Enforcement next week for driver-focused inspection blitz!!
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will ramp up enforcement activity starting Sunday for its annual Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz.
From Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.
During the 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week, more than 21,000 vehicles, including trucks and cars, were pulled over, and more than 19,000 roadside inspections were conducted on commercial vehicles. The top five warnings and citations given to commercial drivers during the 2015 event were size and weight, speeding, failure to use seat belt, failure to obey traffic control device and using a handheld phone.
NYS plans to eliminate MTA Toll Booths
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century.
The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels – reducing traffic congestion and decreasing emissions to improve the overall travel experience for millions of residents and visitors in New York State. At the Governor’s direction, the state will also deploy cutting-edge technology and security personnel to high-profile crossings in New York to enhance public safety and fortify anti-terror efforts.
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UNITED CARRIER REGISTRATION
Please be aware that if you receive notification from a DOT compliance company informing you to file your annual UCR agreement, you can file yourself avoiding additional expenses at the following link:
UCR FEE SCHEDULE
- $76 for 0 to 2 Vehicles
- $227 for 3 to 5 Vehicles
- $452 for 6 to 20 Vehicles
- $1,576 for 21 to 100 Vehicles
- $7,511 for 101 to 1000 Vehicles
- $73,346 for 1001 or more Vehicles
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*
For a reservation
Christopher Gawarecki -
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.
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.**
MORE SERVICE BAYS!
EASY ACCESS FROM I-95, I-78 & RTE 9!
From I-95 Southbound - Click here
From I-95 Northbound - Click here
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.
HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR MCS-150 RECENTLY?
FAILURE TO COMPLETE A TIMELY UPDATE CAN RESULT IN THE DEACTIVATION OF YOUR USDOT NUMBER AND A CIVIL PENALTY OF UP TO $1000 PER DAY BUT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000. A VERY COSTLY "OUT OF SERVICE" VIOLATION.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO UPDATE ONLINE.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL HUB CUSTOMERS*
USERNAME AND PASSWORD FOR WEBSITE ENTRANCE IS