February 9, 2015:  MCM Weekly Newsletter

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Feb 10 Helena Safety Meeting
            11:30 - 12:30, Perkins
            Speaker:  Jeff Steeger, MDT
Do you have a roadside inspection that you disagree with? Have you ever wanted to challenge a roadside   
                         inspection? Come see how to review and dispute these inspections! Also, meet the guy who reviews the
                         roadside inspection data and see how you can get bad inspections off your CSA ecord. If the officer

                         is having a bad day and you get an inspection that you disagree with, this is how you can challenge
                         and get them removed from your DOT record. Please join us for this "must see" event, if you ever
                         want to know how to challenge a bad roadside inspection.

Feb 11 Billings Chapter Meeting
            11:30 am - 1:00 pm
            FMCSA proposed regulations

Feb 17 Missoula Chapter Meeting
            12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Jokers Wild
            Speaker;  Bruce Holmes, DOT
            Topic:  Updates in FMCSR - Bring your questions

Save The Date
May 2    2nd Annual SuperTech Competition
               Helena College, Helena, MT

June 20  Truck Driving Championships
               Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds
               Helena, MT 

July 15-17 RMRSR
                  Mountain View Ranch, ID 
34-Hour Restart Rollback:  Virginia Tech to head FMCSA's study, looking for 250 driver participants

Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute will head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's federally required study on the the 34-hour restart provisions implemented in 2013, VT announced Feb. 3, and it's looking for about 250 truck drivers to participate in the study.

A federal appropriations bill signed into law in mid-December put a stay of enforcement on the rules, pending the study. Congress stipulated in its bill that the study form two groups of drivers - one to abide by pre-2013 rules and one to abide by the 2013 provisions.

The drivers must be studied for at least five months, and researchers will compare their schedules, crashes, near-crashes, crash-relevant events, operator fatigue and alertness and short-term health.

If the agency concludes the 2013 rules are better for safety and operator alertness, they will go back into effect.

The agency announced in the middle of January it was looking for driver participants for the study, and Virginia Tech offered this week more details: It says it will recruit roughly 250 drivers from small, medium and large fleets from a variety of operations and segments.


2014 State Chain & Snow Removal Laws

We have gathered information from each state and alphabetically listed each state's chaining requirements.  

Click here for State Chain Laws

Click here for Snow Removal Laws 

Mark Your Calendar


Montana ESGR & Montana Department of Labor Workforce Services Offices Job Fairs 2015

Early Entry Military, Military Spouses and Vets

Employers will be hiring


Billings Jobs Jamboree

March 18, 2015

METRA PARK Billings Montana

Contact Trisha Glenn 406-655-6081 TGlen@mt.gov Registration online now


Great Falls Community Job Fair

March 24, 2015

Great Falls, MT

Montana Expo Park Exhibition Hall

Great Falls Job Service Contact Barbara Hardy (406) 791-5816 bhardy@mt.gov 


Southwestern Montana Job Fair

March 25, 2015

Butte Montana

Location to be determined

Job Service Manager Butte Marilyn Ohman (406) 494-0300 mohman@mt.gov 


Bozeman Community Job Fair

April 8, 2015

Gallatin County Fairgrounds Bozeman, MT

Bozeman Job Service Contact Debbie Berg (406) 582-9200 dberg@mt.gov 

Bozeman Job Service Contact Debbie Berg (406) 582-9200 dberg@mt.gov 


Miles City Job Fair

April 8, 2015

A small job fair but closer to energy jobs in North Dakota

Miles Community College Miles City, MT

Miles City Job Service contact Cindy Erickson (406) 232-8349 cerickson@mt.gov 


Helena Community Job Fair

April 9 2015

Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Helena MT

Helena Job Service Contact Carol Rule (406) 447-3215 crule@mt.gov 


Flathead Valley Job Fair

April 16, 2015

Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT

Flathead Job Service Contact Bill Gilbert (406) 758-6240 wgilbert@mt.gov 

or Roberta Diegel Business Resource Consultant Flathead Job Service (406) 758-6273 rdiegel@mt.gov 


North Western Montana's Largest Career Fair

April 21, 2015

Missoula, MT

Hilton Garden Inn

Missoula Job Service Contact Wolf Ametsbichler (406) 728-7060 wametsbichler@mt.gov 


Save The Date RMRSR 2015