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Minimum Truck Driver Training

Canadian province significantly increases new truck driver training requirements

After Canadian transportation authorities announced strict minimum training standards for truck drivers, many are wondering if American authorities should ask the same of their entry-level truck drivers. 

Indiana drivers spared from new tolls because the state made enough on truck-only tolls

The governor of Indiana says that he will not impose any more new interstate tolls during his administration, in part because he has already raked in enough money from a recent truck-only toll increase to fund a whole slew of infrastructure improvements.
Narcoleptic Truck Driver

Trucker with narcolepsy asks DOT for permission to drive

An Illinois man has made an unusual request of federal authorities -- he wants their permission to drive semi trucks even though he suffers from narcolepsy.
Truck Parking Survey

The Dept. of Transportation is asking truckers for help to improve truck parking

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking for input from truckers on the current truck parking situation in America.

DOT increases fines for federal trucking violations across the board

This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they will be increasing fines for all commercial vehicle violations. 
CHP warns truckers that paper logs are no longer acceptable

CHP warns paper logs are no longer acceptable without exemption

A year after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) put electronic logging device regulations into effect, California troopers are warning truckers that their paper logs books will absolutely not be accepted any longer.
High School Program

Trucking industry targeting high school students to help fill the ‘driver shortage’

A high school in California is hoping to entice female students into the trucking industry in order to address the so-called 'truck driver shortage.'
You'll see troopers every 20 miles of a 2,555 mile-long interstate on Thanksgiving weekend

A 2,555 mile-long interstate will have troopers stationed every 20 miles on Thanksgiving weekend

State troopers in eight states are planning a major enforcement campaign over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Connecticut Truck Tolls

Truckers are receiving help from an unlikely source in the fight against truck-only tolls

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is backing state trucking groups in their fight against a new plan to toll only trucks. 
CVSA

CVSA tells officers not to wake up sleeping drivers, leave off-duty truckers alone

New guidance from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) tells inspection officers that they must leave truck drivers alone when they are off-duty or in the sleeper berth.
Trump's EPA announces surprise truck emissions initiative

Trump administration announces surprise plan for stricter truck emissions

Today the Trump administration debuted a new plan designed to crack down on emissions from heavy duty trucks.
Personal Conveyance

FMCSA clarifies new personal conveyance rules

After months of confusion for millions of truckers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has finally offered up some extra clarification on how personal conveyance regulations should be followed and enforced.

Megacarriers are one step closer to requiring stricter drug testing for all truckers

The ATA stands behind the decision and is even pushing for stricter testing rules.

City extends commercial truck enforcement hours after raking in millions in fines

“Truck drivers in Joliet are learning quickly to plan their route ahead of time or else there will be consequences,” said one of the officers.
Brake Safety Week

Nearly 5,000 trucks taken off the road during safety blitz

This year, nearly 5,000 commercial vehicles were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week inspection campaign. 

FHP is forced to drop a speeding ticket after a CDL driver shows them...

A CDL driver says that technology saved his job after he was ticketed for driving 90 m.p.h. in a 70 m.p.h. zone.

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