Trucker cited for over-height load in 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

| November 20, 2014

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for the truck carrying it, according to a report released this week by the Washington State Patrol.

OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops raises $52k for care packages

| November 20, 2014

OOIDA says it raised $52,528 this year in its Truckers For Troops campaign. The money will be used to pack and send care packages to U.S. military members stationed in combat zones.

Con-way Freight driver Painter hits 3 million safe miles

| November 20, 2014

Con-way Freight, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based less-than-truckload company, announced that Larry Painter, a 30-year company veteran, became its sixth professional driver to achieve three million consecutive accident-free miles. Con-way Freight’s three-million-mile club also includes previous honorees ...

Love’s opens new Wisc., Utah stops

| November 20, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced Nov. 20 it has opened two new stops, one in Salina, Utah, and one in Fond Du Lac, Wis.

Recent cargo thefts a warning to carriers: Beware of cargo theft ‘red zone’

| November 20, 2014

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from what it says is an “unusually high rate ...

Interview with Shipping Wars’ owner-op Marc Springer

| November 19, 2014

The seventh season of A&E’s Shipping Wars started this week, and Overdrive sister site Truckers News had the chance to talk to truck operator Marc Springer, one of the stars of the show.

POLL: Should the Keystone XL pipeline be built?

| November 19, 2014

As lawmakers spar over the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed by TransCanada and intended to carry crude from Canadian producers as well as those in Mont., N.D. and other states, where do you stand on whether it should be built?

ELDs vs. harassment: Carrier groups purport benefits for drivers, OOIDA questions FMCSA study

| November 19, 2014

Upon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent conclusion that use of electronic logging devices contributes little to harassment of drivers by carriers, at least one industry group has called the agency’s methodology suspect, while ...

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