Friday, April 20, 2018
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7 lawmakers sign letter in support of petition to allow hair tests in lieu of urinalysis

7 lawmakers sign letter in support of petition to allow hair tests in lieu of urinalysis

Seven members of Congress have signed a letter offering their support for a petition submitted to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration urging the agency to allow hair testing rather than a urinalysis to meet federal drug testing requirements for commercial truck driver applicants.

TCA’s Debbie Sparks to join Wreaths Across America

TCA’s Debbie Sparks to join Wreaths Across America

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Deborah “Debbie” Sparks, vice president of development for the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), announced she will leave the organization on May 31 to oversee strategic development and logistics for Wreaths Across America (WAA).

U.S. employers add strong 211,000 jobs; for-hire trucking loses 100

U.S. employers add strong 211,000 jobs; for-hire trucking loses 100

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States rebounded in April as employers added a brisk 211,000 jobs, a sign that the economy's slump in the first three months of the year could prove temporary.

New TSA report asks trucking to be ‘vigilant’ in light of terrorists using CMVs to ‘ram’ crowds

New TSA report asks trucking to be ‘vigilant’ in light of terrorists using CMVs to ‘ram’ crowds

The Transportation Security Administration has issued a new report asking truck owners and truck rental agencies in the U.S. to be “vigilant” to watch out for terrorists who want to use commercial trucks to ram into crowds of people, news sources reported today.

EPA settles with 3 major trucking companies for $201,000 in penalties

EPA settles with 3 major trucking companies for $201,000 in penalties

LOS ANGELES — The Environmental Protection Agency released information about recent settlements with three major trucking companies totaling $201,000 in penalties for violating California’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

Logistics management principal says twin 33s have good chance of passing Congress

Logistics management principal says twin 33s have good chance of passing Congress

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The principal of a company that provides logistics management advisory services predicts that a proposal to allow widespread adoption of twin 33-foot trailers on the nation’s highways “will be one of the few things approved during this session of Congress.”

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