Transportation Nation Network

Petition to Suspend ELDs Stalls With Two Weeks to Reach Goal of 100K

Washington D.C. – After quickly garnering 25,000 signatures, the newly launched petition asking President Trump to “immediately suspend” the controversial electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate has stalled. Approximately two weeks remain for people to sign the petition launched by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) which calls for the “White House to direct the USDOT to act on NHTSA […]

Trucker Gets 20 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder of Co-Driver

Burlington County, NJ – A North Carolina trucker was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison stemming from his role in a truck stop stabbing last year. The incident occurred on the morning of Oct. 12, 2018 at a Petro Stopping Center located on Rising Sun Road in Bordentown Township. Trucker Christopher Teeter, 42, of […]

Truck Driver to Face Charges After Failing to Stop for School Bus

Stanly County, NC – A tractor-trailer driver will face charges after failing to stop and causing a crash involving a school bus carrying 25 students on Thursday. The accident occurred at approximately 7:19 a.m. along westbound Highway 24 near Converse Road, southwest of Albemarle. According to investigators, a Stanly County school bus transporting 25 students to […]

Trucker Who Took Hydrocodone Before Fatal Crash Gets Prison Sentence

Laramie, WY – A trucker who fell asleep before a deadly crash in March 2018 was sentenced to 10-20 years in prison on Tuesday. Tonya Hightower, 48, was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide in August stemming from a fatal crash that occurred on March 21, 2018 at approximately 5 a.m. along I-80 eastbound. Investigators said Hightower’s […]

Three Arrested in Alleged Road Rage Shooting of Truck Driver

Richmond, VA – Police have arrested three suspects in connection to an apparent road rage shooting of a truck driver on Thursday afternoon. The alleged gunman has now been arrested and identified as 31-year-old Chazz L. Gordon, of Powhatan. Passengers Keyonna M. Wise, 26, and Khadijah R. Neal, 25 have also been arrested and identified by authorities. […]

Omnitracs CEO Advises Truckers to “Return to Electronic Logs”

Dallas, TX – Many truck drivers and carriers are returning to business as usual after a nearly 5-day electronic logging devices (ELD) service disruption forced thousands of truckers to revert to paper logs to their track hours of service (HOS). In a newly issued statement, Omnitracs CEO Ray Greer reports “99.9% of all active MCP devices […]

Truck Driver Shot During Apparent Road Rage Incident, Suspects Arrested

UPDATED Richmond, VA – Police have arrested three suspects in connection to an apparent road rage shooting of a truck driver on Thursday afternoon. The alleged gunman has now been arrested and identified as 31-year-old Chazz L. Gordon, of Powhatan. Passengers Keyonna M. Wise, 26, and Khadijah R. Neal, 25 have also been arrested and identified by […]

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