california traffic

California to spend nearly $800M on electric vehicle infrastructure

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

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,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Budget restrictions could impact winter road maintenance, Wyoming DOT says

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