Louisiana

As Gulf Coast, Southeast hit by tropical storm, two states suspend hours regs

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations Tuesday, June 20. The declaration of emergency suspends certain regulations for truckers responding to the emergency, including hours-of-service regulations.

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Guy Pippin’s run-in with a distracted four-wheeler on I-49 in La.

Accident in the side-view mirror: Bulldog Hiway Express driver Pippin was northbound, approaching the scene of another accident that had occurred on the southbound side of the road, when a “brown Toyota pickup was barreling up through there and locked up the brakes and hit the trailer.”

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Roundup: DPFs and fire, football and truck stops

A lawsuit filed by the Alliance for California Business pushes again against the California Air Resources Board's emissions regs over the issue of DPF safety and fires. Plus: NFL rookie of the year Dak Prescott's connection to trucking.

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Spot market update — van, reefer transitional period, and a few hot markets

Midwest writ large is trending up, the Southeast down, with the exception of lanes into Louisiana. Increases were dramatic on lanes into the Shreveport market, which includes Alexandria, La. Ensler Field outside Alexandria is one of the staging areas for FEMA.

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Rates into flood-stricken Louisiana — and a different kind of run

Join me in Dallas for a Saturday morning run. And: A rates analysis shows relief demand booming into Southern Louisiana in the wake of historic flooding.

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Hours rules suspended for emergency, relief load haulers in Louisiana due to flooding

Certain federal safety regulations have been temporarily suspended for certain truck drivers through the duration of Louisiana's state of emergency.

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I-10, I-12 in Louisiana reopen after flooding, parts of I-15 in CA closed for wildfire

I-10 and I-12 in Louisiana have reopened following historic flooding around the Baton Rouge area, and portions of I-15 near San Bernardino, Calif., remain closed due to a wildfire.

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Texas DOT reopens I-10 in both directions at TX/LA state line

I-10 at the Texas-Louisiana state lane is now open in both directions.

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Flooding causing highway problems throughout South

A rain system stalled over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas is wreaking havoc and causing flooding on many major highways and interstates.

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After tornado outbreak on the plains, severe weather moves east

Tornado watches remained in effect through 6 p.m. Central Tuesday for some areas of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Severe storms expected to follow through Mississippi and Alabama through Wednesday.

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