Freight news and briefing for Monday, February 6, 2023:
Nebraska Governor Issues HOS Exemption for Fuel Trucks Through February
Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen issued an emergency declaration amid fuel shortages due to high demand, prompting Hours of Service Exemption For fuel transport vehicles in the state.
Through February 28, drivers transporting gasoline or gasoline blends, diesel, fuel oil, ethanol, propane, and biodiesel in Nebraska are exempt from the hours-of-service regulations at 49 CFR Part 395.
Pillen noted that the statement was necessary because “commercial motor vehicles and vehicles are in the business of transporting fuel from greater distances and wait longer at docks to meet demand.”
Nebraska is one of them Eight states included in regional emergency declaration Issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in January and valid through February 15, it applies to drivers transporting gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Retrace the timing of all recently posted service exemptions via the dedicated HOS section of Overdriveonline.com.
Concerts, Show Trucks, Education Conference Headline MATS 2023
this Mid-America Truck Show Celebrating its 51st year at the end of March, it offers a wide range of activities for attendees.
The show will be held March 30-April 1 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
On the evening of Friday, March 31, there will be a concert in the Liberty Hall inside the Expo Center, featuring 2022 Academy of Country Music Male Artist of the Year nominee Elvie Shane. truck driver and singer songwriter tony justices It’s the opening act of the concert.Free tickets to the concert will be available at DAT Freight & Analysis The booth is located in the west wing of the Expo Center.
Again this year, overload will hold its Business Partner Seminar Partner with commercial services company ATBS who will focus on owner-operator commercial practices, comparing revenues and costs to owner averages, etc.and countless others educational seminar Throughout the show there are many speakers from across the industry.
this PKY Truck Beauty Championship There will also be a return to MATS featuring over 100 custom display and work truck builds.
For truck drivers planning to drive their rigs to the show, MATS is also hosting an off-site event truck park communityproviding a free shuttle bus to and from the Expo Center.
Additionally, Veterans in Trucking will showcase patriotically themed trucks honoring U.S. veterans in the Expo Center pavilion portion.
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Pilots launch annual Heart Month campaign
The Pilot Company will kick off American Heart Month with an annual wrap-up event, encouraging guests to support heart health by stopping by one of their participating locations.
This is Pilot’s sixth year of support American Heart Association’s Life is Why Marketing Campaign – Throughout February, guests are encouraged to celebrate their reasons for living healthier and longer lives by making a donation at participating Pilot, Flying J or One9 Fuel Network travel centers.
This year, the company is also advocating for heart health and safety among its 30,000 team members, offering virtual hands-on CPR training, resources to find nearby CPR classes, virtual cooking classes, and other health and wellness tips.
Fundraising activities for pilot companies throughout the month include:
- Paper heart: $1, $3 and $5 paper hearts will be available for purchase at participating travel centers to benefit the AHA in the US and the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Canada.
- Pin-Pad Rollup or Donation: Guests can round up purchases to the nearest whole number or choose to donate another amount to AHA at participating U.S. travel centers or Heart & Stroke in Canada at the PIN pad at checkout.
100% of the proceeds from each effort will be donated directly to each organization respectively.
“Over the past six years, we’ve been honored to help support the American Heart Association’s lifesaving work through paper hearts and general purchases,” said Pilot Company’s Principal Merchant Brian Ferguson. “We’re excited that this year’s campaign also focuses on the importance of CPR. By collecting your purchases at Pilot and Flying J stores during Heart Month, you’re helping the American Heart Association and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada save lives.”
Participating Flying J Travel Centers in Canada will extend their support for the Heart Month campaign throughout the month of February this year, with donations going to Heart & Stroke Canada.
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