Advocating, promoting and educating a safe and sustainable trucking industry.
Since 1929, the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) has represented the interests of the trucking industry.
NCTA works to protect the interests of North Carolina's trucking industry by working with state and federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. We are also dedicated to providing excellence in: Education, Training, and Information. And promoting a safe, dependable and cost-effective motor transportation infrastructure to the betterment of the trucking industry in North Carolina.
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Specialized Carriers Exemption from the Minimum 30-Minute Rest Break
June 18, 2015
FMCSA announces its decision to grant the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) an exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption enables all specialized carriers and drivers responsible for the transportation of loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limits--oversize/ overweight (OS/OW) loads--and require a permit issued by a government authority, to be exempt from the 30-minute rest break provision in 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii).
FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
View Federal Register.
State Highway Patrol Increasing Their Focus on Vehicles Parked on Interstate Highways
The NC State Highway Patrol asked the North Carolina Trucking Association to partner in the effort and assist in disseminating the memo below announcing the focus on vehicles parked on the interstates. Last week we received a memo stating the focus was on I-77. The second memo indicates the focus is a statewide effort.
NCSHP Memo - June 4, 2015
RALEIGH – The State Highway Patrol will be stepping up its enforcement on illegally stopped vehicles along North Carolina’s Interstate Highways in an effort to save lives and increase safety for the motoring public. Over the last five years, nearly twenty percent of all fatalities on interstate highways involved a motor vehicle stopped on the shoulder. (read more)
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