Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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FMCSA declares Georgia trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety

FMCSA declares Georgia trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety

WASHINGTON -- The Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking company Daya Trucking to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Daya Trucking, which operates 39 trucks hauling general freight, was served the federal order on April 23, 2018.

Big rigs help Michigan State Police prevent a man from jumping from overpass

Big rigs help Michigan State Police prevent a man from jumping from overpass

DETROIT — Michigan State Police used 13 big rigs to keep a man from jumping off an overpass on the I-696 freeway early Tuesday.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls in March, but up over one year ago

ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls in March, but up over one year ago

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in March after easing downward by 0.8 percent in February.

Maryland governor calls for new highway contract

Maryland governor calls for new highway contract

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan directed state transportation officials on Friday to seek a new contract for a multimillion highway expansion after a news report raised questions about ties between Maryland's transportation secretary and the winning bidder.

Mississippi OKs $25 million in bonds for bridge improvements

Mississippi OKs $25 million in bonds for bridge improvements

JACKSON, Miss. — Top Mississippi officials have approved the state's borrowing $25 million to help repair or replace dangerous bridges.

Driver charged in smuggling case where 10 died sentenced to life

Driver charged in smuggling case where 10 died sentenced to life

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a big rig involved in the deaths of 10 smuggled immigrants in Texas last year was sentenced April 20 to life in prison.

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