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U.S. DOT Takes Steps To Speed Deployment Of Autonomous Vehicles, Wants Your Comments

Washington D.C. – One day after autonomous technology maker TuSimple announced it would be conducting a test of its vehicles for the United States Postal Service (USPS), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to remove “unnecessary” […]

Rhode Island To Add More Truck-Only Toll Locations Soon

Providence, Rhode Island – It will soon be more expensive for truckers operating through Rhode Island as the state’s Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced it will begin collecting tolling fees at a new gantry in July. The new gantry will be located at the Woonasquatucket River Bridge on Route 6, and will be the third one […]

Penske Logistics To Lay Off 80 Employees, “Mostly” Truck Drivers

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Pennsylvania-based Penske Logistics has notified 80 employees of their impending layoff according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. In a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) letter dated May 18, the company says it plans to close its facility located at 22150 W. Pleasant Ridge, Bldg. 2, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. […]

$18.5 Million Shipment Of Meth Seized From Big Rig

Pharr, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine in a commercial shipment worth $18.5 million this past weekend. In a release, CBP said officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on May 17, 2019 referred a tractor/trailer pulling […]

Truck Driver Arrested After Allegedly Pointing Handgun At Motorist

Colorado Springs, Colorado – A truck driver was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly pointing a handgun at a motorist during a road rage confrontation along Interstate 25 in Douglas County. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old truck driver James W. Abney was arrested for menacing, a class-five felony, after they received a report from a motorist alleging Abney […]

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