Alaska DOT&PF Recognizes National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Sept. 13, 2019 Contact: Meadow Bailey, (907) 451-2240, meadow.bailey@alaska.gov Alaska DOT&PF Recognizes National Truck Driver Appreciation Week In Alaska, 94% of communities depend on trucking to receive goods. (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is recognizing National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 8-14. At weigh stations in Anchorage […]

What inspectors will be looking for next week during CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sept. 15-22 with a focus on brake hoses and tubing, and if the results of June’s 72-hour International Roadcheck inspection blitz are any indicator, trouble lies ahead for many operators. CVSA placed 12,019 trucks and 2,784 drivers out of service, accounting for a 17.9% […]

Feeding our Neighbors Food Drive

Dear fellow ATA members,  Each year in the fall the Food Bank of Alaska is looking at almost empty shelves in their supply rooms.  This year Anchorage Mayor, Ethan Berkowitz has declared an emergency due to the non-funding of so many community programs. Through 148 partner agencies Food Bank of Alaska serves an average of […]

Glenn Highway Eagle River Bridge Construction Update: September Updates

Construction Update Dear Fellow Alaskan: The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has an update on the Glenn Highway Eagle River Bridge construction project. September Lane Closures – Earthquake Repairs As part of this project, DOT&PF will be repairing earthquake damage to the abutments of the northbound Glenn Highway Eagle River Bridge. These repairs include […]

BP’s Announcement

Dear Alaska Community Leader,   Today, BP Alaska is sharing some difficult news and I want you to hear directly from me. The company is announcing its decision to sell all of BP’s Alaska business interests to Hilcorp Alaska and exit the state. Saying goodbye is never easy – and this one hits me hard as […]

CVSA Prepares for Annual Inspectors Championship

As the nation’s top truck drivers prepare to convene in Pittsburgh for the National Truck Driving Championships, another group of safety professionals — law enforcement officers — will meet in the same city for its own competition. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s North American Inspectors Championship, in which contenders complete a written test and vehicle […]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.   “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s […]