Starting Saturday truckers will take 82-mile detour

By |2020-07-28T11:05:52-05:00July 28th, 2020|Trucking News|

Starting Saturday, truck drivers who travel through Kentucky will be forced to take an 82-mile detour. Beginning Saturday, August 1, at 6:30 am, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will shut down the U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge. KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Kyle Poat said: “We carefully considered about a half-dozen options for completing both ...more

Protest will shut down Chicago highway

By |2020-07-27T11:43:18-05:00July 27th, 2020|Trucking News|

Three groups have scheduled to shut down a major interstate in Chicago. The groups, the Chicago Activist Coalition for Justice, Tikkun-Chai International, and Pilsen-Humboldt Park Anti-Gentrification Group, created a Facebook event called “Black Lives Matter March: SHUT DOWN OUR DAN RYAN.” The event will take place on Saturday, August 15, at 12:00pm. The groups want ...more

FMCSA plans to review safety measures on last-mile delivery

By |2020-07-14T13:03:56-05:00July 14th, 2020|Trucking News|

FMCSA plans to review the involvement of last-mile delivery trucks in road traffic accidents, considering the trends indicating the increased use of such vehicles in the interstate haul. Commenting on these plans during a meeting of the FMCSA's Advisory Committee on Motor Vehicle Safety (MCSAC) on Monday, FMCSA Assistant Policy Administrator Larry Minor said the ...more

North Carolina has formed a team to catch speeders

By |2020-07-09T08:58:57-05:00July 9th, 2020|Trucking News|

Look out, drivers. North Carolina Highway Patrol has formed a team of officers to catch speeders. The team of troopers will focus on speeding and reckless driving. Troopers will use various tactics to catch speeders, including troopers on bridges using radar. According to the Charlotte Observer, the enforcement campaign begins July 20. The troopers will ...more

Tesla Semi Truck Spotted while Hauling Cars

By |2020-07-01T09:58:51-05:00July 1st, 2020|Trucking News|

A red Tesla semi-truck was spotted in California hauling a load of Tesla Model Y and Model 3 cars. The truck was delivering Tesla cars to customers in California. In a Tweet, Elon Musk said that Tesla semi-trucks can deliver Tesla cars to within California. Special thanks to Tesla trucking & rail partners for figuratively ...more

Three states issuing new travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

By |2020-06-26T09:00:32-05:00June 25th, 2020|Trucking News|

Officials in three northeastern states have issued travel restrictions in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. On June 24, New York Governor A. M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor P. Murphy, and Connecticut Governor N. Lamont announced a tri-state restriction set to go into effect at midnight tonight. “All individuals traveling from states with increasing spread of ...more

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