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DOL proposal would help clarify difference between company drivers, owner-operators under Fair Labor Standards...

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would clarify the definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
TA fire in Indiana

Indiana TA Travel Center damaged by fire; investigation ongoing

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SEYMOUR, Ind. — The Seymour, Indiana, Fire Department was called to the TA Travel Center at 2336 E. Tipton St. during the early hours...
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The Trucker News Channel — Massive truck explosion

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In this episode we cover: Massive truck explosion | Trucker kills animal activist | Reality TV star indicted | Rig with fireworks explodes David Compton: Hi, I'm...
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California adopts first-of-its kind requirement for zero-emission trucks in ‘bold’ step to reduce pollution

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — By 2045, every new truck sold in California will be zero-emission. That’s according to the California Air Resources Board, which on...
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Fireworks explode inside crashed tractor-trailer, injuring three

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FREMONT, Neb. — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling fireworks south of Uehling. At about 11 a.m. Saturday, June...