Operation Safe Driver week will happen July 11-17 throughout North America. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and its partner state and provincial commercial vehicle agencies have announced that the primary focus will be on speeding—by both commercial vehicles and passenger cars.
ICSA Membership Renewal Notices Sent Last Week
If you joined ICSA between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, you should have received an email notifying you to visit our new website and click on the Renew Membership tab at the top of the page.
When you create your member account, you will be required to set up a member profile, create a new password and pay your dues for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Be sure to enter the number of trucks you are operating so that the website can correctly calculate and pro-rate your dues. This simple process can be done entirely on your mobile phone—no computer necessary. Members have until July 31, 2021 to pay their dues.
Maintaining your Platinum membership in ICSA is a requirement for keeping your insurance coverage, along with installing forward-facing cameras in your trucks and enrolling in ICSA’s drug testing consortium and taking, or having your drivers take, a hair follicle test. Failure to meet these requirements will affect your insurance coverage. If you are having difficulty meeting the camera and drug testing requirements, please contact us, leave a good phone number where we can reach you during normal business hours and we will follow up with you.
Thank you for your membership in ICSA and for making the commitment to do your part to improve highway safety! We look forward to growing the number and type of member services you seek to operate safely and profitably. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of help to you. Have a safe and productive summer!
In the May issue of The Landing Gear, we reported on two motor carrier issues under review by FMCSA’s Medical Review Board (MRB). The first is an alternative vision standard that could make it possible for more drivers to meet vision requirements; the second is a review of the current method of assessing the impact of non-insulin treated diabetes mellitus (Non-ITDM) on a CDL driver’s physical qualification.
Maintaining the proper following distance gives you time to make good, well-planned decisions and affords other drivers the opportunity to do the same. What is your regular following distance? Adding even one more second can be a game changer.