Tennessee Highway Patrol Vehicle

Tennessee Highway Patrol locates stolen commercial trailers loaded with $450,000 worth of packaged meals...

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FALL BRANCH, Tenn. — On Sunday, Aug. 30, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers and THP’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) located two stolen commercial box...
Utah Wind blows over semis

Utah Highway Patrol video shows tractor-trailers blown over by strong winds

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Several trucks driving through parts of Utah late last week experienced hurricane-force winds. It is reported that more than 45 tractor-trailers were blown over...
Migrants in Holding Area

Commercial drivers involved in human smuggling face stiff penalties under ‘Texas Hold ’Em’ initiative

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EDINBURG, Texas — Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) are working in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety...
Oregon State Fairgrounds Evacuation Center

FMCSA extends emergency declarations for drivers providing relief to California, Oregon, Washington State due...

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) West Service Center on Sept. 10 extended State of Emergency Declarations for California, Oregon and...
New Jersey Turnpike

Double whammy for New Jersey drivers begins with toll hikes

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TRENTON, N.J. — The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers took effect Sunday, Sept. 13, with hikes on the state’s...
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...
Three Mile Bridge

Section of 3-Mile Bridge missing after Sally moves through Florida

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GULF BREEZE, Fla. — Hurricane Sally continues to weaken as it moves over the South after hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 2...
Trucks at Loading Dock

FMCSA extends regulatory waiver for drivers responding to COVID-19 emergencies through end of year

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 through Dec. 31, 2020. The declaration, initially enacted in...
Autonomous Truck Cockpit

U.S. DOT launches online tool to help public track testing of automated vehicles

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Sept. 2 launched a public online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of...
Pennsylvania Trooper

As pandemic raged, some roadways became speedways

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a...
Truck driver on cb

FMCSA extends CDL, CLP, medical certification waiver through Sept. 30

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In another action related to the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump on March 13, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has...
police lights

Two children dead after being struck by big rig on U.S. 67 in Arkansas

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. — According to Arkansas State Police, two children were found dead following an incident involving a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 67...
2019 Winner Missouri Illnois DOTS St. Louis Project

Voting is open for People’s Choice category of 2020 America’s Transportation Awards; winners of...

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WASHINGTON — Twelve state department of transportation projects were named finalists in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and...
Hurricane Sally Satellite Image

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...
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...
OR126 Road Closed

Oregon DOT crews work to assess, repair fire-damaged roads; U.S. DOT provides $5 million...

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SALEM, Ore., and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even with wildfires still burning, crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation are working around the state to...
Carbon fiber testing

Michigan researchers subject material to ‘trial by fire and ice’ in quest for better...

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LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and researchers at Lawrence Technological University have subjected a high-tech material to trial by fire...
Elaine Chao and President Trump

$1 billion investment earmarked for upgrading nation’s infrastructure, Chao says

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, that the Trump administration will invest $1 billion in American infrastructure through the...
Thank You Trucker

Truckers honored throughout September as well as during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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This year has offered unique situations and challenges, from the global COVID-19 pandemic to nationwide protests, weather-related disasters and more. Through it all, professional...
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...