UPCOMING WEBEX TRAINING:
September 22, 2020 – COMMERCIAL DRIVER REFRESHER TRAINING CSA/ROADSIDE – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
September 29, 2020 – FMCSA HOURS OF SERVICE: GET TO KNOW THE NEW RULE – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published updated hours of service (HOS) rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. All Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) must be updated to comply with new FMCSA HOS rule by: September 30, 2020 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Vermont DMV will start conducting commercial vehicle safety inspection details this week, with a few changes. Drivers are asked to wear a facial covering when interacting with Inspectors and maintain social distancing. Please do not linger by the Inspector’s vehicle and notify the Inspector if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been around someone that is positive for COVID-19. Drivers can expect Inspectors to wear facial coverings and maintain social distancing. Inspectors may photograph documents instead of physically handling them. Everyone’s health and safety will be the top priority and patience will be necessary as drivers and Inspectors work together to complete safety inspections and improve highway safety.
FMSCA Extension and Expansion of Emergency Declaration – CLICK HERE
Waives the requirement under 49 CFR 383.25(a)(1) that a CLP holder be accompanied by a CDL holder, with the proper CDL class and endorsements, seated in the front seat of the vehicle while the CLP holder operates a CMV on public roads or highways. Under the terms, conditions, and restrictions of this waiver, a CLP holder may operate a CMV on public roads or highways without an accompanying CDL holder present in the front seat of the vehicle, provided that the CDL holder is elsewhere in the cab, the CLP holder is in possession of evidence from the testing jurisdiction, including an authorized third-party tester, that the CLP holder has passed the CDL driving skills test, and, unless the FMCSA waiver issued on March 24, 2020 applies, that the CLP holder has a valid non-CDL driver’s license, CLP, and medical certificate.
- FMCSA will not determine a State to be in substantial non-compliance or issue a finding under 49 CFR Part 384 if the State extends a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) that would otherwise expire during the COVID-19 emergency
- States may renew a CDL/CLP online
- FMCSA will not determine a State to be in substantial non-compliance or issue a finding if a State does not change the medical certification status to “not certified” or downgrade a CDL/CLP holder whose Medical Examiner’s Certificate has expired during the COVID-19 emergency
VTBA’s objectives shall be to: promote a motor transport system which will serve the citizens of Vermont reliably, efficiently, safely, and economically; serve as an advocate for motor transport before federal, state and municipal government bodies; communicate the mission of motor transport to the general public through media and personal appearances; foster the principles of the Association through promotion of its services that may enhance the operation of its participating members; encourage cooperation, courtesy, and safety among highway users; encourage construction and maintenance of safe and adequate highways; provide insurance programs for the benefit of the members, their employees and their dependents; continue to identify and implement new programs and services that are beneficial to the Association and its members and to do all the things incidental and necessary for said objectives within the provisions of the law.