Angela Eliacostas is named a Women In Trucking Association’s 2020 Woman to Watch in Transportation.
This is the third year the Editors of the Women In Trucking Association – Redefining the Road magazine selected women who are moving the transportation world forward. The women are selected based on their career accomplishments over the past 12-18 months and their promotion of gender diversity in the field.
“This year, we’ve identified 51 talented, resourceful women who stand out as top performers in a field of highly qualified nominees,” said Brian Everett, group editorial director and publisher of Redefining the Road magazine. “This accomplished group of women represents a wide range of skill sets and expertise, and underscores how women bring diverse thought, value and results to businesses in the transportation market.”
Those listed on the 2020 Top Women to Watch in Transportation work for motor carriers, third-party logistics companies, equipment manufacturers, retailer truck dealers, professional services companies, technology innovators, and private fleets. Their job functions include corporate management (32 percent), operations/safety (32 percent), sales/marketing (9 percent), human resources/talent management (6 percent), customer service (5 percent), engineering/product development (5 percent), finance (6 percent), and professional drivers (5 percent).
We, at AGT Global Logistics, congratulate all of the women who were honored this year. And thank you to all of the women working in transportation who keep your world turning.
The President has declared a nationwide emergency and provides an exemption to parts 390-399 of the FMCSR to allow for immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment and people… for “motor carriers and drivers engaged in the transport of essential supplies, equipment, and persons.”
1. Medical Supplies and Equipment (testing, diagnostic, and treatment of COVID-19)
2. Supplies and Equipment for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of transmission (masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectants)
3. Food, paper products, and other groceries
4. Immediate precursor raw materials (paper, plastic, and alcohol – required and used for producing items in 1, 2, and 3)
6. Equipment, Supplies, and People to establish temporary housing, quarantine and isolation facilities
7. People designated by the FED, State, or local authorities for medial, isolation or quarantine purposes
8. People necessary to provide other EMS (to keep the population safe) –
****Direct assistance does not include routine commercial drivers, including mixed loads just made to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration ****
Parts 390-399 must be followed when operating in non-direct assistance circumstances. The only exception is when returning an empty direct assistance run. The driver may return empty without complying with parts 390-399.
If a driver informs the motor carrier that they need immediate rest – the driver may be permitted at least 10 consecutive hours off duty before being required to return to the terminal or normal reporting location. Once a drive has returned, they must be relieved of all duties and responsibilities and receive a minimum of 10 hours off duty in transporting property and 8 hours if transporting passengers.
Carriers with drivers subject to out-of-service orders are not eligible for the relief granted.
This emergency declaration is in effect immediately and will last until the termination of the emergency or April 12, 2020 (whichever occurs sooner).
You can find more information about 390-399 about the FMCSA here – https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/b/5/3