• November 22, 2022 10:20 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)


  • November 22, 2022 10:19 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot (SDAP) Program Job Opportunities

    Below is a list of trucking companies or businesses, with their mission statements, that are engaged in interstate commerce truck operations and approved to hire drivers for the SDAP program. 

    DHL Supply Chain 

    DHL is an international team of over 380,000 shipping professionals, united by a passion for logistics. We work in a unique environment. DHL is as innovative as a start-up, with the power of an international organization. 

    Website: www.dhl.com

    DOT Transportation, Inc.  

    In 1960, Dot Foods Founder Robert Tracy was making his first deliveries out of the back of the Tracy family station wagon. Now, Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) operates a fleet of over 1,300 trucks out of 12 distribution centers across the country with the help of 2,000+ employees. Our growth has allowed us to bring more and more people onto the DTI team. But – despite our growth – job security and safety will never stop being some of our top priorities. 

    Website: www.drivefordti.com

    Garner Trucking, Inc. 

    Garner is a dry truckload asset-based carrier with 60 years in the trucking industry. Garner is a trusted provider of trucking services. 

    Website: www.garnertrucking.com 

    Jobs Locations: Northwest Ohio

    Karl’s Transport, Inc. 

    We are a family-oriented company that prides ourselves with integrity and a commitment to quality. We do not have forced dispatch and offer very flexible schedules. We believe in our drivers and have built the company on the suggestions from them. 

    Website: www.karlstransport.com or www.karlcdltraining.com 

    Jobs Locations: Regional – State – National – OTR 

    Jobs Point of Contact:

    Tim Kordula or Kenny Caris 

    [email protected] or [email protected] 

    715-623-2033 ext 121 or 125 

    Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. 

    Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. is a dedicated carriage and truckload service, serving multiple industries such as: agriculture, automotive parts, building & construction materials, furniture, heavy equipment, retail merchandise, steel, tires, and more. To work at Nussbaum is to be part of a Purpose Driven culture. Join our team, become an employee-owner, and learn what it means to make a positive impact. 

    Website: www.nussbaum.com

    Jobs Locations: Central Illinois (Hudson, Illinois)

    Jobs Point of Contact:

    Caleb Gee or Joe Anderson 

    [email protected] or [email protected]  

    309-268-1334 or 309-268-1195 

    Roehl Transport, Inc. 

    Roehl Transport has hundreds of home daily and home weekly trucking jobs – from local trucking jobs to regional driving jobs to dedicated truck driving positions, Roehl has options for you! 

    Website: www.roehl.jobs

  • November 22, 2022 9:35 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    A Michigan jury recently awarded $7.7 million to a man who was seriously injured in 2018 when the wheel came loose from a box truck heading in the opposite direction, jumped the median and crashed into the front of his vehicle.

    It took an eight-person jury less than two hours on Friday to find Lower Huron Chemical & Supply Co. of Wayne, Michigan, solely responsible for failing to follow the Department of Transportation’s regulations for the inspection, repair and maintenance of its commercial vehicles.

    The jury award was announced following a 15-day civil trial in Oakland County, Michigan, Circuit Court.

  • November 17, 2022 1:46 PM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    During Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week between Aug. 21 and Aug. 27, North American inspectors conducted 38,117 inspections of commercial motor vehicles and 4,664 (13%) were placed out of service for brake-related violations.

    That also means that nearly 87% of the commercial motor vehicles inspected throughout North America during the voluntary brake-safety inspection and enforcement initiative did not have brake-related critical vehicle inspection item violations.

  • November 01, 2022 1:15 PM | John Rigney (Administrator)




  • October 28, 2022 9:17 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    With continuing concerns about speeding on the nation’s highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to conduct a survey-research effort to ask 1,500 drivers with one or more recent speeding tickets why they speed — and why others with no violations don’t speed.

  • October 28, 2022 7:40 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to grant the exemption requested by the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) for commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants seeking a school bus endorsement, from the engine compartment portion of the pre-trip vehicle inspection skills testing requirement, known as the ‘‘under-the-hood’’ testing requirement. Drivers issued a CDL pursuant to the requested exemption would be restricted to the intrastate operation of school buses only. FMCSA also grants an exemption from the requirement that states administer this portion of the pre-trip vehicle inspection test in accordance with an FMCSA pre-approved examiner information manual. FMCSA analyzed the application and public comments and determined that granting the exemption is likely to achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.

    DATES: The exemption is effective from November 27, 2022 through November 27, 2024.

  • October 21, 2022 1:29 PM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    I just had a great time reviewing load securement regulations with the drivers and managers at E K Services.  I received good questions and we had an educational discussion on hours of service.  I love it when I learn something too.  We went outside and inspected a truck and trailer and pointed out some regulatory and best practice procedures.  Thanks for a great day and a great lunch!

  • October 20, 2022 8:34 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    What a great day in Carlisle PA!  We had an awesome array of speakers and a fantastic audience.  The food was pretty good too.  Thanks to Fedex for breakfast and Phillip Morris for lunch.  I also want to thank the PMTA Road Team for their assistance and input.  It hits home when the drivers tell their stories.  Can't wait till next year!

  • October 14, 2022 1:36 PM | John Rigney (Administrator)

    Get your drivers recognized for their safe driving by nominating them for Driver of the Month.  We then select a Driver of the Year from the twelve chosen drivers.  We are collecting the forms and will announce the winners at the banquet in April 2023.  What  a great way to celebrate your driver's commitment to safety.

    Click HERE for a Nomination Form!

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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