Have all of your drivers filed their Medical Examiner’s Certificates with their State Licensing Agency?
Quick non-measured inspection January 30, 2014 is the last day your driver can file their medical examiner’s certificate with his or her State Drivers Licensing Agency (SDLA) to insure their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) remains valid.
All but a few states have set up their licensing programs to receive CDL drivers’ medical certification documentation and are able to input that information into the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS).
Any driver that has not filed a current valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate with their SDLA by midnight on January 30, 2014 will have their CDL and/or CDL Learner’s Permit revoked.
It is important to communicate this information to all of your drivers IMMEDIATELY and insure that the driver has complied with this new regulation.
Failure of a driver to submit his/her Medical Examiner’s documentations to his/her SDLA may result in the driver being placed out of service at an inspection site until the driver can get their CDL or CDLP reinstated. This can take anywhere from a few hours to several days depending on the state in which the driver’s license was issued. It may very well mean that the motor carrier may be required to send a replacement driver with a valid CDL to drive the vehicle away from the inspection site.
The full Notice of Final Rule can be found at:
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IMTA InfoFlash: Western Portions of New York State Thruway Likely to Close Due to Winter Weather Advisory
Due to blizzard like conditions and severe cold temperatures, the Thruway Authority will likely be closing Western portions of the New York State Thruway on the afternoon of January 6. The pending snow fall is anticipated to result in nearly 3 feet of snow at a rate of 3 to 4 inches an hour. This will be a localized lake effect snow event and detour signs will be posted to route vehicles around the storm.
A decision on the closure should be made by 1:00 p.m. this afternoon with a potential closure time around 3:00 p.m. The New York State Motor Truck Association will keep members posted as additional information is received.
The NYSMTA knows that road closures create significant disruptions to carrier operations. The NYSMTA are attempting to discuss the impacts of road closures with state officials but still need data from members. Please contact Kendra at 518-458-9696 or firstname.lastname@example.org (khems null@null nytrucks NULL.org) to discuss the concerns you have and to provide information about the impact closures such as this have on your operation.
Please visit www.511ny.org (http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.net/tn NULL.jsp?e=001_9qrjaZzEaBahT8uT1z1CFWWI0HwK_gkHRT9UWKXvSGZT2LnDM4Ejzhxnt9tOvuHe3UpDwZ_6ZkLYx0NWPQax9FmxU8E4pcVEIrT1bs6qZXYrrWDm9DtGQ==) for up-to-date closures in New York. Check out the Traffic & Transit Map/List for the latest closures, truck restrictions, and road conditions.
For road closures in other states:
- New Jersey: www.511NJ.org (http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.net/tn NULL.jsp?e=001_9qrjaZzEaDDlg58zxZyZ0yByfI8P9gEJUbY5ezNfdfBBxGtfVpnmHFZgbjCe62AJaKY_atTtVwmsOLHEhamdt0kCMS9XUTX6Z2GkC785WV0zH9-fsDyaA==)
- Pennsylvania: www.511PA.com (http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.net/tn NULL.jsp?e=001_9qrjaZzEaC4Om0HTzleOPPg5wfNKfsmS1_EbP6koOMpFUODjxJwcIYDiNsinwduRLQFb8ps_Xz6SavZ5TPErvVloPY9zUH_ibXLnGaKysKQka3X2Ao_Ng==)
- Vermont: www.511VT.com (http://r20 NULL.rs6 NULL.net/tn NULL.jsp?e=001_9qrjaZzEaDTZJ1hCzSvQ_WYHn-ZhSRRWLn-Q2D56H5Fyo9ZCcHnbZLuwFy73QQM6_rMXyqfrSng1od2fYlRYcCWkU6n5D3FTd3e0pEuRgYNn7nUj80qjKwcRrO9qBpYxhM17cdofndI-6KBoRY_EhX84QRl-nP6)
Please contact IMTA Director of Safety Don Egli with questions at (515) 244.5193.
“The Transportation Intermediaries Association bestows the designation of Certified Transportation Broker to an individual after the successful completion of an extensive examination program and the satisfaction of ethical and experience requirements.
We Proudly announce that the designation of CERTIFIED TRANSPORTATION BROKER has been earned by Amy Donner and Whitney DeMatteis-Tapia.” – TIA
Whitney and Amy join the following DMTB team members the currently have their CTB: Jimmy DeMatteis, Ben Batten, Eric Davis, Trent McIntyre and Paul Nesbit.