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UPDATE: Suspect shot by police after fatal stabbings of truck-stop workers identified as NC...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As the investigation continues into Tuesday’s fatal stabbing and officer-involved shooting incident at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the deceased suspect as Idris Abdus-Salaam, a truck driver from Durham, North Carolina. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department received a call reporting a stabbing at the truck stop shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday (April 7). Upon arrival, officers found four victims; three were reported dead at the scene and the fourth was transported to a local hospital. When confronted by officers, the suspect now identified as Abdus-Salaam refused to drop...
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California truck stop, Melton Technologies provide free breakfast for truckers

PASO ROBLES, Calif. — Starting today (Wednesday, March 25), truckers who stop by the San Paso Truck Stop, 81 Wellsona Road, will receive a free breakfast. The truck stop, in partnership with Melton Technologies Inc. are providing the service as a “thank you” to the nation’s hardworking drivers. Each meal will include a breakfast burrito, hot coffee and a thank-you card from San Paso Truck Stop and Melton Technologies Inc. “You have been helping us for years by visiting our San Paso Truck Stop and buying food, fuel and goodies from us,” said Andy Pham, owner of San Paso Truck Stop in...
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FMCSA issues FAQs about emergency declarations for COVID-19 relief

Do you have questions about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s emergency declaration that grants relief from hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial vehicle drivers transporting commodities related to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak? If so, maybe this will help. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and the answers to them from the FMCSA website. The information below can also be accessed at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/frequently-asked-questions-related-fmcsa-emergency-declaration-03192020. Are loads that include supplies related to direct assistance under the emergency declaration mixed with other, unrelated materials covered under the declaration? Generally, yes; however, mixed loads with only a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief...