Jill Dunn

Record temps cause uptick in tire problems

| August 15, 2012

Some states are reporting seeing more blowouts this year due to high temperatures. Carriers say they're battling the issue by trying to keep tires inflated properly.

Drought results in more states waiving regs

| August 09, 2012

The year’s record-dry drought has resulted in Arkansas and Kansas becoming the latest states to waive some trucking regulations for hay haulers.

Results of Mexican cross-border program audit expected soon

| August 08, 2012

With the federal audit of the cross-border pilot trucking program expected out soon, six one-truck Mexican carriers now have authority to operate beyond the border zone.

Tolling bill would ask non-local users to pay more

| August 08, 2012

Some transportation organizations oppose legislation U.S. House members recently passed that is aimed at asking non-local users, like truckers, to foot the bill.

Carriers promote hair drug testing

| August 01, 2012

Major trucking leaders continue to advocate for the option of drug testing using hair instead of urine.

Hours rule under fire in federal court

| July 30, 2012

Trucking and safety groups filed arguments in federal court this month to overturn the current hours-of-service rule.

States issue emergency waivers

| July 30, 2012

Iowa’s and Wisconsin’s drought and Michigan’s fuel shortage have resulted in the states issuing emergency waivers for trucks.

Viriginia I-95 toll proposal sparks opposition

| July 30, 2012

Virginia’s plan to construct an Interstate 95 toll facility in Sussex County has resulted in challenges from state congressmen and VTA.

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