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Trucker who drove into Floyd protest in Minneapolis could have charges dropped

MINNEAPOLIS — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd’s...
Hakeem Jeffries

Impatient Democrats prepare to go it alone on infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON — Patience running thin, Democratic leaders are laying the groundwork for a go-it-alone approach on President Joe Biden’s big jobs and families infrastructure...
Phoenix Milk Tanker Crash

US regulators to seek automated braking requirement for heavy trucks

DETROIT — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic...
Interstate 40 Traffic Pattern

Changes made to interstate traffic patterns at West Memphis to ease flow across Mississippi...

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the City of West Memphis are working together to ease the flow of...
Shelley Moore Capito June 8 2021

Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, but new group emerges

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday, June 8, and started...
Joseph Blount June 8 2021

Colonial Pipeline CEO: Ransom payment among my ‘toughest decisions’

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of the massive fuel pipeline hit by ransomware last month told senators Tuesday, June 8, that authorizing a multimillion-dollar...
Memphis Bridge

Transportation secretary to visit closed interstate bridge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas on Thursday, June 3. The span...
Fuel island

Fuel outlook: Availability and pricing should be stable through summer months

Trucks powered by electricity may be making the headlines, but trucks burning old-fashioned diesel fuel are still moving the freight. As summer approaches, diesel...
dash cam

Dash cameras can provide inexpensive and effective protection to drivers

If you’re still driving without a dash camera, you’re missing out on some of the best protection you can get for your driving record....
Interstate 40 Memphis Bridge

Tennessee, Arkansas DOTs select repair strategy for I-40 Memphis bridge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee and Arkansas departments of transportation have selected a repair strategy for the Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto bridge that links...
Memphis Bridge May 25

Phase 1 repairs to I-40 Memphis bridge complete

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Phase 1 of repairs to the Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which spans the Mississippi River between West Memphis, Arkansas, and...
Phase 1 I-40 Repairs May 24

Work ‘well underway’ on Phase 1 repairs to I-40 Memphis bridge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Work is “well underway” on Phase 1 of repairs to the Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto bridge spanning the Mississippi River between...
FAST Lane Groundbreaking

FAST lanes for commercial trucks planned at World Trade Bridge

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the City of Laredo announced a formal partnership May...
2016 I 40 Bridge Photo

Kayaker’s photos show crack in closed I-40 bridge in 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Photos taken by a Mississippi River kayaker about five years before a crack was found in the Interstate 40 bridge linking...
Hernando De Soto Bridge

With I-40 Mississippi River bridge closed, backup route gets inspection

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An inspection of the Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas began Tuesday, May 18, a week after the span became...
Tanker Truck 1

Tanker truck driver shortage, combined with pipeline disruption, is ‘bigger than gas’

As if the disruption of the Colonial Pipeline caused by a ransomware attack wasn’t bad enough, many of those in the states affected by...
Memphis Bridge

Republican senator calls for ‘urgent’ approach to shutdown of I-40 bridge at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A U.S. senator from Tennessee is calling on President Joe Biden to take an “urgent, all-hands” approach to the shutdown of a...
Loves Diesel Island

Colonial Pipeline crisis results in diesel, gas shortages at truck stop chains

Shortages of gasoline and diesel fuel continue to affect drivers in parts of the Southeast on Thursday, May 13, even though Colonial Pipeline announced...
truck on tow truck

‘Insurance act’ brings discussion of safety measures to lower rates

To no one’s surprise, Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.) in mid-April reintroduced his “Insurance Act” that would increase minimum liability insurance coverage mandates for...
Colonial Pipeline Aerial View

West Virginia added to FMCSA’s emergency exemption following interruption of Colonial Pipeline

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on May 11 added West Virginia to the list of...