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New ordinance bans trucks on one Georgia county’s roads

Officials in a Georgia county will start citing trucks that travel on county roads after passing a new ordinance.

CVSA imagines a future where technology constantly monitors truckers in stop motion video

This week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released a video that looks ahead to a future where technology is integrated into nearly every aspect of commercial vehicle enforcement.
CVSA Cheat Sheet

CVSA offers ‘cheat sheet’ to get you through Roadcheck

With the nationwide Roadcheck truck inspection blitz only only weeks away, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) has released a "cheat sheet" to help trucker prepare.

This Arizona sheriff has a message for left lane campers

More than 2 million people have watched a new video from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office that attempts to set drivers straight about driving in the left lane.

Feds: Company must re-hire a driver fired for refusing to drive an overweight truck

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a trucking company to reinstate a truck driver who was terminated after refusing to operate an overweight truck.
Bridge Collapse

Court says trucking company to blame for bridge collapse — even though they had...

This week, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of state transportation officials and against two trucking companies in the case of a 2013 bridge collapse involving an oversized load.

Senators spooked by ‘truck driver shortage’ call on FMCSA to allow under 21 truckers

Almost a dozen U.S. Senators have asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to lower the age for truck drivers operating in interstate commerce in response to mounting supply chain and labor issues.

Fines for violating trucking regulations are going up

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is increasing fines for violating trucking regulations.

US Reps introduce bill aimed at supporting women in trucking

A representative from Kansas has introduced a bill aimed at incorporating more female drivers into the trucking industry.  The bill was introduced by US Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas...

Georgia troopers find major problems with monster truck haul

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) called out a driver hauling a monster truck for "the violation of the week" discovered during a roadside inspection.
Speed Limiters

Lawmakers introduce bill to require speed limiters on semi trucks

On Tuesday, lawmakers introduced legislation in the House pushing for speed limiters on heavy duty trucks.

Trucks banned from I-95 construction zone after ‘nearly two dozen crashes involving tractor trailers’

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has issued a commercial vehicle travel restriction for a construction zone that has proved to be crash-prone.
COVID-19 lawsuit

Dockworker sues trucking company after he says he was fired for COVID-19 concerns

A former employee is suing a trucking company after he was fired for raising concerns about workplace COVID-19 exposure.
Truckers

CHP says they’re catching more truckers driving while high

A recent Facebook post made by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that troopers are seeing an increased number of truck drivers who are under the influence of marijuana.

FMCSA orders Idaho truck driver off the road after crash and DUI violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued an imminent hazard order to an Idaho-based truck driver who was involved in a crash earlier this month. The...

Truckers ‘slow roll’ in Missouri to fight regulations that could put them out of...

On Thursday, a group of truckers came together in Joplin, Missouri, to bring attention to regulatory issues that they say could cripple the trucking industry.
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