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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.

Latest Safe Drivers List

The following list reflects the safe miles for each Atlas van operator. A special congratulations to the 10 drivers on this list with over 1,000,000 safe miles!

Hours-of-Service Changes - effective July 1, 2013

There are two important hours-of-service changes which become effective July 1, 2013. The first of these states that a driver "may drive only if 8 hours have passed since the end of the driver’s last off-duty period of at least 30 minutes." More simply stated, a driver may not drive after being on...

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to all Atlas drivers/van operators! For those of you who are working through the holiday, Atlas Operations staff will be in from 7 a.m. to 12 noon (CST) this Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) for support.

Safe Drivers - April 2013

The following is the April 2013 Safe Drivers list. Great job to everyone who made the list. Stay safe, and keep on truckin'!