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Brake Blitz

Inspectors took 16% of trucks out of service during surprise brake blitz

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from an unannounced brake safety inspection spree that happened earlier this year.
I-70 Pileup Driver

Truck driver in I-70 pileup wants to meet with the families of crash victims...

A truck driver who facing dozens of charges for a deadly pileup crash in April says that he wants to meet with the families of the crash victims before he goes to trial.
Washington

FMCSA says Washington has no authority to enforce meal & rest break rules for...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ruled that Meal and Rest Break rules for truck drivers in Washington state are preempted by federal regulations.
Truck Ban

Secret Service issues truck ban for Democratic National Convention

Commercial vehicle drivers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, should be aware of a number of travel restrictions put in place for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). According to a news release...
Speed Limiters

Senators revive plan to cap semi truck speed limits at 65 MPH nationwide

Yesterday, two senators reintroduced controversial semi truck "speed limiter" legislation that they say will improve highway safety and save lives.

Ohio is building an automated truck corridor along a major interstate

The state of Ohio has received $4.4 million from the US Department of Transportation to spend on truck-centered automated driving technology.  DriveOhio, a collaborative organization aimed at addressing forward-thinking...

Are you mad or impressed by this pickup’s precarious load?

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently shared a stunning photo of a pickup driver's questionable load.
DOT

Trump administration rolls out ‘first-ever’ National Freight Strategic Plan

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made history by debuting a national plan to improve the nation's freight transportation system.
Fatal motorcycle Crash

Trucking company reportedly shuts down following fatal motorcycle crash

A trucking company has reportedly closed its doors shortly after the Massachusetts Attorney General announced an investigation into the company in the wake of a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.
Female & Minority Truckers

FMCSA to examine violence against female & minority truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced plans to conduct a survey on the prevalence and severity of race and gender related harassment and violence experienced by women and minority truck drivers.
Smog Check Bill

California passes law requiring ‘smog checks’ for semis

California lawmakers have passed a 'smog check' bill that will crack down on diesel trucks that operate within the state.

CHP pulled a driver in for a mudflap violation, but found something way worse

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that they're "saving lives, one inspection at a time" after discovering a dangerous violation.
300000 driver purge

Group tells Congress thousands of truckers are ‘illicit drug users’ & recommends 300,000 driver...

During a major meeting between trucking industry stakeholders and Congress today, a group comprised of multiple mega-carriers told lawmakers that they have evidence that thousands of truck drivers are "manipulating" drug testing protocols and should be removed from the nation's highways.

HOS changes start on Tuesday — Here’s what you need to know

Major changes to truck driver Hours of Service regulations will go into effect in just a few days, so we rounded up the information you need to be ready.

Colorado troopers cite 10% of truckers during surprise snow chain inspection

Earlier this week, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) conducted a surprise chain inspection along the I-70 corridor.

This list of 2020 state and local idling regulations could save truckers from a...

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released an updated listing of idling regulations that could save truckers from an expensive citation.
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