FMCSA amends regulations to allow safety tech to be mounted on windshields.
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FMCSA REGULATIONS WORKSHOP
HUB Truck Rental Corp. would like to invite you to our latest compliance workshop, in order to keep you updated with the current & future FMCSA/DOT regulations. Some of the topics to be discussed are as follows:
- Overview of the CSA Safety Measurement System (SMS)
- FMCSA regulation changes for 2017
- Unified Registration System (URS)
- Best practices to monitor your DOT safety rating.
Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Where: 94 Gazza Blvd, Farmingdale NY 11735
This workshop is free for all HUB leasing customers
*SEATING IS LIMITED TO 20 ATTENDEES*
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Hours reform left out of Senate bill, 34-hour restart future still uncertain...
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HUB Truck Rental Corp will be offering a Defensive Driving Class!
- If you have a traffic ticket, New York Defensive Driving courses can mean a 4-point reduction on your driving record.
- Completion of a New York DMV-approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (also known as PIRP and defensive driving) provides a 10% reduction, for 3 years, of the motorist's liability, no-fault and collision insurance premiums. Your car insurance discount is awarded on your current policy. You do not have to change your insurer or insurance agent.
Date: Saturday, November 5th.
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm. Please arrive by 8:00am to register. Light breakfast to be served.
Place: Location to be determined depending on the amount of attendees. Most likely to be held in the Farmingdale N.Y. area.
Operation Safe Driver Week Oct. 16-22
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that its 2016 Operation Safe Driver Week would be held during Oct. 16-22, 2016. During this event, law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in increased traffic safety enforcement and education that will be focused on at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers.
The CVSA holds Operation Safe Driver Week in partnership with the FMCSA It is supported by industry and transportation safety organizations, and aims to reduce the number of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks, buses and cars due to unsafe driving behaviors. Some unsafe behaviors that enforcement will be tracking throughout the event include the following:
- Failure to use a seatbelt while operating a CMV or in a passenger vehicle
- Distracted driving
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Traveling too closely
- Improper lane changes
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!!!!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE SAFER WEBSITE
IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE FMCSA...
DON'T THROW IT AWAY!!!
Correspondence sent to your place of business that specifically identifies an alerted Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) and outlines possible consequences of continued safety problems. The warning letter provides instructions for accessing carrier safety data and measurement as well as a point-of-contact. This is an early warning sign that if ignored, could lead to a DOT audit!
New rule requires passengers in large commercial trucks to wear seat belts!
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that passengers riding in large commercial trucks will be required to use seat belts whenever the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.
Effective August 8, 2016, the final rule revises Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and holds motor carriers and drivers responsible for ensuring that passengers riding in large commercial trucks are using seat belts.
FMCSA removes New York Chiropractors from trucker medical examiner registry.
Chiropractors in the state of New York have been removed from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners and are no longer certified to conduct truck driver DOT physicals as of June 1 2016!
Certification cards issued by these doctors before June 1st, are in good standing and will remain valid up to their expiration date.
ATTENTION NEW JERSEY!!!
HUB HAS MOVED FROM LINDEN N.J. TO A NEW LOCATION!
**126 FRELINGHUYSEN AVE, NEWARK N.J.**
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NYS HUT - Highway Use Tax Fee Reduction!
As of April 13, 2016, registering a truck for Highway Use Tax (HUT) will now only cost $1.50 per truck.
As part of the recently enacted New York State budget, the $15 HUT Certificate of Registration fee and the $4 HUT decal fee have been eliminated. Those fees have been replaced by a $1.50 per truck administration fee. Please note: Only the fee has changed.
NON-CDL MEDICAL CARD REGULATION
In most cases, operating a Non-CDL vehicle for commercial use, requires a driver to carry a DOT medical card. Find out if your driver is required by using the link below from the NYSDOT!!!!
CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU NEED A MED CARD!
BUT....WHAT ABOUT THE HUT?
The NYS Highway Use Tax is required for any truck, tractor or other self-propelled vehicle with a gross weight in excess of 18,000lbs. This tax is imposed on motor carriers that operate on NYS public highways (excluding toll-paid portions of the NYS Thruway). The tax is based on mileage traveled and is computed at a rate determined by the weight of the motor vehicle and the method that you choose to report the tax.
The NYS HUT tax return must be filed on a quarterly basis, starting with the calendar year when you began operations in NYS. If your preceding calendar years total highway use tax is more than $4,000.00, you will be reclassified to a monthly filer. If your prior calendar year’s total tax is $250.00 or less, you may request permission to file once a year. The most convenient way to file is online, and the link is as follows:
DON'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE!
KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!
To register for a free FMCSA Portal account.
The portal account will provide you with access to your company's safety rating with the D.O.T.