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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Are you really compliant? What no one tells you about ELD vs. AOBRD WEBINAR | Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 10 AM PDT Join EROAD' s Soona Lee, Regulatory Compliance Manager, and Susan Reszczynski, Sales Engineer, on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 10 am PDT as they reveal some of the misconceptions between choosing an ELD or AOBRD and help you discover the next steps to gain confidence in your ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    After a delay of five months while new regulatory efforts were reviewed, per President Trump's executive order, the rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. While the law is in effect as of June 5, it offers a substantial compliance window and gives carriers, trainers and other stakeholders until February 2020 to comply. The rule will apply to CDL ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Right now, drivers in Washington State can't use handheld devices to make phone calls or view and respond to text messages. Due to the language of the current law, police were having hard time when it came to drivers using handheld devices for checking Facebook, Instagram, etc. The new rule covers using your hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    The 2017 Oregon Truck Driving Championships is an official Rose Festival event this year! Read the call-out here . This free, f amily-friendly event showcases some of the safest drivers in the state as they compete for the Grand Title and their chance at Nationals. Driver registration and sponsorship information is available on our events page .
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    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {font-kerning: none; color: #ff0000} On August 21, 2017, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse occurring over Madras. Which will be dramatically effecting both North and South bound lanes of Hwy 97 and Hwy 26 that feed through Madras. Starting Sunday Aug 20 and diminishing Aug 22. Madras is ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    The most recent budget request from the Trump Administration designates $283 million for motor carrier safety and operations programs and $374.8 million for motor carrier safety grants, for a total of $657.8 million going to FMCSA. The request is slightly higher than the enacted fiscal 2017 levels, which were $277.2 million for safety and operations programs and $367 million for safety grants. ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Beginning Tuesday, May 20, travelers on U.S. 26 from Northwest Glencoe Road to mile post 53 (near Oregon 6), will experience nighttime lane and ramp closures. All lanes of U.S. 26 will be open during the day. Shoulder closures will continue take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night lane closures will take place : • Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. • Friday from 8 p.m. to 8 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, May 08, 2017
    After years of a full Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which is made up of industry and law enforcement representatives, will instead conduct a single intensive brake-safety enforcement day Sept. 7. The new " Brake Safety Day " event will be a one-day brake-check blitz during which inspectors will be conducting primarily Level IV inspections. CVSA's ...read more
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the company's plans to unveil a fully electric semi-truck this September, causing a mixed reaction from analysts and the trucking industry. Analysts say Tesla could well present a problem for established truck manufacturers, but one that will take time to roll out. There are several hurdles to implementing a fleet of electric trucks, including battery ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, April 07, 2017
    According to a new study , more than half of vehicle crashes involved phone distraction. Even with advances in vehicle technology such as lane assistance and auto emergency brakes, road fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 14 percent since 2015. Drivers involved in a crash have three times more excessive speeding, 3.4 times more phone distractions and 1.8 times more hard-braking activity. ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    The Oregon Legislature is looking at a bill that calls for establishing guidelines for autonomous cars. A study from Fortune Magazine found Portland is one of the top cities in the country to transition to a driverless car system.
    Categories: General
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Representatives from the American Trucking Associations and a number of carriers, including 12 America's Road Team drivers, are set to meet at the White House Thursday with President Donald Trump to discuss the trucking industry and healthcare.
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    This spring, the Oregon Department of Transportation will be making several improvements to U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) between NW Glencoe Road and Mile Post 53. Key elements of this project include: • Repaving both directions of U.S. 26 • Repaving of the NW Wilson River Highway (OR 6) and the NW Dersham Road interchange ramps • Adding cable median barrier • Adding rumble strips ...read more
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