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    Thursday, April 25, 2019
    For Immediate Release     April 22, 2019Media Contact:Jaymie Shook, Director of Marketing CommunicationsWheaton World Wide Moving | Bekins Van Lines | Stevens Worldwide Van Lines317.558.0728 | jaymie_shook@wvlcorp.com   Moving industry sales veteran Roger Wise joins Wheaton Van Lines, Inc. Former Stevens Worldwide Van Lines sales and marketing vice president to work with west coast ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Travelers should expect 24-hour flagging beginning Wednesday, April 24 and ending Friday, May 10 WALTON- Travelers should expect 20 minute delays, 24-hours a day on OR 126W Florence-Eugene Highway west of Walton beginning Wednesday, April 24 at 6 a.m. until Friday, May 10 at noon - including weekends. Flaggers and a pilot car are directing traffic through the mile long work zone where a ...read more
    Friday, April 12, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/5/2019Media Contact: Amber Poston - 541-228-4121  Timber Products Names Tom Gennarelli as VP of TP Trucking and Transportation  Springfield, Ore. – Timber Products Company today announced the appointment of Tom Gennarelli as Vice President of TP Trucking and transportation. Gennarelli will join the leadership team at Timber Products on April 22.  “Having Tom join the ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, April 11, 2019
    For more information: (503) 373-0000, option 1 for information about over-dimension loads; (503) 378-6699 for information about registration services    April 11, 2019 SW OREGON - Oregon Highway 42 South is closed five miles east of Bandon due to a washout. No estimate is available for re-opening the highway at this time. Motorists between Bandon and Coquille are advised to use alternate ...read more
    Categories: Trucking Advisories
    Monday, April 01, 2019
    March 29, 2019 3_55_R2                                                                                                             For more information: Angela Beers Seydel (541) 726-2442Crash rates continue to dropDEPOE BAY— The nine-mile U.S. 101 Safety Corridor between Depoe Bay and Newport is a success and the fatal and serious injury crash rate has fallen to the point that safety corridor ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    For more information: (503) 373-0000, option 1 for information about over-dimension loads; (503) 378-6699 for information about registration services ODOT Trucking Advisory: March 20, 2019 Oregon motor carriers that also operate in Canada need to make sure that they comply with Canadian filing and reporting requirements under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. Under Canadian law, ...read more
    Categories: Trucking Advisories
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    FMCSA has launched a new website with information about the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which employers will be required to use beginning January 2020. Resources include fact sheets, FAQs and a place to sign up for email updates. The rule, finalized in late 2016, impacts all CDL holders who operate on public roads. FMCSA says the clearinghouse will be a ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    For more information: (503) 373-0000, option 1 for information about over-dimension loads; (503) 378-6699 for information about registration services      March 11, 2019 HUNTINGTON – The Oregon Department of Transportation Port of Entry at Farewell Bend on Interstate 84 between Baker City and Ontario will be closed for major roadway and ramp repairs for approximately two months starting ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    Major bridge work to take over two years to completeASTORIA—Major repairs to the New Youngs Bay Bridge, an important connection between Astoria and Warrenton on U.S. 101, will begin in March. The extensive repair work is expected to take over two years to complete (2019-2021).What can the traveling public expect:Periodic single lane closures at night to allow the contractor to move equipment. The ...read more
    Categories: Traffic-Road Closures, Press Release
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Not only is the lack of available truck parking across the nation costing drivers, it’s also pushing drivers out of the business and contributing to the driver shortage, according to experts. American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) estimates that average drivers spend close to an hour a day looking for parking – time they don’t get paid for. ATRI VP of Research Dan Murray stated at a ...read more
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    The American Transportation Research Institute has just released a study that reaffirms that, thanks to the increase in e-commerce, the trucking industry is feeling the pressure to adjust its operations and adapt to smaller delivery windows and shorter hauls. On a positive note, the rise of online shopping and e-commerce may help the driver shortage problem as local pickup and delivery operations ...read more
    Categories: General
    Monday, January 07, 2019
    2019 Registration Period Now Open The federal government has announced reduced annual fees in 2019 for commercial carriers and other entities required by law to participate in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which has oversight of UCR, published the final rulemaking on December 28.  The 2019 UCR registration period is now ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    The Oregon Secretary of State has concluded an Audit of our online system, and one of their recommendations relating to security is for users to increase password length and complexity to comply with statewide IT standards. The new passwords must include the following:Must be at least 10 characters longMust contain one capital letterMust contain at least one number (0-9)Must contain at least one ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    As announced late last week, FMCSA said that carriers do not have to comply with California laws requiring employers to provide workers with regular meal breaks and paid rest breaks, rebuking a 2014 federal court ruling. FMCSA will grant a petition filed in September by ATA, which asked that the agency exempt carriers from the California-specific break laws, arguing that they interfere with ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, January 03, 2019
    A federal judge in California is challenging a ruling issued by the California Supreme Court in April that established new criteria for how carriers should discern employee drivers vs. independent contractors. Judge James Otero, a U.S. District Judge in California’s Central District, said in his Nov. 15 opinion that federal law, when it comes to truck transportation, pre-empts the state’s strict ...read more
    Categories: General
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