Trucking News from September 2023
The autumn colours are here, winter is around the corner, and we’re heading into a busier time of year. So, it’s understandable of you missed some trucking news. But don’t worry, we collected what we think are the important trucking news stories from September.
Let’s take a look at the industry news from a busy September with news about truck parking, regulation enforcement, and more.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some trucking news that you might have missed.
Trucking Safety & Regulation
MPI strike impacting Manitoba trucking industry, MTA warns – Manitoba’s trucking industry is facing a series of challenges during a Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) strike that has closed all the Crown corporation’s locations.
Truckers to See Higher Tolls on New York Thruway in January – For the first time in 14 years, travelers will pay more on the New York State Thruway system starting in January followed by another rate hike in 2027 due to revenue needs for aging infrastructure.
Canadian ELD mandate: Intra-provincial enforcement, with two notable exceptions – Alberta and Saskatchewan remain holdouts among Canadian provinces when it comes to adoption of the Canadian federal electronic logging device mandate for in-province-only carriers, noted Mike Millian, president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada.
68 mph? FMCSA backtracks after ‘inaccurate’ reveal of speed-limiter intentions – FMCSA said the 68 mph speed limit originally included in the report is one of the options being considered for the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that the agency is planning to publish before the end of the year, but noted that no decision has been made on the maximum speed limit that will be proposed.
N.Y. Deploys Tactics to Mitigate Bridge Strikes – Truck drivers traveling along Long Island highways are likely to see new signs and pavement markers to deter wrong-way drivers and over-height vehicles from striking overpasses due to a N.Y. transportation safety initiative.
MTA marks National Trucking Week with fundraisers, driver appreciation – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) celebrated National Trucking Week that ran till Sept. 9 with driver appreciation barbecues, a golf tournament, truck pull and Special Olympics truck ride.
Women truckers, and challenges they face to be topics of new research – The American Transportation Research Institute announced it’s initiating research on the challenges facing women truck drivers as well as barriers that discourage women from considering a career as a trucker.
Truck Parking Projects on Docket, Secretary Buttigieg Says – Increasing parking availability for the nation’s truck drivers remains high on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s agenda, Secretary Pete Buttigieg indicated recently.
PennDOT to close I-80 and I-90 rest areas until January 2025 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the closure of two rest areas in the northwestern region for renovations.
Wyoming to gain nearly 200 truck parking spaces with new facilities opening off I-80 this month – The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is planning to open two new truck parking facilities this September along the I-80 corridor in the Laramie area.
Love’s opens truck stops in Louisiana and Nevada – Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of new locations in Opelousas, Louisiana, and Jackpot, Nevada.
Love’s opens second travel stop off Interstate 30 in Prescott, Arkansas – Love’s Travel Stops is doubling its presence in Prescott, Arkansas, with the opening of its second location there today. The new store in Prescott is located off Interstate 30 at 2005 Highway 19 North and includes 84 truck parking spaces.
New Ohio Sheetz to offer 59 free truck parking spaces – Sheetz says that they’ll open a new store in at 1301 South Bailey Road in North Jackson, Ohio, at 8 a.m. on September 30, 2023.
Other Trucking News
Truck stop owner warning truckers after signing on with fraudulent semi truck towing company – A Tennessee truck stop owner is warning truckers after he says he accidentally signed a contract with a fraudulent towing company.
Truck driver’s drive-through shortcut ends badly – A semi truck tried to cut through a Wendy’s drive-through after making a delivery to the fast food joint and it did not end well.
Survey finds which states lead the country for road rage incidents – Just a quick heads-up: be extra careful driving through Arizona.