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Trucker takes legal action against CPAP manufacturer after he says recall left him disqualified...

A truck driver is pursuing legal action against a medical device manufacturer after the device was recalled for cancer risks, leaving him reportedly unable to drive for work.

Homeland Security orders pipeline operators to beef up cybersecurity to protect fuel supply chain

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued new cyber security requirements for fuel pipeline owners and operators in response to the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline.

Police in five states team up for ‘Operation Southern Shield’ through Saturday

Law enforcement officers in five states are joining forces for a speeding enforcement effort. From Monday, July 19 to Saturday, July 24, police in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South...

Nearly 1300 trucks taken off the road during surprise single day brake blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from an unannounced brake inspection enforcement effort ahead of the upcoming Brake Safety Week blitz.
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Tennessee trucker ordered off the road for crashing a CMV 24 hours after being...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a federal out of service order to a truck driver for substance use violations and for violating an out of service order.

Weeklong six state traffic crackdown starts Sunday

Troopers in six states will soon be kicking off a weeklong traffic enforcement effort targeting unsafe drivers.

Falling trailer door leaves trucker injured, ready to make a change for other drivers

A long-time truck driver is looking to make a change after being injured by a falling trailer door while on the job in Ohio.  Trucker Amy Larcom comes from...
PennDOT

PennDOT eyes a plan to slap a tax on packages delivered in the state

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is considering a plan to generate revenue by taxing packages that are delivered in the state.

Two men involved in Florida highway protest charged under new anti-riot law

Two men accused of attempting to block a busy exit ramp in Tampa, Florida, are now facing charges under a new anti-riot law. On July 13, Julian Rodriguez-Rodriguez,...

Minneapolis approves controversial truck parking ban with amendments

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council’s Transportation and Public Works Committee approved a citywide semi truck parking ban that includes amendments that would seek to provide truck parking opportunities.

‘Badge on Board’ special enforcement operation puts Nevada troopers in trucks

This week, the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) will be conducting a special "trooper in a truck" enforcement detail.

Weapon charges against trucker who ‘didn’t know he was breaking any laws’ reduced

Weapons charges against a truck driver arrested in Michigan last year have been reduced due to confusion over variations in gun laws state-to-state.  Trucker Gary L. Brown of Texas...
FMCSA

FMCSA orders two truck drivers off the road for multiple violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently declared two truck drivers to be imminent hazards to public safety after substance use violations were discovered.

‘Ghost truck’ detail to help police target unsafe driving around semi trucks

This week, the Indiana State Police (ISP) are gearing up for a major enforcement effort designed to catch those who are distracted behind the wheel or driving aggressively near commercial motor vehicles.

Sensors decide who gets pulled for inspection at these SD Ports of Entry

Special sensors embedded into the roadway just outside of the South Dakota Port of Entry are saving both truckers and highway officials time and money by helping officers decide which rigs can...

Widow sues TXDOT and truckers over fatal 133 vehicle pileup in Fort Worth

A Fort Worth woman has filed a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), trucking companies, and several other companies and agencies following a massive February 2021 pileup crash that killed...
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