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Judge tosses cases involving Omaha protesters who blocked bridge

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OMAHA, Neb. — A judge has dismissed cases against 25 people who were arrested and jailed for blocking traffic at a bridge during a...
Fracking

As election certification continues, trucking industry awaits impact from likely administration change

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More than two weeks after the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump has yet to concede the race. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the...
CBP Seizes Marijuana

Border agents discover marijuana valued at nearly $600k hidden in tractor-trailer

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LAREDO, Texas — On Nov. 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents assigned to the Freer Station checkpoint seized 373 pounds of marijuana, with...
Courtroom Gavel on Pile of Cash

Fired truck driver to get $165,000 in gender bias settlement

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MINNEAPOLIS— A Twin Cities truck driver who was fired because she failed a strength test following a workplace injury has been awarded $165,000 from...
Tanker Truck Without Pulsing Brake Light

FMCSA allows tanker trucks to use pulsating amber or red brake lights to enhance...

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WASHINGTON — Motor carriers hauling tank trailers can now install a red or amber brake-activated pulsating light on the rear of the trailers, according...
Santa Nella Petro

Dispute over parking spot at California Petro leads to attempted homicide, sheriff’s office says

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SANTA NELLA, Calif. — A Sacramento truck driver has been arrested on charges of attempted homicide after an altercation about a parking stop at...
Rest Area

Coalition including safety groups, Teamsters files petition in federal court challenging FMCSA’s new HOS...

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WASHINGTON — With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new hours-of-safety service rules poised to go into effect Sept. 29, a coalition of...
Hurricane Sally Satellite Image

Sally makes landfall as Cat. 2 hurricane; FMCSA issues emergency exemptions for drivers providing...

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GULF SHORES, Ala. — Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 4:45 a.m. Central time near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2...
CVSA Safe Driver Week

Drivers of passenger vehicles received nearly three times as many warnings, citations than commercial...

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GREENBELT, Md. —During this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week, July 12-18, law-enforcement personnel observed a total of 66,421 drivers engaging in unsafe driver behaviors...
Truck Driving Into Storm

FMCSA issues regional emergency declaration for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas as Hurricane Laura gains...

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WASHINGTON — The regional field administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Southern and Western service centers have declared a regional emergency for...
Hurricane Laura NASA

Marco loses strength but Tropical Storm Laura upgrades to hurricane; Louisiana, Texas issue emergency...

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BATON ROUGE, La., and AUSTIN, Texas — Tropical Storm Marco on Monday, Aug. 24, made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River. According...
Goodyear Blimp

Alleged diversity policy at Goodyear’s Topeka, Kansas, plant sparks nationwide controversy

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TOPEKA, Kans. — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has come under heavy fire this week after a photo of a slide purportedly shown during a...
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Michigan plans ‘world’s most sophisticated roadway’ for autonomous and connected passenger, commercial vehicles

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DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced last week that the state is undertaking an initiative to develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and...
Downtown Milwaukee

Road closures, commercial-vehicle restrictions in effect in Milwaukee through Aug. 21 for Democratic National...

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MILWAUKEE — Truckers should be aware of road closures and commercial-vehicle restrictions in Milwaukee during this week’s Democratic National Convention, held at the Wisconsin...
Exit Only

Chicago protest expected to shut down Dan Ryan Expressway Aug. 15; truckers urged to...

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CHICAGO — A protest rally and march is expected to shut down portions of the Dan Ryan Expressway/Interstate 94 in Chicago Saturday, Aug. 15,...
truck on highway

Suspend federal excise tax on trucks during pandemic, Democrats ask

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WASHINGTON — Fifty-five Democratic members of the House of Representatives have called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders to temporarily suspend...
Ohio River Cairo Bridge

U.S. 51’s Cairo Bridge to close Aug. 1-31, resulting in 80-mile detour for drivers...

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PADUCAH, Ky. — Beginning at 6:30 a.m. central time on Saturday, Aug. 1, the Cairo Bridge will be closed to all traffic, according to the...
Oversize Load

Southern California carrier ordered to reinstate employee fired for refusing overweight load

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SAN FRANSISCO — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on July 15 ordered JHOS Logistics and Transportation Inc. to...
Pres. Trump

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects; ATA says ‘this is...

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ATLANTA  — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, July 15, that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure...
Semi Truck at Twilight

FMCSA extends emergency-relief exemptions through August 14, with modifications

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended exemptions under the modified expanded Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 for truckers providing emergency...