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% […]

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 […]

Redundant Power Line Cut Over

All, You may have noticed all the trenching, filling, and cable pulling in the vicinity of Terminal Road and the Security Center for the better part of the summer.  The result is that ML&P has brought a second power feed onto the Port so that we are no longer hamstrung by just the one that […]

In Memoriam: Marion Gibson Davis

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away at St. Vincent Providence Hospital in Portland, Oregon on July 18, 2019.  Marion was born on Sept. 18, 1948, in Greenville, Mississippi to Emett George Davis and Royce Christine Davis, the youngest of four siblings. His father was a carpenter, and Marion often followed him around as […]

FMCSA Increase Fines on Violations

The U.S. DOT announced Tuesday it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. A final rule that will publish in the Federal Register Wednesday, […]

AOBRD to ELD not as easy as it seems

AOBRD to ELD not as easy as it seems By December 16, 2019, carriers that are using grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) will need to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). While these devices (and the associated back-office systems) are similar, there are differences that need to be considered when making the switch. Read […]