PennDOT announces full CMV travel ban ahead of winter storm
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a full CMV travel ban for certain roadways ahead of a winter storm. Effective at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, PennDOT will place full Tier 4 CMV restrictions on the roadways: I-80 from milepost 173 (Lamar) to the New Jersey state line I-81 from I-78 to the New York state line I-84, entire length I-180, entire length I-380, entire length PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-80 to Clarks Summit (Exit...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-02-12 23:32:40 0 1109
    USDOT announces nearly $300 million in funding to build hundreds of truck parking spaces in multiple states
    This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that millions of dollars of grant funding has been awarded to fund the building of hundreds of truck parking spaces in multiple states. On January 25, 2024, USDOT announced $292 million in federal funding for truck parking projects in several states as part of discretionary grant programs. See a rundown of the planned truck parking projects below:   $180 million for the Florida DOT to build over...
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    New Jersey trucking company to pay $201K as part of aggressive enforcement effort against toll evaders
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it recovered more than $25 million as part of an aggressive enforcement effort against toll evaders. In 2023, the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) issued 5,861 toll evasions-related summonses, resulting in the recovery of more than $25 million, according to a January 22 announcement from the Port Authority. As part of the enforcement effort, the Port Authority released a list of the top 10 toll evaders for 2023. A...
    By American Truck Drivers 2024-01-23 19:53:41 1 190
    New FMCSA rule cracking down on freight brokers who refuse to pay now in effect
    A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule to increase financial responsibly requirements in order to crack down on unscrupulous freight brokers is now in effect. On November 16, 2023, the FMCSA published a “Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Responsibility” Final Rule intended to better protect truckers from brokers who fail to pay. “It is FMCSA’s intent that the provisions in this rule will alleviate the effects of broker or trustee...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-23 19:31:04 0 899
    90-year-old mechanic shop forced to close after “inattentive” truck driver plows through it
    90-year-old mechanic shop forced to close after a semi truck plowed through the building, knocking over walls and damaging vehicles.    On January 10th, Richard Binder was working at Cal & Gus Motors in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, just as he has been doing since 1970, when he heard a sound “like a plow dropped.” “And all of a sudden, the truck just started to come right through the doors,” Binder said to Sheboygan Press. “We kind of just ran to...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-19 14:14:42 0 370
    Snow on your trailer is a no go, troopers remind truckers
    The Iowa State Patrol issued a reminder to the trucking community that snow on your trailer is a hazard to other drivers. On Thursday afternoon, the Iowa State Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit said: As Iowa continues to get more snow we wanted to take this as an opportunity to remind everyone about keeping your trucks and trailers as clear of snow as possible. We aren’t talking about a light dusting, but the egregious amount pictured below. This photo was taken AFTER the...
    By American Truck Drivers 2024-01-19 14:12:33 1 1316
    Pennsylvania and Ohio to ban certain tractor trailer travel for winter weather
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission will ban certain tractor travel travel for winter weather conditions. Pennsylvania CMV Travel Restrictions For January 12 Due to high winds and winter weather, Pennsylvania authorities plan to restrict certain commercial vehicles from travel on the afternoon of Friday, January 12. “The forecast on Friday evening starts with winds and moves to...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-13 16:28:22 0 1455
    GXO Logistics to lay off more than 200, shutter Memphis facility
    GXO Logistics Supply Chain, Inc. has notified officials in Tennessee of plans to lay off more than 200 workers in the coming months. In a January 10 letter, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said that they received notice that GXO Logistics plans to conduct permanent layoffs beginning on March 6, 2024, with all layoffs to be completed by April 27, 2024 Officials say that 211 workers will be laid off from the facility located at 4795 Imagination...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-13 01:19:57 0 868
    Trucker killed after failing to yield to Union Pacific train, Idaho Sheriff says
    Police in Idaho have released more details about a fatal semi truck crash involving a Union Pacific train that occurred late last month. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on December 29, 2023, at a railroad crossing located at Yale Road and Minidoka Avenue in Blaine County, Idaho, according to a news release from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). Officials say that a 46 year old male was operating a 2015 white Freightliner semi truck owned by the 3 String Cattle...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-06 23:17:24 0 2042
    Bills would ban driverless semi trucks from Indiana roadways
    Indiana lawmakers are pushing forward bills that would ban driverless semi trucks from Indiana roadways. Senate Bill 57 and House Bill 1022 have been introduced as part of the 2024 Legislative session in Indiana. The bills were authored by Rep. Cindy Ledbetter, Sen. James Tomes, Sen. Vaneta Becker, and Sen. Mark Messmer.  The identical bills forbid the use of self-driving truck technology on Indiana roads unless there is a human driver in the cab...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-05 15:06:46 0 940
    Court says team truckers must be paid for sleeper berth time over eight hours
    A U.S. Appeals Court recently ruled that truckers must be paid for sleeper berth time over eight hours under federal labor law. On December 12, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit sided with a group of truckers led by Juan Carlos Montoya in their years-long legal battle against CRST Expedited and CRST International. The truckers argued that CRST violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to pay them for time spent in the sleeper berth over...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-05 14:58:14 0 1105
    California cops must immediately state reason for traffic stop under law going into effect January 1
    A new law going into effect next week will require California cops to immediately state the reason for a traffic stop before asking the driver any questions. Assembly Bill 2773 introduced by Assembly member Chris Holden will go into effect on January 1, 2024. Many traffic stops begin with the officer questioning, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” However, under the new law, the officer will be required to inform the driver of the reason for the traffic stop at the...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2023-12-30 01:34:56 1 525
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