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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.

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 §...

News Desk – October 2020

News Desk – October 2020

Keep up with the latest news affecting the motor carrier industry - and maintain profitability through safety! Trucker Pay Increasing as Driver Shortage Grows, Industry Capacity Tightens (Transport Topics 10/7/2020) "I've seen a number of companies over the last...

Regulatory Update – September 2020

Regulatory Update – September 2020

  Updates include: FMCSA extends truckers' licensing and med cert waivers to year's end; Hours of Service changes (starting Sept. 29); Guidance on revised federal drug testing custody and control form.  CCCJ Daily Dispatch, Sept. 22: FMCSA extends truckers'...

Driving Safety Technology

Driving Safety Technology

Fleets that use forward-facing cameras to record critical event footage are not seeing much resistance from drivers. Inward-facing cameras, on the other hand, continue to raise privacy concerns despite the potential to mitigate two of the riskiest driver behaviors:...

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