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HELENA, Mont. — A snowstorm has temporarily shut down a popular mountain roadway leading to Yellowstone National Park as well as the scenic road through Rocky Mountain National Park on the first day of summer. Beartooth Pass has been closed at the Montana-Wyoming state line since Thursday night. The winding Beartooth Highway reaches nearly 11,000 feet in elevation as it

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Mega-Carrier Safety Group Renews Call For ELDs, Speed Limiters, And More

Washington D.C. – The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, commonly known as the Trucking Alliance, is once again urging U.S. Congressional leaders to take new action in order to “reduce large truck crash fatalities and injuries.” The safety group, comprised of some of the trucking industry’s largest and most powerful carriers, submitted comments for the record today to the U.S. House

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Pilot sues shut-down trucking company over $800,000 in unpaid fuel charges

A recently shuttered trucking company is facing more bad news as truck stop giant Pilot has filed suit over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fuel charges. On Tuesday, June 11, Pilot Travel Centers LLC filed a civil suit against the now closed Youngstown-based trucking company Falcon Transport LLC in the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in Ohio, according

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Canada officially announces their own ELD Mandate

Canadian authorities have announced that their country’s commercial vehicle drivers will be required to use Electronic Logging Device (ELD) technology within the next two years. On Thursday, June 13, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced that Canada will be mandating the use of electronic logging devices by federally regulated commercial truck and bus operators. The new ELD requirement will replace paper log

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500 Drivers May Have To Retake CDL Test After Criminal Investigation Launched

Berks County, Pennsylvania – As many as 500 professional truck drivers may have to retake the skills portion of the CDL test after a criminal investigation has been launched into a Berks County CDL training program. A spokesperson with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has confirmed that letters have been sent to drivers who obtained their CDLs from the Berks

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Group tells Congress thousands of truckers are ‘illicit drug users’ & recommends 300,000 driver purge

During a major meeting between trucking industry stakeholders and Congress today, a group comprised of multiple mega-carriers told lawmakers that they have evidence that thousands of truck drivers are “manipulating” drug testing protocols and should be removed from the nation’s highways. On Wednesday, June 12, numerous trucking industry groups met with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and

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Troopers announce ‘Operation ByPass’ trucker crackdown

The Illinois State Police have announced that they’ll be conducting enhanced enforcement details designed to catch truckers who avoid weigh stations. The enforcement campaign is called “Operation ByPass” and it is designed to target truck drivers who knowingly avoid the fixed weigh stations located in District 5 when the scales are open and operational. Troopers said via press release that

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Police not fooled by trucker’s fake license plate

California police say that a semi truck driver’s homemade license plate led them to uncover a number of other major violations. In a news release issued on Monday, June 10, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office briefly described one officer’s encounter with a trucker whose big rig was sporting a suspicious license plate: “Recently, a motorcycle officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on

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Indiana county to build lanes just for Amish buggies

A northern Indiana county with a large Amish population is moving ahead with plans to add lanes along local roads just for horse-drawn buggies. Elkhart County’s commissioners voted earlier this month in favor of building the buggy lanes. Commissioner Mike Yoker tells WSBT-TV that the lanes are needed because of recent accidents, some of them deadly, involving buggies. Yoder says

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