Record-setting wildfires shut down highways in California, Oregon, Washington
A number of highways are closed in California, Oregon and Washington due to record-setting wildfires in the region. In other news: ThermoKing offers solar panel option in heat units; ITI delivers driver training on the hours changes; free lunch for driver at Tennessee weigh station.
September 9, 2020
News roundup, Nov. 6: Drivewyze adds bypass at 10 Oregon stations, trucking jobs numbers reverse course
Truck fleets and operators using Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service will now receive bypasses at 10 locations in Oregon; DOL’s October jobs report shows trucking added 1,300 jobs, an uptick following three months of declines; Donaldson wireless air-filter monitor to be integrated into ELD provider Geotab’s platform.
November 6, 2019
Oregon DOT seeks driver feedback on truck parking
The survey is part of the department’s ongoing Oregon Commercial Truck Parking Study, which intends to explore truck parking issue within several freight corridors in the state – while considering capacity, safety and convenience to truckers – to determine where additional truck parking is needed.
July 22, 2019
Shout to a stop: Crater Lake Junction in Chiloquin, Ore.
“Back at it for a Monday and thankful for the kindness of strangers at the Crater Lake Junction Travel Center in rural Chiloquin, Oregon. If you run U.S. 97 north-south through Oregon and need a stop in the vicinity, make it here. And tell ’em thanks again for me.” Here’s why.
July 1, 2019
Hundreds of truckers descend on Oregon Capitol to protest cap-and-trade emissions bill
Hundreds of truck drivers – many from the logging industry – reportedly descended on the Oregon Capitol on Thursday to protest emissions control legislation in the state’s Senate.
June 28, 2019
An eight-hour tour through Oregon in five minutes with Alan Sheain Jr.
It’s not all truck theft, near-misses with distracted four-wheelers and other catastrophic events in Overdrive’s Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted dashcam vids. This one chronicles an eight-hour haul through big evergreen forests in Oregon in five minutes’ worth of time-lapse photography out the picture window of Alan Sheain Jr.’s windshield.
January 14, 2019
10 toughest states for hours of service violations
Arkansas has been atop this list now for four years since overtaking the previous perennial toughest hours-violation state, Oregon, in 2014.
November 26, 2018
Parking provider looking to expand in Washington
Truck Depot is working with the Washington State DOT to build five new parking facilities in the state. Learn more about investment opportunities here.
September 27, 2018
Drivewyze adds bypass service at 21 Oregon weigh stations
Drivewyze PreClear will be adding its services to 21 Oregon weight stations over the course of the next few months. Learn more on Overdrive.
September 11, 2018
Hours regs suspended in three states due to wildfires
Wildfires in the pacific northwest have engulfed parts of California, Oregon and Washington and truck drivers have been given temporary exemption from HOS.
August 3, 2018
Post-Roadcheck surge of trucks on spot market dents reefer, though van rates sustain
June spot market rates strong for van lanes, while high traffic reefer lanes saw less than average rates. Check out the spot market rates for June 10-16, 2018.
June 20, 2018
So much for the ‘hope for leniency’: One owner-operator’s hours out-of-service experience in the ELD era
After forgetting to log off-duty, Tom Werner explains his steps to rectify the issue on his ELD were insufficient to avoid out of service time in Oregon.
May 10, 2018
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