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Thorn Valley provides the latest in regulatory updates, industry news and best practices to assure you have fresh safety information for your drivers on an ongoing, regular basis.

Ask Thorn Valley – June 2020

Ask Thorn Valley #1 (Tom Nitza) Question: I was reviewing a motor carrier's violation report and found this violation: 395.208 - The ELDs display screen cannot be viewed outside of the commercial motor vehicle. I looked up the regulatory citation and it reads as...

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Guidelines

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Guidelines

LEARN MORE AT: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19. FMCSA realizes that long haul drivers may be on the road for days or weeks at a time. The CDC has issued guidance that, when drivers return to their domicile location, they should follow the recommendations of the...

Essential Workers

Essential Workers

The Expanded Emergency Declaration under 390.23 (3/18/2020) exempts motor carriers and drivers who are providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts from FMCSR 390 – 399.  This applies to essential services (such as medical care) or essential supplies (such...

COVID-19 and the Commercial Driver

COVID-19 and the Commercial Driver

How has COVID-19 affected the transportation industry? To start off with, on April 6th, 2020, The American Trucking Association (ATA) announced the cancellation of the National Truck Driving Championships, originally scheduled to be held in Indianapolis, IN August...

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