california traffic

California to spend nearly $800M on electric vehicle infrastructure

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California utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and build other infrastructure for electric vehicles as the state...
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...
Loves Bliss Idaho

Idaho now home to Love’s largest-ever location; new travel centers also open in Illinois,...

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Bliss, Idaho, with the company’s largest-ever location at more than 21,000 square feet....

ATA, TCA, OOIDA express approval, support for FMCSA’s HOS revision proposal

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On Tuesday, August 21, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) invited public comment on an upcoming Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) addressing...

Wreaths Across America advances its mission to Normandy

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COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine and NORMANDY, France — Wreaths Across America (WAA) has been granted permission by the French authorities, on the basis of phytosanitary...

Army/Air Force Exchange Service to honor Vietnam vets with rolling billboard

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DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is honoring Vietnam Veterans with a 53-foot rolling billboard.For the second year in a row, the...
Route 146 Intersection

Rhode Island DOT announces $150 million project to improve heavily traveled Route 146 corridor

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NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A Sept. 2 ceremony, held at the intersection of Route 146 and Sayles Hill Road, kicked off the first of...
bison transport

Bison Transport, Erb International earn top safety awards at TCA convention

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — It was a lucky 13 for Bison Transport, which was named grand prize winner of the large carrier division of the...

Bill to require underride guards reintroduced; opposed by OOIDA, doesn’t get ATA endorsement

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WASHINGTON — Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., have reintroduced bipartisan legislation, the...

OOIDA supports efforts to modernize HOS regs

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. —  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports government efforts to modernize Hours of Service regulations and looks forward to an anticipated...

Schneider ranked among best companies for veterans at No. 10

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Not many employers can say they’re still being awarded for a practice that started on day one of their company’s...

Winter storm pounds Southern California; driver found dead in rig along I-5

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LOS ANGELES — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel...
Drive safely

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to proceed as scheduled July 12-18

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GREENBELT, Md. — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18, according to a May...
Truck on highway

Emergency HOS suspension extended, but modified by FMCSA

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WASHINGTON — On June 8, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that Emergency Declaration No. 2020-02, which suspended parts 390 through 399...

Arkansas governor signs $95M highway funding bill into law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — Arkansas' governor on Tuesday signed a $95 million highway funding bill that will raise fuel taxes for the first time...
Doctor

FMCSA falls short in oversight of national registry of medical-certification examiners

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WASHINGTON — A report released last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General revealed that the Federal Motor Carrier...

Florida could outlaw all forms of distracted driving

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Florida could outlaw drivers from putting on makeup, holding a cellphone, reading or performing other distracting activities under a bill unanimously...
Valley Forge Travel Plaza on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Relief is in sight along Pennsylvania Turnpike as service plazas reopen

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced March 19 that all 17 of its service plazas along the turnpike will reopen at 7...

Pilot Flying J gives ‘impactful’ gift to Trucker Buddy International

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Trucker Buddy International has received a gift from Pilot Flying J to support its mission to educate students around the nation...
Snowplow

Budget restrictions could impact winter road maintenance, Wyoming DOT says

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Because of decreased revenue, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is facing a tight budget and will strictly follow its set...