GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s goals of combating distracted driving, but voiced concerns about the DOT’s actions today.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced federal guidance to expressly prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses. The prohibition is effective immediately and is the latest in a series of actions taken by the Department to combat distracted driving since the Secretary convened a national summit on the issue last September.
LOS ANGELES – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that the trucking industry has seen a large decline in the truck-involved fatality rate since the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules took effect.
WESTBROOK, Minn. — A strong winter storm whipped up whiteout conditions, causing state officials to close interstates — sending stranded motorists to National Guard armories and keeping about 200 students at their schools overnight.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Mid-America Trucking Show will host country music legend John Anderson and award winning bluegrass band The Grascals in concert during the 2010 show March 26 here. The concert is presented by Mobil Delvac.
The retail on-highway diesel price dropped $0.037 today to $2.833 per gallon, which reflects a price that is $.0565 more than one year ago today, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.