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State

Wisconsin bill seeks local authority on roundabout use

With more than 30 roundabouts scheduled for construction around Wisconsin, there’s a push underway at the statehouse that could throw a wrench into those plans.

News

Joplin, Mo., ranked best city for truckers

AdvisorSmith released a study that ranks the best cities for truckers to live, with Joplin. Mo., topping the list. Does your hometown make the list?

Crime & Courts, State

Three more sentenced in large California CDL scheme

Three more defendants in a widespread CDL scheme case have been sentenced for their role in issuing fraudulent CDLs that involved at least 16 people.

News, Truck Shows

St. Christopher Fund receives $84,400 from TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America makes an $84,400 donation to the St. Christopher Fund during a ceremony on Thursday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

Opinion

What if your emotional support animal is a blow-up doll?

The oddly-specific nature of DOT’s guidance on public transportation and service animals raises some questions. Then there’s the guy with the blow-up doll.

OOIDA, Truck Shows

With Truck to Success course, GATS class, OOIDA strives to help truckers be more profitable

OOIDA is preparing a three-day Truck to Success course for company drivers wondering what it takes to become an owner-operator. The dates: Sept. 10-12.

News

Deadline looms for TA & Petro 2020 Citizen Driver contest

TA & Petro is seeking 2020 Citizen Driver nominations of professional, role-model truck drivers. Make your nominations by the end of August.

Federal, OOIDA, Truck Shows

Truckers talk 30-minute break, coercion at FMCSA listening session

Truckers asked for tweaks to FMCSA’s hours-of-service plan, including the ability to break up the 30-minute break, during a listening session in Dallas.

Federal

Watch FMCSA’s listening session on hours of service here

FMCSA’s first public listening session regarding its hours-of-service proposal begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 in Dallas. Watch it here.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA focuses on safety, impact on truckers in comments about automation

OOIDA told FMCSA in formal comments about automation that regulators should consider how any changes will affect truck drivers