Roadcheck 2018

First Roadcheck of the ELD era could cause supply chain disruptions, say experts

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck less than a week away, some industry experts are warning that the first ever inspection blitz conducted during the ELD era could result in shipping delays and truck capacity problems.
Major traffic delays expected when I-70 in Kansas City shuts down for a weekend

Major traffic delays expected when I-70 in Kansas City shuts down for a weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced that they will be closing down a stretch of I-70 in the metro Kansas City area for a weekend in June.
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Pilot Flying J to offer free mid-trip inspections to help drivers prep for Roadcheck

Starting now, Pilot Flying J will be offering truck drivers mid-trip inspections free of charge as a way of helping drivers and carriers prep for the CVSA's Roadcheck 2018.

Moms can get free coffee at Pilot Flying J this weekend

In honor of Mother's Day, Pilot Flying J truck stops will be offering all moms a free cup of joe all weekend.
NY State Police renew interest in decades old trucker homicide mystery

NY State Police renew interest in decades old trucker homicide mystery

The New York State Police recently announced that they are still investigating the rest stop shooting of a truck driver forty-five years after it occurred. 
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Free, Online Practice CDL Tests

Here's a list of sites that offer free, online practice CDL tests.

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Inspectors to zero in on Hours of Service violations during Roadcheck 2018

Inspectors to zero in on Hours of Service violations during Roadcheck 2018

Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the dates and focus for this year's Roadcheck inspection campaign.
New York chip shortage blamed on major Frito-Lay truck driver pay cut

New York chip shortage blamed on major Frito-Lay truck driver pay cut

A new report blames empty snack food shelves in New York stores on Frito-Lay's decision to dramatically cut pay for some of the company's truck drivers. According to the New York Post, it all began...
Minnesota at work on technology to help truckers find safe parking

Minnesota at work on technology to help truckers find safe parking

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)is currently at work installing new technology at several rest areas throughout the state to help truckers find safe parking along high volume freight corridors. Seven Rest Areas To Be Outfitted...
FMCSA offers clarification on ELD, HOS regulations for ag haulers

Transportation Department email hack leaves sensitive trucker data exposed

Idaho Governor C.L. Otter has issued a warning that the personal information of numerous commercial drivers may have been stolen from the Idaho Transportation Department by hackers. Social Security Numbers And Credit Card Numbers Could...
Free pizza at Pilot Flying J today

Free pizza at Pilot Flying J today

In honor of National Pizza Day on February 9, Pilot Flying J truck stops will be giving away free slices of pizza to guests who download the myPilot app at 250 participating locations. From a...
Female trucker shares viral message about trucking coils

Female trucker shares viral message about hauling coils

A Montana-based long haul truck driver used a Facebook post to spread awareness about why motorists should respect the space of drivers who are hauling coils. Driver Daisy Delaney uses the post to remind drivers that...
DOT: Waiting at loading docks increases crash rate, costs truck drivers over $1 billion per year

DOT: Waiting at loading docks increases crash rate, costs truck drivers over $1 billion...

A new report from the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General found that loading dock wait times are hitting truck drivers and motor carriers hard financially -- while also significantly increasing their chances...
Georgia in development on the first truck-only roadway in the U.S.

Georgia in development on the first truck-only roadway in the U.S.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is working on a project that will create 40 miles of toll-free, truck-only roadway stretching from the metro Atlanta area to Macon. GDOT To Build Two Lanes Of Northbound...
Connecticut plans to shut down all rest areas on July 1

Connecticut plans to shut down all rest areas on July 1

Connecticut transportation officials say that they will shut down all seven of the state's rest areas this summer unless money is moved into the state's Special Transportation Fund. Funding Shortages Could Lead To All-State Rest Area...

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