- Tuesday | April 08,2014
Today, the West Virginia Trucking Association and their national counterpart, the American Trucking Associations, are urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zone areas. With National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 marking the 15th anniversary of this life-saving safety campaign, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles are educating the public on how to stay safe.
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 runs from April 7-11.
DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries
- Friday | March 14,2014
Updated rule would slash highest federal paperwork burden after taxes and prevent fatigued drivers
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.
The proposed rulemaking would significantly reduce the paperwork burden associated with hours-of-service recordkeeping for interstate truck and bus drivers – the largest in the federal government following tax-related filings – and improve the quality of logbook data.
- Friday | January 24,2014
We wanted to share with you the below article, which appeared in the Daily Reporter yesterday:
Stricter seat belt and distracted driving laws have contributed to a decline highway fatalities in West Virginia, a state highway safety official said.
Figures released Wednesday by the West Virginia Southern Regional Highway Safety Program show 325 people were killed in accidents on West Virginia's highways in 2013. That's down from 338 in 2011 and 339 in 2012. The lowest number of highway fatalities is 315 in 2010.
- Friday | January 10,2014
Due to the State of Emergency issued for several counties in West Virginia, the Office of Emergency Services has issued a statewide Hours of Service Waiver, which is in effect until the end of the State of Emergency. This waiver was requested for fuel and water deliveries. A copy of the waiver is attached for your records.
Also, the Division of Motor Vehicles has issued an Emergency Waiver of Truck Registration - waiving any requirements under WV Law relating to trip permits, authorizations or licenses required for commercial vehicles operating in the State of West Virginia and transporting water and humanitarian relief to victims of water contamination. Please see attached waiver for required conditions that must be satisfied.