Category: U.S. Trucking News

FMCSA Press Release on Cross Border Program

In accordance with the 2008 omnibus appropriations act, the U.S. Department of Transportation will not establish any new demonstration programs with Mexico. The current cross-border trucking demonstration project – established in September – will continue to operate in a manner that puts safety first, with participating Mexican carriers subject to all safety standards required by

Qualcomm System to Monitor Trucks

This is an update to an earlier post which gives more specifics about this plan of the FMCSA! I want to make a couple of glaringly valid points about this article. First, this is nothing new! The majority of line haul carriers in Mexico already have Qualcomm communications installed in their trucks. This is the

Five-state, 24-hour crackdown on unsafe rigs starts Wednesday

On Wednesday, truckers traveling through Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky better have their logbooks in order and their rigs ship-shape, because state police motor carrier officers are mounting a 24-hour coordinated enforcement effort aimed at “unsafe commercial vehicles.”The effort is focused on improving traffic safety and reducing crashes, stated a Michigan State Police (MSP)

Idiocy in the name of safety?

Armored Car Company Loses 32,000 Quarters on Wisconsin Roads An armored car company reported losing $8,000 in quarters along highways in two Wisconsin counties last month. About half has been returned. “I guess somebody found that and figured it was an early Christmas,” Jefferson County Detective Sgt. Lawrence Lee said. Eight-hundred dollars of loose quarters

ATA Asks DOT to Fight Hours’ Ruling

American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves Wednesday asked Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to work to convince a federal appeals court to reverse its decision overturning driver hours-of-service rules. Graves sent a letter to Peters requesting DOT to file a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals requesting the court to stay the decision or to

Nevada ports of entry bill dies

When the clock struck midnight on the Nevada regular session, a bill to establish four ports of entry in the state officially died. Sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas, the bill sought to allow the state Department of Transportation or private companies to build and operate ports of entry along Interstate 15