Mileage Matters | March 12, 2024


CVSA's new 2024 out-of-service criteria takes effect

April 1

Overdrive- The 2024 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance North American Standard Out-of-Service (OOS) Criteria takes effect on April 1. There are 11 changes to the 2024 OOS Criteria.

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Federal & State Regulations

Bill introduced to give states authority to waive vehicle weight requirements during emergencies

Transportation Today- Two U.S. Representatives have introduced legislation to secure the U.S. supply chain during emergencies.

The legislation, Modernizing Operations for Vehicle in Emergencies (MOVE) Act, would modernize federal legislation to expand the definition of emergency and give states the authority to waive vehicle weight requirements to keep the supply chain moving.

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Spending bill retools under-21 pilot rules

Commercial Carriers Journal- The House and Senate last week passed the fiscal year 2024 transportation funding bill, which included a provision to help get the languishing Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program on track.

SDAP, a three-year program will help individuals aged 18 to 20 explore interstate trucking careers, has been plagued by low participation since its 2022 launch. Currently, only 29 fleets are registered to participate.

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Major rebuild of US-127 begins, runs through November The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun significant construction on US-127 between I-96 and I-496 in Lansing:

  • Northbound US-127 will close completely on March 11, 2024, until November 2024.
  • Third lane will be added from EB I-496 to Dunckel Rd.
  • There will be no access to Trowbridge Rd if going Northbound for all of 2024.
  • There will be no access to Dunckel Rd if going northbound until mid-June
  • Traffic flow will be maintained with two lanes going North until noon and then two lanes going south after noon with use of a zipper barrier.
  • 2025 will see the Southbound side close completely.

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Biden administration expected to soften emissions rules

Transport Topics- After almost a year of pressure from automakers and industry groups, the Biden administration is expected to soften proposed regulations meant to sharply curb vehicle emissions and promote EVs, two sources familiar with the situation told The Detroit News

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Trucking bankruptcies fuel 'hyper-competitive' insurance marketplace

Insurance Business- Rising insurance costs have been one of a slew of mounting pressures fueling a boom in trucking company exits. Now, insurers and managing general agents are experiencing a hyper competitive marketplace in some segments after freight carrier bankruptcies and layoffs deflated insurance underwriters’ aggressive growth plans.

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Isaac Instruments celebrates 25th anniversary

MTA member Isaac Instruments is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a provider of telemetry data to the transportation industry. This year also marks a decade since Isaac focused exclusively on the trucking industry and launched the Isaac InControl mobile tablet.

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New: Reasonable Suspicion Supervisor Drug & Alcohol Training

March 26

New: Accident

Prevention, Management & Investigation

April 9

Periodic Inspection Training (PIT)

May 16


Report: Employers don’t practice what they preach on skills-based hiring

Trucking Dive- Skills-based hiring appears to be lagging behind well-meaning ambitions, with most companies not yet making changes to drop degree requirements or increase their share of workers without degrees, according report from The Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School.

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QR code attacks are on the rise

Commercial Carriers Journal- The National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s 2024 Cybersecurity Trends report highlighted a rise in QR code attacks, called quishing, in which attackers manipulate QR code technology to trick users into visiting malicious sites so they can steal their data.

More and more companies in the supply chain, including carriers, are using QR codes in their daily operations, and while there isn’t danger in their use with legitimate links, there are some concerns to be aware of.

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MTA seeks Decision Driving Skid Pad Instructor 

Michigan Trucking Association is excited to announce the reopening of their Skid Pad Training Program. The

training facility is located on Eaton Corporation Proving Grounds in Marshall, MI.

MTA is hiring a qualified Skid Pad Training Instructor. This is a full-time, competitive salaried position with an excellent medical, dental, 401(k) and vacation package.

The position requires:

  • Commercial motor vehicle experience e.g., driver, driver instructor, safety director, etc.
  • A current Michigan CDL and valid medical card
  • Ability to pass DOT drug/alcohol testing

This position will spend three days on site in Marshall conducting skid pad training exercises and two days at the MTA Lansing office. 

To apply, please email resume to: Michelle Zemla, Project Director, MTA Education Center, Inc.

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