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Sleep apnea

Trucking company ordered to pay $30K for letting yard switcher go over sleep apnea

A New Jersey trucking company has been ordered to pay a yard switcher $30,000 for failing to reinstate him after he was diagnosed with sleep apnea even though he was repeatedly cleared for duty by medical examiners. 
CVSA's brake check blitz is coming in September

CVSA’s brake check blitz is coming in September

Don't forget -- the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Brake Safety Week inspection campaign is only a little over a month away.
Livestock Haulers

Senate passes one year ELD exemption waiver for livestock haulers

Yesterday the Senate passed an amendment that would exempt livestock haulers from ELD regulations through 2019.
EPA orders a whopping 500,000 truck recall

EPA orders a whopping 500,000 truck recall

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a recall of approximately 500,000 trucks because of defective emission controls.
Hundreds of drivers file suit against Oklahoma trucking company for requiring them to work without compensation

Hundreds of drivers file suit against Oklahoma trucking company for low pay, 100 hour...

More than four hundred current and former John Christner Trucking drivers have filed civil suit against the company, alleging because they were misclassified as independent contractors, they were often working as many as 100 hours a week and earning less than $500 per week.
Feds arrest North Carolina police chief for trucking when he was supposed to be policing

Feds arrest North Carolina police chief for trucking when he was supposed to be...

The F.B.I. and other law enforcement agencies have arrested a North Carolina police chief and his top lieutenant who were allegedly working at a trucking company when they were supposed to be policing the city of Southport.
ISP Troopers In Trucks

Illinois troopers are riding in semi trucks to catch car drivers making “poor decisions”

The Illinois State Police (ISP) has announced that they are riding along in semi truck to try to catch car drivers in the act on I-57 this week.
Watch out -- there might be a trooper in that PennDOT truck!

Troopers are hiding in PennDOT trucks to catch speeders through Saturday

Pennsylvania State Police troopers will be concealing themselves in PennDOT maintenance trucks as part of a speed enforcement campaign this week. 
A women-only CDL training course is now being offered in Alabama

A women-only CDL training course is now being offered in Alabama

An Alabama community college is offering ground breaking women-only CDL training course.
Double digit turnpike toll hikes coming to Kansas in October

Double digit turnpike toll hikes coming to Kansas in October

The Kansas Turnpike Authority recently announced plans to increase tolls for both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles starting in October.
Daimler recalls over 18,000 trucks

Over 18,000 Freightliner Cascadias recalled for brake defect that could increase crash risk

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 18,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks for a brake caliper defect that could make a crash more likely.
Rhode Island generated more revenue than expected in first month of truck-only tolling

Rhode Island generated more revenue than expected in first month of truck-only tolling

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has released the results from the first month of their controversial truck-only tolling program.
EPA Sued

Emergency action by federal court shuts down EPA’s “glider rule” loophole

A federal court has issued emergency action to put a stop to the Environmental Protection Agency's recent "Glider Rule" order that environmental advocates were calling a dirty truck loophole.
Brake Safety Day 2018 Results

Brake Safety Day results are in: Almost 14% of inspected trucks sidelined for violations

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year's Brake Safety Day inspection campaign.
Nebraska Troopers Issue A Massive Fine

Nebraska State Patrol issues hefty fine to trucking company involved in fatal accident

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division announced today that they have issued hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of penalties to a Lincoln-based trucking company involved in a fatal accident that killed one of their own employees.
WATCH: "Washington Bureaucrats Are Killing the Trucking Industry"

WATCH: “Washington Bureaucrats Are Killing the Trucking Industry”

This quick video takes on the issue of regulation in the trucking industry in a segment that appeared today on "America with Eric Bolling"

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