Topic: Trucking News
In the middle of a national pandemic, we all switch to survival mode. We wear masks. We practice social distancing. We make keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe the number-one priority. Truck drivers don’t have the working-from-home luxury during this national health crisis. And a trucking company’s survival depends on delivering the goods that we use daily. But during a national pandemic, those goods may not be moving as quickly and plentifully as usual. So, how can trucking companies keep their businesses going?
The process of updating hours of service rules involved multiple steps that required time to complete. Some of those steps included comment periods, a proposal, another comment period, and now we’re in the home stretch. That’s because the FMCSA has announced their final ruling with four major changes to hours of service rules. The final rule is just what it sounds like, it’s the final step in the process of updating HOS. The rule goes into effect 120 days after it is published in the Federal Register. So, what are the four areas being updated? Let’s take a look.
During the global COVID-19 crisis, the news and updates change rapidly. Carriers and truckers are extra busy right now, making it nearly impossible to keep up. Early last week, we started documenting updates that would impact carriers and truckers, including FMCSA announcements, truck parking situations, and more. As the crisis continues, we know truckers are looking for solid information on what’s open, what’s changing, and where to go to make sure they stay compliant and get the aid they need. Here are some resources to help you stay up to date.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again. Truckers are the lifeline of our economy. We are so proud to be able to work with and support so many carriers that provide essential goods and services to the country. During the COVID-19 or Corona Virus emergency, grocery stores are in constant need of replenishment and health care facilities needing more supplies. Truckers are the solution to those needs and are working harder (and safer) than ever. For that, we are all so thankful! News surrounding COVID-19 changes fast. We will try to keep you updated on major announcements concerning trucking and transportation
The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and state law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. That includes records of positive drug or alcohol test results as well as test refusals. Also recorded in the Clearinghouse will be a driver’s completed return-to-duty (RTD) process and follow-up testing plan.
At Apex, we appreciate our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. How do we do that? Well, one of the ways is by featuring them in a calendar. The Apex Capital Client Calendar is where we frame 13 chrome and steel beauties and showcase them as shining examples of pride and joy. This year’s contest to select the baker’s dozen trucks and pick a cover winner began July 29 with photo submissions through Aug. 12. From Aug. 13-20, our fellow Apexers voted to select the Top 13, and from Aug. 22-Sept. 3 public votes determined the cover-winning truck. So, without further ado we present to you the client calendar cover winner…
Hey Everyone, It’s Hannah and Reghan with Apex Capital. Thanks, so much for joining us, we’re here because some pretty big news broke yesterday when the FMCSA officially published their proposal for hours of service changes. There are five key areas that they’ve focused on and we’re going to break down what those five areas are and then we’ll talk about what you can expect to happen next.
Big rigs are fascinating. When you see a larger-than-life, shiny, and decked out truck with light bars or a custom paint job they really catch your eye. They sparkle down the highway. So, if you’ve got a truck, you want to show it off. You need to take great photos of that rig! A great picture can make your already captivating truck look super amazing.
With so many people in the trucking industry, you can guarantee there are some interesting world records out there. Between impressive equipment, to physical strength and longevity, here are some of our favorite trucking world records and truck drivers who hold world records.
Tweener loads minimize deadheading and can make an OTR run even more profitable. That’s exactly when a tweener load becomes a nice, extra money-making idea. That’s also why tweener freight and tweener load are phrases we’re hearing more now in the trucking industry.