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CSA BASIC: Controlled Substances/Alcohol

The Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC is defined as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by drivers who are impaired due to alcohol, illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications. In addition to being a violation of federal law, the use or possession of

Take the King of the Road Survey!

Atlas Van Operators, the annual King of the Road Survey is now live. The first 200 Atlas van operators who complete the survey will receive a $5 Subway gift card.

Auction of Used Equipment

Atlas Terminal Company is having an online auction on several pieces of moving equipment, both trailers and straight trucks. This auction is over at 5 p.m. (CST) June 21st 2013, so do not put off your bids too long. All equipment is sold “AS IS/WHERE IS” without warranty. Atlas Terminal Company.

New Hours of Service Rule (FMCSA)

Effective July 1, 2013, two major changes to the existing hours of service rule will be enforced.

HHG/RSG Reminder: Parts Box Use

Please take a moment to remind your crews of the importance of the proper usage of a Parts Box.

Safe Drivers - May 2013

The following is the May 2013 Safe Drivers list. Great job to everyone on the list!

Update: Medical Examiner's Certificate (Medical Cards)

Effective immediately, any medical examination report (physical) submitted to Atlas Safety must be accompanied by a legible copy of the medical card the Van Operator is to be carrying on his/her person. This step will help Atlas Van Operators avoid a violation involving an invalid or improper medical card and help us improve our CSA score in this area.

Operation "Blue Light" Patrol Begins in Indiana and Ohio

Operation "Blue Light" I-70 Patrol to Begin In Indiana and Ohio; June 4th began the joint enforcement project between the Indiana State Police and the Ohio Highway Patrol known as "Operation Blue Light." The joint effort will concentrate on reducing crashes and curtailing criminal activity along the I-70 corridor across both states with Indiana State.

Get Ready for Roadcheck 2013

Roadcheck 2013 is just around the corner – BE PREPARED! This year’s roadcheck is scheduled for June 4 - 6. It is estimated the inspectors will be conducting nearly 75,000 inspections. Here are some figures from last year’s Roadcheck event.