Trucking is never boring. We keep our ear to the ground as the industry improves and adapts to changes. We’re sharing trucking news we found interesting and think you will too.
Trucking Safety and HOS
House Bill Aims to Bend 14-Hour Clock for Truck Drivers – A newly proposed bill would allow truck drivers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into the 14-hour on-duty allotment afforded them by federal Hours of Service rules.
Safe Driver Week to focus on driving behaviors – Inspectors across North America will be on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors July 15-21, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) recognizes Operation Safe Driver Week.
A Day at the Inspection Pit: Truck Drivers Display ELD Compliance – Under gray skies on the cold morning of April 3, Sgt. Steve Vilbert of the Virginia State Police lay in wait on an Interstate 95 exit ramp ready to nab any truck driver who hadn’t installed an electronic logging device on his truck. Just two days after a soft-enforcement period for ELD usage had ended, history told Vilbert there could be some violators.
Nebraska nears speed boost on many highways – Legislators in the one-chamber statehouse voted on Wednesday, March 28, to give second-round approval of a bill to increase vehicle speeds from 65 mph to 70 mph on four-lane expressways. Two-lane state highways would see an increase from 60 mph to 65 mph.
VIDEO: What every trucker needs to know about the weight of diesel fuel – Every professional truck driver needs to know the weight of diesel fuel, to successfully scale his tractor-trailer. Dave outlines the formula drivers need to calculate how much diesel fuel they can take on when loaded with freight.
Finding a solution to truck parking – In the wake of an online petition calling for increased enforcement of illegal truck parking in Abbotsford, B.C., police say efforts have been made to mitigate the issue, but underlying causes remain.
Truck Parking Situation – Every week, there are several news articles across the nation related to truck parking. They range from a state department of transportation closing a rest area to local city councils preventing the opening of a truck stop.
Full-Service Truck Stop Opens on Highway 26 in Oregon – A new full-service truck stop and travel center has opened in Oregon. The Plateau Travel Plaza on U.S. Highway 26 near Madras, Oregon, is owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
Winter Truck Safety
BC boosts winter highway safety measures – Following an intense winter, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is undertaking several improvements to make British Columbia highways safer and more reliable during winter months.
Lessons learned from this winter’s storms – The strong storms across the northeast this winter were a nightmare for everyone. Perhaps no one felt their sting more than truck drivers.