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Legalized pot linked to increase in crashes, says study

Legalized pot linked to an increase in crashes, says study

A report released this week says that states that legalized marijuana have seen an increase in crashes.
Volvo Emissions

Volvo issues warning about emissions systems

This week, Volvo Group issued a warning that an emissions control component used in North American trucks "is degrading more quickly than expected."
Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to ban loaded firearms in vehicles

Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to ban loaded firearms in vehicles

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to cut down on road rage by banning drivers from carrying loaded weapons in their vehicles.
VIDEO- Trucker takes on construction zone on Hopland Grade. It does not go well.

Caltrans issues warning to truckers: Stay off SR 175 or get ready for “the...

In response to the viral video of a truck overturning and falling down an embankment on Hopland Grade, Caltrans has issued a warning to truck drivers to heed the signs awn stay away.
10-4

Dozens of truckers descend on D.C. for 10-4 demonstration

Today numerous truck drivers convoyed to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in order to raise awareness about various issues in the trucking industry.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court hears case against New Prime Inc. over driver misclassification

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case that could have a serious long-reaching impact on the way truck drivers are paid moving forward.
Texas congressional candidate does a perfect job of breaking down how regulations harm truckers

Texas congressional candidate does a perfect job of breaking down how regulations harm truckers

A congressional candidate in Texas is showing support for the men and women of the trucking community in his latest video.
FMCSA Military

FMCSA okays allowing military personnel to skip CDL driving and knowledge tests

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Final Rule that allows states to waive some CDL testing requirements for certain military personnel. 
Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J ex-president gets 12 and a half years for scamming truckers

Today former Pilot Flying J president Mark Hazelwood was sentenced to 150 months in prison for a diesel fuel rebate scheme designed to dupe small business truckers. In addition to the twelve and a half...
Ned Lamont

Connecticut gubernatorial candidate wants truck-only tolls

Democratic candidate for Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont is pitching a plan to use truck-only tolls to fund improvements to the state's transportation systems.
Daimler Recall

4500 Daimler trucks recalled for fuel line defect

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for thousands of trucks for a defect that could cause a fuel line to burst. 
Missouri mulls ending CDL revocation for failure to pay child support

Missouri mulls ending CDL revocation for failure to pay child support

Lawmakers in Missouri say that they are considering a plan to address the "truck driver shortage" by ending the practice of revoking a driver's CDL if he or she fails to pay child support.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2018 Results

57,000 citations issued during Operation Safe Driver Week

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this summer's Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz.

FMCSA makes it easier for diabetic drivers to operate interstate

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that streamlines the process for some diabetic drivers to be qualified to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) interstate.
REMINDER: Brake Safety Week starts on Sunday

REMINDER: Brake Safety Week starts on Sunday

Don't forget -- the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) Brake Safety Week starts this Sunday.
Illinois troopers in semi trucks remind drivers: "You never know who is watching"

Illinois troopers in semi trucks remind drivers: “You never know who is watching”

Illinois State Police troopers cited several drivers during their most recent "Trooper in a Truck" detail.

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