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FMCSA Grants Limited Waiver on ELDs for Rented Commercial Vehicles

FMCSA has granted a limited 3-month waiver from the Federal hours-of-service requirements for electronic logging devices to motor carriers and drivers operating property-carrying commercial motor vehicles that are rented for a period not exceeding 30 days.

This action is in response to a waiver request from the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Inc. to allow rental companies and their customers additional time to develop compliance strategies that address unique issues relating to the use of ELDs in short-term rental vehicles resulting from the lack of interoperability between ELD device platform.Mayor plans to ticket truck drivers, ban deliveries during rushhour

ELD Mandate: Lease and Short-term Rental Responsibility

FMCSA withdraws Safety Fitness rule meant to revamp carrier rating system

Both the New York State Thruway Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are increasing the penalties for non-payment of tolls, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York State Bridge Authority are reviewing their policies.

The penalty for non-payment of tolls on such major facilities as the Tappan Zee Bridge will jump to $100 but remain at $50 for the Thruway in general.

At the MTA, the higher penalty will apply to the Bronx-Whitestone, Triborough, Throgs Neck and Verrazano-Narrows bridges and at the Brooklyn-Battery and Queens-Midtown tunnels.

The lower penalty will apply to the Henry Hudson, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial bridges.

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

IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THEFMCSA…

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!

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!!!!

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 years 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:

To register for a free FMCSA Portal account

The portal account will provide you with access to your companys 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

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO UPDATE ONLINE

Click here*IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL HUB CUSTOMERS*USERNAME AND PASSWORD FOR WEBSITE ENTRANCE ISCASE SENSITIVE

ATTENTION RENTAL CUSTOMERS! A D.O.T. MEDICAL CARD MAY BE REQUIRED!

Click here to find out if you need a D.O.T. medical card.

To find a FMCSA physician in order to obtain a DOT medical card, Click Here!

DONT GET DEACTIVATED! You must update your DOT number every 2 years.

NYS OSCAR-For NYS Highway Use Tax (HUT), IFTA Decals

CSA 2010 carrier profile information link

For web filing of NYS Highway Use Tax (HUT)& IFTA

NYS DMV MEDICAL CERTIFICATION UNIT CONTACT INFO Phone – 9am-1pm Fax – or

To find an FMCSA registered physician in order to obtain a DOT medical card

To find out about the NYS medical card requirements for CDL & Non CDL vehicles

To look up your companys DOT safety rating.

To update your companys DOT information (required every two years)

HUBS NATIONALEASE NETWORK OF SERVICE FACILITIES

CSA2010 – The New Regulatory Frontier

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

HOS – Hours of Service final rulling 12/2011

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