Commercial Trucks on Highway

FMCSA assembles advisory panel of 25 commercial drivers

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) has named 25 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers from all sectors...
Truck Tire on Snow

Winter storm creating blizzard conditions, closing roads in Midwestern US

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MINNEAPOLIS — A slow-moving winter storm with gusty winds is whipping up blizzard conditions and causing hazardous travel in southwestern Minnesota and northeastern South...
Trucks at Truck Stop

Flexible HOS? FMCSA proposes pilot program to evaluate 6/4, 5/5 sleeper berth splits

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) Jan. 14 announced a new proposed pilot program for commercial motor...
Rail Crossing in Pennsylvania

DOT awards $40 million to improve safety at highway-railway crossings

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation on Jan. 14 provided a total of $40,255,750 in grants to five states to improve safety at...
Trucks at Sunset

FMSCA announces leadership, members of 2021 safety advisory committee

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator (FMCSA) this week announced its 2021 members for the Motor Carrier Safety...
Swift Truck Wrap

‘Everyday heroes’: Swift unveils Truckers Against Trafficking tractor

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PHOENIX — During the first week of January — a month set aside to raise awareness of and stop slavery and human trafficking —...
Oregon Mudslide

Heavy rain creates slide threats, other concerns for drivers on Oregon roads

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SALEM, Ore. — Heavy winds and rain have produced a variety of road hazards in Oregon including standing water, flooding, downed trees and powerlines....
TA Huntington Diesel Islands

New TA Travel Center adds 150 truck parking spaces to Huntington, Oregon

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WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America Inc., nationwide operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, has opened a...
Semi Trucks

20 North American carriers recognized as ‘best fleets to drive for’ in 2021

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., and MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge have announced the 2021 Best Fleets to Drive For. The...
Steven Bradbury

Steven Bradbury named Acting Secretary of Transportation

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WASHINGTON — In the wake of the resignation of former Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Steven G. Bradbury has been named Acting Secretary...
Lincoln County Child Approximation

Oregon State Police seek help in identifying child’s body found at rest area in...

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Oregon — The Oregon State Police is asking for help from the public in identifying the body of a child that was...
Border Patrol Agent

U.S. Border Patrol agents discover 126 people hidden in refrigerated trailer

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LAREDO, Texas — Agents with Laredo Sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week stopped a human-smuggling attempt involving a tractor hauling a...
blue and red lights

Truck driver from Mexico prohibited from operating commercial vehicles in U.S. following multi-vehicle crash,...

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Mexico-licensed commercial driver Mario Alberto Leal-Salas to be an...
Road Train

Legislation would allow extra-long semis on North Dakota roads

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Supporters of a bill that would allow extra-long semis on North Dakota roadways say it addresses a growing need to move...
Elaine Chao

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announces resignation effective Jan. 11

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced today (Jan. 7) that she is resigning from her post as the head of the...
Port of Virginia

Virginia Port Authority’s autonomous truck project receives $2.1 million federal grant

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), an arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has awarded a $2.1 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion...
Police Lights

Delaware State Police seek help identifying tractor-trailer that fled scene of fatal accident

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FRANKFORD, Del. — State police in Delaware are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal multivehicle...
The Wall That Heals

2021 tour dates announced for Vietnam Veterans Memorial ‘Wall That Heals’

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WASHINGTON and ARLINGTON, Va. — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) have announced the 2021 tour schedule for...
Fuel Tank

TruckPark, FuelMe join forces to provide on-site fueling services at truck-parking facilities

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CHICAGO — TruckPark, a provider of secure overnight truck parking, has launched a joint venture with FuelMe, a cloud-based technology platform that allows customers...
Truck at Warehouse Dock

FMCSA seeks public comment on ‘yard move’ definition, how it impacts drivers’ HOS

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hopes to clarify regulations about “yard moves” — movement of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)...