Jill Dunn

U.S. accepts Mexico’s truck inspection standards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it now accepts Mexico’s criteria for annual inspection of trucks domiciled there after concluding its inspection standards were comparable to the United States.

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N.C. reviewing I-77 contract after toll company files bankruptcy in Texas

North Carolina is reexamining a Cintra subsidiary’s contract to add toll lanes to I-77 after a separate division of the corporation became the second of its subsidiaries holding a road contract with a state to file bankruptcy since 2014.

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Incident in which police fired shots at truck, tased trucker during traffic stop under investigation

Georgia’s Bureau of Investigation is looking in to an incident where police shot the tires of a trucker after they say ignored orders to stop for unsafe driving and instead pointed his truck at them.

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Survey: Tennessee the best state for small biz trucking, Calif. the worst

The poll included questions about overnight parking costs, state fees and regulations and how friendly states were to drivers.

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Two teens arrested for shooting at trucks on Highway 75 in Oklahoma

Two Oklahoma teens face charges of 8 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 8 counts of reckless handling of a firearm after confessing to shooting trucks on Highway 75 north of Tulsa. Eight trucks were reported to have been struck by the teens' bullets Saturday night.

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Trucking groups fighting state initiatives to close rest stops

Notes on closures in Connecticut and Arkansas, and a new one in North Carolina. Trucking groups, meanwhile, continue to fight closures, which come in response to tightening state budgets.

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Trucker allegedly beaten by Calif. patrol officers settles case, sum undisclosed

An alleged roadside beating of a truck driver, who was stopped by two California patrol officers just after being inspected at a weigh station, led to broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, contusions and more. The amount awarded him by the state in the case was not disclosed.

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I-77 express lanes get green light in Charlotte, impact on through-trucks unclear

North Carolina’s controversial plans to add optional toll lanes to 26 miles of I-77 through Charlotte cleared hurdles this month. Views vary on the impact the plan will have on truckers using that stretch of highway, however.

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N.Y. truck decal fees deemed unconstitutional, state barred from collecting them

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has won its class action lawsuit against New York after a state trial court ruled its Highway Use Registration and Decal taxes are unconstitutional, as the fees imposed burdens to interstate commerce, the court ruled.

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Brief longshoremen strike temporarily halted truck activity at major East Coast ports Friday

Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port roadways 11 a.m., only a few minutes after announcing the surprise work stoppage. A little later, the port authority said that full operation was being restored.

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