Transportation Nation Network

Trucker’s Mysterious Death Leaves Family Pleading For Answers

Houston, TX – The family of a truck driver who was discovered dead inside his semi-truck earlier this month is pleading for answers about what happened. A Transportation Nation Network (TNN) investigation has confirmed the body of a 48-year-old trucker, who authorities said was “in an advanced state of decomposition” when he was found on […]

Intoxicated Trucker Arrested After Threatening To Shoot Bicyclists

Cranston, RI – A trucker from Texas was arrested in Cranston early Monday morning after allegedly threatening to shoot passersby outside of a bar. In a media release, the Cranston Police Department (CPD) said they received a call just after 2 a.m. on Monday reporting a truck driver was threatening to shoot people on bicycles […]

REPORT: Class 8 Used Truck Prices “Softening” As Sales Fall Again in July

Columbus, IN – Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 2% month-over-month in July, according to new data from trucking industry analyst ACT Research. The dip was the fourth consecutive sequential drop. Additionally, the report indicated that longer-term comparisons yielded a 22% decline compared to July 2018, as well as a year-to-date drop of […]

First Listening Session Regarding New Hours of Service Proposal is This Week

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it will be hosting two upcoming listening sessions regarding its recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Hours of Service (HOS) rule. In the announcement of the NPRM last week, the Agency said the proposed reforms will “provide greater flexibility for drivers who […]

Detached Semi-Trailer Crash Claims One Life

Coeur d’Alene, ID – The driver of a sedan that collided with a semi-trailer that became unhitched last Wednesday along US-95 has succumbed to his injuries. Nicholas Spooner, 25, of St. Maries passed away on Monday following the collision, his family reported. Spooner’s family posted on social media he was taken into surgery around 7 […]

Trucker Arrested After Leaving Path of Destruction at Hotel

Knoxville, TN – Police say a trucker panicked before leaving a path of destruction at a hotel in Knoxville Sunday morning. Police were called to the Rodeway Inn Hotel on Brakebill Road at approximately 4:30 a.m. after a semi-truck driver drove through the parking lot smashing cars, knocking over light poles and eventually bringing down the canopy […]

Critics Take Aim at FMCSA’s Proposed HOS Changes

Washington D.C. – Many of the most powerful trucking industry groups have publicly expressed support for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) recently unveiled changes to the hours of service (HOS) rule, but opposition to the reform plan is strong and could grow stronger in the coming months. Trucking industry stakeholders including the American […]

Who’s Saying What About FMCSA’s New Hours of Service Proposal

Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, August 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules. The long-awaited details of the proposal were crafted by the FMCSA over many months. The agency conducted five listening sessions and various one-on-one meetings with trucking […]

Thousands of Potatoes Spill Out After Big Rig Topples Over

Hillsboro, OR – A big rig hauling a load of potatoes overturned on Friday afternoon along Highway 26 sending thousands of potatoes tumbling out and onto the roadway. According to the Hillsboro Police Department, a big rig hauling potatoes toppled over along the eastbound on-ramp to Highway 26 from Cornelius Pass Road. The accident sent […]

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