknifed truck on the Brent Spence Bridge at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the driver didn't have time to grab the hazmat...

Regulatory News – November 2020

Regulatory News – November 2020

Early ELD analysis shows an uptick in certain HOS violations since new regs, along with a dip in 30-minute break flags. (CCD Daily Report) A recent before-and-after analysis of driver logbook data by EROAD shows the preliminary impacts of the Federal Motor Carrier...

Transportation News – November 2020

Transportation News – November 2020

Transportation safety news to help your fleet attain and maintain - profitability through safety!ATRI’s Top Industry Issues in 2020 – and How to Successfully Navigate Them (DriverReach)Did you have a chance to attend Driver Reach’s recent webinar, “ATRI’s Top Industry...

FMCSA Updates – October 2020

FMCSA Updates – October 2020

Three Months Left to Meet Clearinghouse Annual Query RequirementsIf an employer has not yet conducted queries in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse on any CDL drivers they currently employ, time is running out. The deadline to meet the annual query requirement (per §...

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