Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Nation
Washington House approves tougher texting and driving ban

Washington House approves tougher texting and driving ban

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Drivers who just can’t resist tapping out a text message could be pulled over by police under a bill approved Wednesday by the state House.

HOS listening session scheduled for Mid-America show

HOS listening session scheduled for Mid-America show

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold its fifth hours-of-service listening session in conjunction with upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The purpose of the meeting is to gather information and comments as the agency prepares a rulemaking proposal on HOS requirements for commercial vehicle drivers.

N.J. man admits $900,000 fraud against trucking company

N.J. man admits $900,000 fraud against trucking company

NEWARK, N.J. — A former employee of a northern New Jersey trucking firm has admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded the company of more than $900,000.

Senate votes unemployment benefits, highway funds

Senate votes unemployment benefits, highway funds

WASHINGTON — The Senate late Tuesday night passed a $10 billion measure to provide stopgap funding for highway programs and to keep unemployment benefits for the jobless after a lone Republican stopped stalling measures that had created a Washington furor.

Boyd Brothers, Dart named overall best fleets by TCA

Boyd Brothers, Dart named overall best fleets by TCA

LAS VEGAS — The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), an organization dedicated to representing the interests of truckload carriers, and CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver improvement programs, have announced the overall winners of the second annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey and contest: Boyd Bros. Transportation of Clayton, Ala., was selected as Best Fleet for company drivers, and Dart Transit Co. of Eagan, Minn., was selected as Best Fleet for owner-operators.

Senator again blocks jobless benefits; road work on hold

Senator again blocks jobless benefits; road work on hold

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jim Bunning on Tuesday again blocked the Senate from extending unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless — and essential federal transportation funding is caught in the political crossfire.

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