Maxwell Technologies, Inc. hosts Arizona Trucking Association's Young Professionals Council Meeting and Open House on January 22, 2015 at the Maxwell Technologies' Peoria facility.
ATA Young Professionals Council Members were treated to a fantastic lunch followed by a training session lead by ATA President Tony Bradley on negotiations.
Members who attended the football themed open house enjoyed food, games, and a special appearance of the Arizona Sidewinders Cheerleading squad. The highlight of the day was a tour of the Maxwell Technologies’ production process.
Pictures from the event have been posted on Facebook.
If you missed the open house but want information about Mwxwell Technologies' Engine Start Module click here.
ATA is signing up participants for its 2015"Call on Washington" April 28-May 1.
With the many challenges facing us in Congress, there is no better time to visit our nation's capital, participate in arranged visits with Arizona's Congressional delegation and members of the Administration, and express your views on the issues that affect your business. The schedule also allows time to enjoy the sights on your own or with other members. Click here for additional information. Click here to register or contact Rhonda Merkel at 602.850.6001 or email email@example.com.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is deploying a new online commercial vehicle permitting and routing system called ADOT ePRO on January 26th.
In an effort to keep the industry informed of this transition, training videos have been provided. These training videos can be found here.
Beginning January 28th, you will be redirected to the ADOT ePRO website when attempting to access the Arizona Permits Online Service website. Once the ADOT ePRO site is launched we will provide the link here on the ATA Website.
Current Arizona Permits Online service website: http://www1.azdot.gov/mvd/permits/default.asp
New Enrollment Requirements for TWIC Applicants
Heavy Duty Trucking, January 26
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration has announced some changes to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential card program, used by truckers and other transportation workers to access the nation’s maritime ports. Starting on July 1, applicants who were born in the United States, and who claim U.S. citizenship, must provide certain documents to prove their citizenship. They are listed on the TWIC website. Click here for the complete story.
PRESIDENT SIGNS SPENDING BILL
HOURS-OF-SERVICE RESTART PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!
December 18, 2014
On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Upon signature, two provisions of the 34-hour restart rule were suspended. So what does this mean? EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
1. Drivers utilizing the 34-hour restart do NOT have to include two consecutive periods off-duty between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. As long as a driver is off for 34 consecutive hours, regardless of the time of day, the driver can reset the weekly clock.
2. Drivers may take the 34-hour restart multiple times per week. They are no longer restricted to taking the restart only once every 168 hours (or seven days).
Please note that this is a temporary suspension that will be in place through September 30, 2015 while FMCSA conducts a formal study. All other provisions of the hours of service rules remain the same.
On December 17, FMCSA posted notice on their website advising the public that the restart restrictions have been officially suspended. Earlier in the day, the agency issued a memo to enforcement personnel to alert them to the suspension and advising them of the new enforcement policy. Specifically, the memo to enforcement says that, effective 12/16, violations of the 60/70 hour rule based on a driver’s failure to comply with the restart restrictions may not be cited during any enforcement action including inspections, safety audits or investigations. The prohibition applies to all such actions conducted by FMCSA personnel and state enforcement personnel utilizing MCSAP funding.
Also, the memo to enforcement says that “Any request received through the DataQs system to remove a violation of 49 CFR 395.3 (b) (restart restrictions) that occurred on or after the effective date of this policy (December 16th) should be immediately accepted and the violation removed if the violation was not determined in accordance with this policy.”
We would encourage you to consider providing a copy of the notice to your drivers in the event that they encounter enforcement personnel who are not aware of FMCSA’s new restart enforcement policy.
Click here to read some frequently asked questions regarding the impact of this action.
February 12: Safety & Maintenance Council Meeting, 2:00 PM, ATA
February 19: Commercial Vehicle D.O.T. Compliance and Audit Seminar - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, ATA
February 20: TDC Meeting - 2-4 PM, ATA
February 21: TDC Golf Tournament - Hillcrest Golf Club, 8:00 AM (Shotgun Start)
March 20: TDC Meeting - 2 - 4, ATA
March 20: TDC Poker Tournament, ATA 5:30 - 9:00 PM (Registration to open soon)
April 28-May 1: Call on Washington
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