Size and weight increases: Groups fight legislation in Washington, report finds negative impacts

| April 11, 2014

Several trucking groups took to Washington, D.C., this week to note their opposition to any increases to truck size and weight limits. A recent study, too, points to potential negative safety effects of bigger and heavier trucks.

Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

| April 11, 2014

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

Another voice for FMCSA audit: Senator wants review of agency’s investigative practices

| April 10, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin has asked the DOT to audit FMCSA's investigative practices, following the January crash that left an Illinois tollway worker dead and a state trooper seriously injured.

Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

| April 10, 2014

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

Two drivers deliver baby in Denny’s, named Highway Angels

| April 10, 2014

Drivers Fred Robatcek and Peter Holland had their breakfasts interrupted Thanksgiving weekend last year to help a woman deliver her baby at a Denny's in Texarkana, Ark.

FMCSA accepting public comment on application for latest pilot program participant

| April 10, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on the latest applicant to its cross-border pilot program with Mexico.

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers rescinded in most exempted states

| April 10, 2014

FMCSA has cancelled the Congressionally implemented hours of service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers in 31 of the 36 states where exemptions were granted

Cross-border update: U.S. says no suit from Mex association, inspections raise data questions

| April 09, 2014

The State Department says Canacar has not filed for arbitration since the Mexican trucking trade association served notice in 2009. And updated numbers on inspection data for cross-border participants could make the data hazy.

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