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State, Tolls

Could reform be on the way for Port Authority of New York New Jersey?

Another toll increase is upcoming from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. An effort underway in New Jersey attempts to improve oversight.

Crime & Courts, News

Mississippi CDL tester sentenced for fraud scheme

Just six months after indicted on fraud charges, a former Mississippi DL tester has been sentenced for her role in a CDL fraud scheme.

Opinion

Have a nice day? Actions speak louder than words

Believe it or not, growling “have a nice day” while slamming someone’s receipt on the counter doesn’t qualify as customer service. Google it, Brenda.

Fuel prices

Fuel prices remain steady following small increase

While federal data show a tiny increase in the U.S. average retail price for a gallon of diesel, ProMiles reports a decrease.

Federal, OOIDA

Hours-of-service proposal better reflects reality, OOIDA says

OOIDA says FMCSA’s hours-of-plan is a good step but also would like to see amendments to prevent coercion and eliminate the 30-minute rest break.

State

Louisiana law opens door to HOV lanes

One Louisiana law allows state officials to move forward with plans to add high-occupancy vehicle lanes along a stretch of Interstate 12 and other roadways.

Crime & Courts

Canadian authorities thwart multimillion dollar cargo theft ring

Canadian authorities have announced the arrest of six suspects in a multimillion dollar cargo theft ring bust in the Toronto area.

Crime & Courts, News

Pickup/delivery locations are not ‘worksites’ for H-2B truckers

A Florida trucking company was granted its H-2B application for 20 truckers after initially denied for issues based on the definition of “worksites.”

Driver Fitness, State

Michigan drug testing pilot program expands statewide

As of Oct. 1, Michigan’s roadside drug testing pilot program is being used statewide. It allows saliva tests for marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

News

Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles shuts down major highways

The Saddleridge Fire near San Fernando, Calif., has spread to nearly 5,000 acres overnight, forcing closures of major highways and thousands of evacuations.