Friday, January 19, 2018
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No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

No more holding of phones under new law in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Texting or holding a phone to your ear is already against the law in Washington state, but soon Washington drivers will be prohibited from doing all the other stuff some do while driving or sitting in traffic: checking Facebook, reading emails or anything else that requires them to hold their electronic devices while behind the wheel.

U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Deputy Secretary of U.S. DOT

U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Deputy Secretary of U.S. DOT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Jeffrey A. Rosen as the 18th deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Rosen has extensive experience in the transportation sector, serving previously as General Counsel at both the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget.

Drug use in U.S. workforce reaches highest ‘positivity rate’ in 12 years

Drug use in U.S. workforce reaches highest ‘positivity rate’ in 12 years

MADISON, N.J. — Drug use in the American workforce, fueled by illicit drugs, reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than 10 million workforce drug test results released Tuesday by Quest Diagnostics, a global provider of diagnostic information services.

Carolyn Moon, co-owner, former chairman of the board of Iowa 80 Truckstop, dies

Carolyn Moon, co-owner, former chairman of the board of Iowa 80 Truckstop, dies

WALCOTT, Iowa — The trucking industry has lost one of its long-time matriarchs.

Port Manatee truckers get ministry, free lunch during annual celebration

Port Manatee truckers get ministry, free lunch during annual celebration

PALMETTO, Florida — Truckers serving Port Manatee, having been recognized with a free lunch, can look for nourishment of their souls throughout the year thanks to a new ministry of the port-based Anchor House Mission.

595-truck convoy in Pennsylvania raises money for Make-A-Wish

595-truck convoy in Pennsylvania raises money for Make-A-Wish

LANCASTER, Pa. — For 364 days of the year, the horse-drawn Amish buggy is the vehicle most commonly associated with the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. But not on Mother’s Day. On Mother’s Day, Lancaster is all about trucks.

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