DOT CBD Notice U.S. Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 02/18/2020 10:00 AM EST DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Farm Bill, hemp-derived products containing…

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(DCIST) Starting Feb. 28, the D.C. Department of Public Works will begin issuing tickets to any driver seen improperly parking, stopping or leaving a bike lane. Buses dropping off groups need to be aware of bike lanes and pick their drop-off spots carefully! The link below provides a Bike Map of Downtown DC. https://ddot.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddot/page_content/attachments/BikeMap2019_Pg1.pdf

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It is predicted more than 55 million people are expected to travel during this holiday week which quite likely will cause slowdowns during your trip. A barrage of weather factors around the country on top of heavy traffic will likely add to the misery for travelers. AAA is projecting near-record travel volume on American roads…

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The New York City Department of Transportation has released the 2019 list of the busiest traffic days of the year into the city as people prepare for the holidays. These days, known as Gridlock Alert Days, can make your trip up to three times longer than a normal trip into NYC. Please plan accordingly. Click…

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LUGGAGE BAY SECURITY REMINDER – always secure your bay doors (Thank you Bill Mong for this message)

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Attached you will find a link to an article  from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) related to dedicated bus lanes. If you do any travel into DC you may want to familiarize yourself with these updates. Downtown DC Dedicated Bus Lanes  

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Motorcoach Results During International Roadcheck, 823 motorcoaches were inspected. 47 (5.7%) were placed out of service. 21 motorcoach drivers (2.6%) had out-of-service conditions. For motorcoach inspections, in addition to the standard critical vehicle inspection items, inspectors also check emergency exits, electrical cables and systems in engine and battery compartments, and seating (temporary and aisle seats).…

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Coming January 6, 2020 on online database will give employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about CDL driver drug and alcohol program violations, thereby enhancing safety on our Nation’s roadways. The Clearinghouse contains information about drivers with commercial driver’s licenses who are covered by FMCSA’s drug and alcohol…

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20190619120145932 If you should find yourself driving a charter in the Elma, New York area there is a tour location just 10 miles from Exit 54 of I-90. This stop allows for meals, fuel, wash, repair and dump services as needed. Advance notice is required. The link above provides helpful information for those interested.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with around 17 trucks and buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. Each year, International Roadcheck places…

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