A small Colorado-based fleet has become the latest to be shut down by federal regulators, following a compliance investigation that revealed disregard for key safety regulations, FMCSA announced this week.
The truck operator's license had been suspended, he was in possession of controlled substances, he had violated hours of service, he was on the phone during the crash and he was speeding, FMCSA says.
Three separate out-of-service orders were issued to two companies and one driver declared imminent hazards to public safety.
"Having been thru all of the trucker shutdowns of the past nearly fifty years this one falling on its face came as no surprise."
The Ride for the Constitution fiasco of last weekend brings to mind the quote often associated with war reporting: "The first casualty when war comes is truth." That’s California Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, addressing the ...
The Ride for the Constitution protest — part of a supposed nationwide trucking strike— was deemed a bust, having little effect on traffic or attention garnering from those on Capitol Hill, reports say.
As the Ride for the Constitution effort got rolling October 11, reports of some participation in its plan to clog the beltway began trickling out.
Reader reactions for and against the Ride for the Constitution, slated to run Oct. 11-13. Our poll on participation in the action continues to show support falling but still at significant levels.
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