News roundup, Nov. 25: Human trafficking recognition added to Wisconsin CDL schools; new West Texas PFJ; Indiana overdimensional permitting update delayed

Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019:

Wisconsin adds human trafficking recognition, prevention training to CDL schools
Wisconsin is the latest state to implement training on the recognition and prevention of human trafficking for commercial truck drivers.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed into law this month a bill that requires truck driver training courses offered by technical colleges or licenses private trucking schools to provide instruction about human trafficking.

“Human trafficking impacts all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, and truck drivers can play a critical role in reducing and preventing this crime,” Evers said. “Truck drivers are on the front line of this issue as they not only reach every corner of our state, but often travel across state lines. By ensuring that they are vigilant and have the knowledge and training to recognize human trafficking, we can protect vulnerable individuals from continued exploitation.”

According to Truckers Against Trafficking, Wisconsin is the 12th state with requires human trafficking recognition and prevention training for truck drivers.

Pilot Flying J opens new location in Midland, Texas
A new PFJ location in Midland, Texas, adds 23 new truck parking spots to the Permian Basin. The new store, located at 2810 Rankin Hwy. off of I-20, features six diesel lanes, five showers, a Dunkin Donuts self-serve and more.

The store is the third PFJ location to open in West Texas in recent weeks, joining other new locations in Odessa and Andrews.

Indiana oversize/overweight permitting system update delayed
The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) partnered with an outside vendor to create a new, robust oversize/overweight permitting system. While progress has been made, the agencies report, the size and complexity of the system is requiring additional time. DOR and INDOT staff, the agencies say, are working with the vendor to ensure the new system is of a high quality and provides accurate information regarding Indiana’s bridges and roadways.

Partner Insights
Information to advance your business from industry suppliers

An updated project timeline has the new system being launched in Spring 2020.