Iowa to study closing rest, parking areas

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DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa Transportation Department plan would gradually close 11 interstate rest areas and all 16 parking-only sites over several years...

Diesel prices drop for 4th week in a row to $3.216

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WASHINGTON  — For the fourth week in a row, diesel prices have dropped — and Monday they were down 2.8 cents a gallon to...

CDL holder put out-of-service after Freightliner minibus accident

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Georgia-licensed commercial driver Steven F. Hoppenbrouwer to be an imminent hazard to public safety...

Under plan, DOT would see duties deleted, added to porfolio

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WASHINGTON — As part of the 132-page reorganization plan proposed by the Office of Management and Budget to reorganize the federal government's structure, the...

OMB plan would put Corps of Engineers partly in USDOT

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WASHINGTON — A 132-page reorganization plan for key federal agencies released by the Office of Management and Budget on June 21 calls for, among...

4 states seek grant to develop program to direct trucks to available parking

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation is joining departments of transportation from Texas, New Mexico and California in seeking a federal grant to...

Iowa DOT seeking input about draft plan on managing rest areas

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AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking your input about a draft plan outlining a path forward in managing our rest...
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Bill introduced to provide ‘narrow’ relief from HOS rules

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WASHINGTON — A bill introduced Thursday in the U.S. House would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide narrow relief from the...

TransLand paints Mack green for community service work

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — TransLand, a truckload and logistics services provider based in Springfield, Missouri, recently added a bright green Mack Anthem model to its...

Bi-partisan bill would train, qualify younger truck drivers for interstate commerce

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forty-two trade associations ranging from grocers to distributors and restaurants released a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, Chair and Ranking Member...

Price of gallon of diesel drops another 2.2 cents to $3.244

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WASHINGTON  — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped 2.2 cents to $3.244 for the week ending June 18, the...

Nebraska trucking exec: driverless trucks coming, but not anytime soon

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By GRANT SCHULTELINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier...

FMCSA issues interim final rule delaying certain aspects of Medical Certificate integration

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez wasn’t kidding when he told The Trucker News Organization Thursday that it’s imperative FMCSA gets its...
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CVSA’s Brake Safety Week set for September 16-22

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GREENBELT, Md. — Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles as part of the CVSA’s Brake Safety...

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

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BIG WELLS, Texas  — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people...

Wyoming DOT exec says autonomous vehicles can save lives

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WASHINGTON — The implications for changes in highway infrastructure driven by the wider deployment of connected and automated vehicles must be “recognized and addressed,”...

OOIDA: OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program inadequate for drivers

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Friday it had presented input to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier...
crude oil drilling at sunset

EIA says oil to average $71 a barrel for rest of year; stay around...

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts Brent Crude oil prices to average $71 a barrel for the rest of this year and to...

Trucks’ collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball whiskey

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads.Two tractor-trailers collided Thursday on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas,...
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Album featuring Mack-inspired tribute to truckers released

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Born Ready, a new album from country music singer/songwriter Steve Moakler, has been released via all digital streaming services.The title track,...