Friday, January 19, 2018
The Nation
Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America

Drivers, carriers asked to step up, help haul to complete loads for Wreaths Across America

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The date is drawing closer and closer for the annual Wreaths Across America Day on December 16 and the Wreaths Across America organization is feeling a capacity crunch and needs professional truck drivers to step up and volunteer to help complete its finals loads.

NTSB: Enforcement of ag transport safety laws ineffective

NTSB: Enforcement of ag transport safety laws ineffective

MIAMI — Three fatal crashes involving vehicles transporting migrant farmworkers have revealed the government is ineffective in enforcing agricultural transportation safety laws, federal investigators said Tuesday.

Iowa, Nebraska road projects see boost from gas tax increase

Iowa, Nebraska road projects see boost from gas tax increase

LINCOLN, Neb. — Two years after Iowa and Nebraska raised their gas taxes, both states are seeing a flurry of new roadway projects at a time when national infrastructure efforts have stalled.

Small-company coalition arguing for ELD exemption for firms with 50 or fewer employees

Small-company coalition arguing for ELD exemption for firms with 50 or fewer employees

WASHINGTON — The Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) says the electronic logging device mandate will be a big burden on small trucking companies and in an "emergency petition” has asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to grant an exemption for all motor carriers with fewer than 50 employees, to reconsider the mandate insofar as the First Amendment affords all drivers a right to commercial free speech and to grant a stay on the December 18 effective date until the secretary rules on the SBC petition.

Ohio to target new 70 mph speed zones where accidents have increased

Ohio to target new 70 mph speed zones where accidents have increased

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state will target high-crash Ohio roads that have 70 mph limits following a report that found a sharp increase in accidents after Ohio raised the limit from 65 mph.

Iowa sees high number of road construction work zone deaths

Iowa sees high number of road construction work zone deaths

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa officials say a surge in construction projects and an increase in miles driven by motorists have led to a high number of people dying in road construction work zone crashes this year.

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