Transportation Nation Network

Trucking Groups at Odds Over Allowing Food Trucks at Rest Areas

Washington D.C. – A coalition led by the National Association of Truckstop Operators (NATSO) is urging the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to commit to put the brakes on its newly issued non-enforcement notice allowing states to permit food truck operators at rest areas once the national emergency is over. On Friday, April 3, the FHWA issued […]

ALERT: Truckers Must Complete COVID-19 Travel Declaration When Entering Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – Truckers traveling into Utah will have to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration containing a series of health-related questions beginning Friday. On Wednesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced the order will be required for all individuals entering Utah from out of state who are over the age 18, including those involved in […]

FMCSA Extends and Expands Emergency Hours of Service Waiver

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is both extending and expanding its historic hours of service (HOS) exemption for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators and carriers engaged in direct relief assistance to the COVID-19 national emergency. In an announcement on Wednesday, the Agency said it was extending the unprecedented regulatory waiver through […]

More States Open Parking to Truckers at Scale Houses and Rest Areas

Little Rock, AR – More states are making parking available to truckers at scale houses and opening previously shuttered rest areas. Arizona Let’s begin in Arizona where the Arizona Department of Transportation announced last week it was reopening two rest areas that had been closed for more than a decade in an effort to “support […]

New Details Revealed About Killer and Victims in Truck Stop Slayings

LATEST: Tennessee Truck Stop Killer’s Motive Remains a Mystery as Disturbing New Reports Emerge Knoxville, TN – We are learning more about the truck driver Tennessee authorities say stabbed three truck stop employees to death, and injured one more, early Tuesday morning. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) has released the identities of the three […]

U.S. Trucker Arrested in Large Big Rig Human Smuggling Attempt

Laredo, TX – A trucker was arrested last weekend after he was caught attempting to smuggle dozens of people into the United States illegally. According to U.S. Border and Customs Protection (CBP), the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 5, when a white tractor hauling a white trailer approached the I-35 […]

FMCSA Answers Whether Newly Issued CDL and CLP Waivers Apply to Foreign Truckers

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is providing more clarity on whether newly issued waivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic also extend to drivers from Canada and Mexico. On March 24, the Agency issued a temporary waiver for commercial drivers whose commercial driver’s license (CDL), commercial learner’s permit (CLP) and/or medical cards […]

Virginia DMV Now Allowing Truckers to Park at 10 Weigh Stations

Richmond, VA – Truckers operating in Virginia will now have more parking options as multiple weigh stations within the State are being made available for truckers to rest. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) announced today that truckers will be allowed to park at ten of the State’s rest areas. In a release, VDMV […]

Three Truck Stop Employees Stabbed to Death Before Police Kill Suspect

CLICK FOR THE LATEST: New Details Revealed About Killer and Victims in Truck Stop Slayings UPDATE @ 2:55 p.m. CST The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) has released the names of the deceased suspect and victims in Tuesday morning’s knife attack at a Pilot in Knoxville, TN. TBI identified the attacker as truck driver Idris Abdus-Salaam, […]

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