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  • June 29, 2022 9:35 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    CH Robinson brokered a load to an outside carrier who was involved in a crash.The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Allen Miller, suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer in icy conditions while driving near Elko, Nev. Miller sued C.H. Robinson in 2017, claiming that Robinson had liability for the accident because it breached its “duty to select a competent contractor to transport the load.”  It is imperative that brokers do their due diligence when selecting carriers for their transportation needs.  Conduct a SAFER snapshot of the company at the very least.

  • June 27, 2022 3:18 PM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    FMCSA will be sending an industry email to let motor carriers know that all who use ArionT ELD must take the following steps:

    1. Discontinue using the revoked device(s) and revert to paper logs or logging software to record required hours of service data.
    2. Replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s) from the Registered Devices list before August 24, 2022.

    Motor carriers have a grace period of up to 60 days to replace the revoked device(s) with compliant ELD(s). If the ELD provider corrects all identified deficiencies, FMCSA will place the device back on the list of registered devices and inform the industry and the field.


  • June 27, 2022 11:16 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    What a weekend!  We started out pretty soggy on Thursday morning setting up but we had awesome weather from that point on.  We had a great venue and I hope all of the families got to enjoy the things Kalahari has to offer.  Thanks to all of our competitors, companies and volunteers who made the largest group run as smooth as silk.  Let's get ready for Nationals in August and another good year at Kalahari in 2023.

  • June 27, 2022 11:12 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    Commercial vehicle inspectors took 1,290 CMVs, or 14.1% of those inspected, out of service with critical brake-related violations on a special unannounced brake safety day operation conducted April 27, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced June 22.

    A total of 9,132 CMVs were inspected during the one-day inspection and enforcement initiative in the U.S. and Canada.

    In addition, 1,534 brake hose/tubing violations were recorded by inspectors.

    Vehicle maintenance is the key to safety on the highway.  It's a year-round thing not just when the inspection programs are announced.  Lloyd Hair will be presenting at our next Safety Management Council meeting in September.  Lloyd was Director of Maintenance at Keen Transport in Carlisle, PA for 50 years.



  • June 20, 2022 8:18 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    What a great turnout at Spooky Nook.  Great job.  Had a good time giving some industry updates mixed with a few war stories.  Great showcase of what PMTA is all about.

  • June 10, 2022 1:03 PM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    I had an opportunity to spend the day with one of our new members on June 8th.  We spent the day reviewing the Federal Regulations through our DOT Compliance training.  What a great group of people!  PMTA is happy to welcome Sherwin Williams to the association and we are lucky to have members like SW who are committed to safety!  Thanks for a great day Jon and crew.

  • June 07, 2022 11:02 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    Brake Safety Week Is Aug. 21-27

     

    Greenbelt, Maryland (June 7, 2022) – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will conduct their usual North American Standard Level I and V Inspections and capture and report brake-related data to CVSA. The results will be released in the fall.


  • June 03, 2022 10:14 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    Had a great visit at the Pitt Ohio facility in Pittsburgh yesterday.  Thanks to Pitt Ohio for hosting the event.  Presentations by Jim Maug (Pitt Ohio construction manager), Dave Stahl (Trans Edge), Hayden Cardiff (Idelic) and DJ Hoff and Lucas Renner (Locomation) were excellent and relavent to the current industry issues.  Another good day Doug!

  • June 02, 2022 6:55 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    This event is now closed.  We are over capacity and want to thank everyone who registered.  This is going to be a challenge but will be an awesome event.  Good luck to all competitors and see you at the Kalahari!

  • May 27, 2022 8:22 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    Had a great time with all the attendees at Long Level last night.  How can you go wrong with such a great group and wonderful amenities.  I appreciate the support from our members and hope the content I spoke about was helpful.  Please everyone have a safe holiday weekend and we'll see you at the next event!

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John's Safety Minute

My name is John Rigney and I am a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper. I retired in July of 2011 as a Sergeant in charge of Staff Services at Troop J, Lancaster. While there I received extensive training in emergency response with PEMA and FEMA. I was heavily involved in Motor Carrier safety and was certified by PADOT and FMCSA as an instructor for the roadside inspection processes. I hold a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Forest Products from the Pennsylvania State University. I also hold a Certified Safety Supervisor accreditation from the National Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) which is administered by the University of Central Florida. 

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