The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is warning all motorists, including truck drivers, to be aware when driving through the 14 states where the total eclipse of the sun Monday, August 21, will darken the country in the middle of the day for about two minutes when millions are on the road.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday it is planning to revisit provisions of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines following concerns raised by stakeholders in the trailer and glider industry.
WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers, will be providing coffee, showers, truck maintenance and other services during the 2017 Great American Trucking Show next week, August 24-26 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, booth No. 15022.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Virginia-licensed truck driver Carlos Alberto Garcia to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island transportation officials are considering a proposal barring tractor-trailers from driving many of the state roads that allow them to avoid tolls.