Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Oregon DOT to limit oversized loads for August 21 eclipse; 4-wheelers may be more distracted

Oregon DOT to limit oversized loads for August 21 eclipse; 4-wheelers may be more distracted

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.

EPA to 'revisit' Phase 2 GHG emissions, fuel-efficiency standards for medium-, heavy-duty trucks

EPA to 'revisit' Phase 2 GHG emissions, fuel-efficiency standards for medium-, heavy-duty trucks

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.

TA/Petro providing coffee, showers, even truck maintenance during GATS

TA/Petro providing coffee, showers, even truck maintenance during GATS

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.

FMCSA puts driver OOS after he causes death, injuries — operating 103 hours in 8 days, 1 rest period

FMCSA puts driver OOS after he causes death, injuries — operating 103 hours in 8 days, 1 rest period

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.

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

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.

R.I. may ban trucks from state roads that allow them to avoid tolls

R.I. may ban trucks from state roads that allow them to avoid tolls

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.

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