Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Yeah, winter came on suddenly and slightly early this year. But it feels like that every year around this time. And a little bit of winter doesn’t keep the wheels from turning. That’s trucking!
Let’s take a look at the industry news from a busy October with news about truck parking, regulation enforcement, and more.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some trucking news that you might have missed.
Speeding tops list of infractions by truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week – While the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver week traffic-enforcement and safe-driving awareness and education initiative is aimed at drivers of both cars and trucks, commercial vehicle drivers received the majority of warnings and tickets/citations during the week.
Drivers slapped with 4,494 tickets during Operation Safe Driver Week blitz – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released the results from this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement effort.
12.6% of trucks ordered off the road during North American brake blitz – During the weeklong effort, officers conducted 18,875 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections. Most CMVs — 87.4% — did not have any brake-related out-of-service violations.
Here are the dates for the next big CVSA truck inspection and enforcement blitzes – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has released dates for next year’s truck inspection and enforcement blitzes– here’s what you need to know.
Canada ranked eighth among countries with strictest road rules – Research from insurance firm Compare the Market AU analyzed six different metrics from 17 countries, including blood alcohol limits, speed limits, mobile phone restrictions and seatbelt requirements, in order to determine which country has the strictest road rules.
Wyoming DOT to add weight restrictions to wind warnings on I-80 and other blow over ‘hot spots’ – On October 27, WYDOT announced that this winter, the agency will use updated weight-based wind closure messaging for light, high-profile vehicles across the state, including sections of I-80, I-25 and Wyoming Highway 28 where the state sees blow over hot spots.
More truck parking east of Toronto – It is located near Markham Road and Highway 401, allowing easy access to other major highways like 404, 400, and 407.
I-65 rest area project brings 225 truck parking spaces to Indiana – On Tuesday, October 24, INDOT officially opened the Kankakee Welcome Center on southbound I-65 near mile marker 231 in Jasper County. The Kankakee Welcome Center replaces a rest area facility built in 1988.
How Can Trucking Solve its Parking Shortage? [Video] – The federal government has pledged close to a billion dollars to develop additional truck parking. Will that be enough? Will those spaces come soon enough?
Report looks at why a lack of truck parking is a deadly problem – The report examines fatal crashes that occurred after truckers parked along the shoulder or on exit ramps due to a lack of available truck parking.
Report: Traffic fatalities falling as miles traveled increase – An estimated 19,515 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first half of the year, representing a decrease of about 3.3% from the 20,190 fatalities in the first half of 2022.
Multiple charges dropped in cases involving potentially illegal semi truck towing operation in Memphis – In the last six months, there have been at least six separate incidents and one bad contract with a truck stop involving A-1’s Towing and Hauling booting and towing away semi trucks – sometimes by force and often without warning. A-1’s Towing and Hauling is affiliated with S-Line Towing – which has also been involved in some of these cases.
Pay, parking lead drivers’ list of issues, but survey is topped by the economy – The economy was ranked the top issue of concern in the “Critical Issues In the Trucking Industry – 2023”, the survey compiled by the American Transportation Research Institute and announced at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition, which concludes today in Austin, Texas.
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