Monday, November 20, 2017
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Trucking Alliance limits membership to adopters of 4 safety technologies

Trucking Alliance limits membership to adopters of 4 safety technologies

WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, has adopted four truck safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes are critical to reduce large truck crashes and saving lives.

FMCSA declares Tennessee truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety

FMCSA declares Tennessee truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Tennessee-licensed truck driver Earnest Paul Biddwell to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

OOIDA cites 'increasing' ELD exemption requests, says proof devices have no safety benefit

OOIDA cites 'increasing' ELD exemption requests, says proof devices have no safety benefit

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Tuesday maintained that what it calls the “increasing number of exemption requests” from the December electronic logging device mandate and the government’s recent response “proves there is no safety benefit of this technology.”

Former Flying J exec Mark Hazelwood arraigned in rebate scam; trial set back

Former Flying J exec Mark Hazelwood arraigned in rebate scam; trial set back

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The trial of four former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been pushed back.

Arkansas approves 75 mph limit; highway officials open comment period on idea

Arkansas approves 75 mph limit; highway officials open comment period on idea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas opened a 45-day comment period Monday on whether highway officials should let motorists drive at higher speeds and within minutes had elicited confessions from drivers who wrote that, while they themselves speed, other drivers are going even faster.

Iowa 80 Truckstop undertaking $10M remodeling project

Iowa 80 Truckstop undertaking $10M remodeling project

WALCOTT, Iowa — Iowa 80 Truckstop has initiated a $10 million expansion and remodeling project that will add 23,000 square feet to its already 100,000-square-foot main building.

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