Trucking-News weekly wrap-up with Ruthann

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Trucking-News with Ruthann

Trucking-News weekly wrap-up with Ruthann has a packed house of information this week. Inaction blitz, A North Carolina Town is outlawing Truck parking at your house. All new thats all about trucking.

Inspecting a Semi Truck
DOT checking a rig

Truck drivers living in the eastern North Carolina city of Rocky Mount will no longer be allowed to park their rigs at their homes, effective Oct. 8, after the passage of an ordinance on July 9.

Rocky Mount’s city council adopted an ordinance that bans the parking of commercial vehicles and/or trailers longer than 25 feet or weighing more than 10,000 pounds, which includes Class 3-8 trucks, in residential areas.

Also this year’s area of focus for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck (Roadcheck) is hours-of-service (HOS) compliance. The annual enforcement campaign, scheduled June 5-7, 2018, is a 72-hour inspection blitz of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and drivers in jurisdictions throughout the United States.

CVSA-certified CMV inspectors will primarily perform North American Standard Level I Inspections during the event. The procedures for a roadside inspection are the same as any other day of the year, but the likelihood of being stopped for the comprehensive driver and vehicle inspection increases during Roadcheck.

CVSA uses the annual event to emphasize a specific category of violations. Roadcheck 2018 will focus on HOS compliance. It was the top reason drivers were placed out of service during last year’s Roadcheck, according to CVSA. The 2018 event allows enforcement a medium by which to educate drivers on the topic.

“Although the electronic logging device (ELD) rule that went into effect on Dec. 18, 2017, does not change any of the underlying hours-of-service rules or exceptions, the ELD mandate placed a spotlight on hours-of-service compliance,” said CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol. “We thought this year would be a perfect opportunity to focus on the importance of the hours-of-service regulations.”