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Truck maker Volvo announced plans to increase heavy truck production capacity by opening a new plant in Mexico within the next two years.
Over $1 million worth of stolen semi trucks are still missing from a trucking company nearly a month after the crime occurred.  The theft happened on March 14th at around 9 p.m. in Puslinch, Ontario, Canada.  According to...

California trucking co. to pay $208K for fuel spill, EPA says

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a trucking company must pay more than $200,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Reckless drivers to be targeted during CVSA Operation Safe Driver Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has provided details to get drivers ready for the upcoming Operation Safe Driver Week blitz.

NYPD begins deployment of ‘Barnacle Device’ to combat illegal truck parking

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is for the first time using a windshield boot to combat illegal truck parking in the city.

Speed limiters required for commercial trucks in B.C. starting this weekend

Canadian transportation officials are reminding truckers that speed limiters will be mandatory for commercial vehicles in British Columbia in just a couple of days.

Oversize loads banned from 83 Texas counties for solar eclipse

Oversize loads banned from 83 Texas counties in to cut down on traffic during the solar eclipse.  The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles states that...

Texas town bans big rig street parking city-wide

This week, the city of College Station, Texas, approved an ordinance banning big parking city-wide.

EPA sets ‘strongest-ever’ emissions standards for heavy duty trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the "strongest-ever" greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, a move that has drawn ire from the trucking industry.

Malware targeting ELDs could allow hackers to take control of semi trucks, researchers say

Colorado State University (CSU) researchers say that cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) could allow hackers to take control of semi trucks, steal data, or "even disrupt entire fleets."

San Antonio city officials push for overnight truck parking ban

City officials in San Antonio, Texas, are currently mulling an overnight truck parking ban on many city streets.

Bill to cut red tape for truckers applying for TSA credentials including TWIC and HME

A bill recently introduced in the Senate would streamline the process for truckers applying for TSA credentials including TWIC and HME.

Officials to end split speed limits on Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Starting on Monday, Louisiana transportation officials will begin work to install new speed limit signs and radar speed detection devices along Atchafalaya Basin Bridge as part of an effort to reduce crashes.

Cummins Inc. to pay $46 million to settle California emissions violations

Engine maker Cummins Inc. has agreed to pay a settlement to California authorities to resolve accusations of violations of the state's emissions control and certification requirements.

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