The Trucker Factoring Digital June
Gavel

Motor carrier owner indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — On April 22, a grand jury in the Western District of New York indicted Anatoliy Kirik, owner of Orange Transportation Services...

TMAF celebrates Flag Day by sharing stories of how trucking industry honors veterans

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Each year on Flag Day, June 14, Americans recognize a longstanding symbol of the nation’s freedom — the U.S. flag. June 14 is also...
Welcome to Connecticut

Connecticut legislators approve VMT tax for big rigs, Gov. Lamont expected to sign into...

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Last week, both houses of the Connecticut state legislature approved a bill that would levy a highway user fee, or vehicle...
truck pulling into truck stop

Business associations urge FHWA to keep off-highway food open for truck drivers

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been asked to help keep off-highway food sources open for truck drivers by a coalition...
Meera Joshi Meeting

FMCSA’s Joshi visits Port of New York & New Jersey to discusses supply chain...

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WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, June 16, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi visited the Port of New York & New Jersey to discuss ongoing supply chain...
Semi on Highway

Connecticut legislature passes VMT tax for commercial trucks; bill heads to Gov. Lamont

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut legislature this week passed a highway usage fee bill that would levy a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on...
Tanker in Crowd

Trucker who drove into Floyd protest in Minneapolis could have charges dropped

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MINNEAPOLIS — A truck driver who drove through a large crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis highway last year during demonstrations over George Floyd’s...
Hurricane Sally Damage

‘Above normal’: Hurricane season not expected to be as bad as 2020, but could...

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June 1 marked the official beginning of hurricane season, and the U.S. is in for another above-normal season, according to the National Oceanic and...
Red and Blue Lights

FMCSA declares Mexico-licensed trucker an imminent hazard after fatal crash, failed sobriety tests

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Mexico-licensed commercial driver Cecilio Eliut Camacho-Montoya to be an imminent hazard to public...
Workforce Heroes Tour

American Trucking Association’s Workforce Heroes educate students about trucking

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ARLINGTON, Va. — On June 14, the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Workforce Heroes program concluded a week-long tour of high schools in Iowa, teaching...
Ag Hauler

Ag haulers facing ‘perfect storm’: Trucking companies, ag producers struggle with capacity issues

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In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the curtain was pulled back on the fragility of the nation’s food supply chain as widespread...
Welcome to Alabama

Bestpass expands coverage to four Alabama toll sites

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Bestpass has expanded its toll coverage network to Alabama through a partnership with American Roads.Bestpass customers now have coverage on Alabama’s...
Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders

Dems eye $6T infrastructure plan that includes Medicare, immigration

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WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing a $6 trillion infrastructure investment plan that goes far beyond roads and bridges to include core party priorities, from...
JB Hunt Center for Academic Excellence

J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas partner to create scholarship fund, accelerate supply chain inclusion...

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LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and the University of Arkansas (U of A) in early June announced two new funds to...
Courtroom Concept

Three more enter guilty pleas in connection to Louisiana’s ‘Operation Sideswipe’ insurance scam

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NEW ORLEANS — Three more participants in a Louisiana insurance ring, dubbed Operation Sideswipe, that targeted heavy-duty commercial trucks pleaded guilty this week, according...
CNG Tanks

New ATA committee to address climate, clean energy issues in trucking

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on June 11 announced plans to form a Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee (CEAC) to...
Loves

Love’s Travel Stops opens new location along I-22 in Mississippi

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Holly Springs, Mississippi, with a travel stop that opened June 10. The store, positioned off Interstate...
Road Resurfacing

2 cents’ worth: State gas tax increase expected to generate $642 million for South...

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 2-cent gas tax increase, which goes into effect July 1, will help the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) rehabilitate...
John Yarmuth

White House to assess infrastructure talks after next week

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WASHINGTON — The White House plans to give the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations another week to 10 days before assessing next steps, which could include...
Landslide US33 Athens County Ohio

Ohio DOT puts federal stimulus funds to work preventing, detecting slides that damage roads

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced June 11 it will use $35 million in federal stimulus funding to complete dozens...