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State

Missouri governor vetoes bill that created towing task force

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently vetoed a bill that included a provision to address nonconsensual towing in the state.

Tolls

Florida DOT won’t renew contract for SunPass contractor Conduent

More than one year after Conduent caused widespread problems with tens of millions of transactions, FDOT has confirmed that it will not renew the contract.

Federal, Safety & Security

Safety board blames trucker, self-driving shuttle attendant for crash

A NTSB investigation found that both parties played a role in a crash between a tractor-trailer and an autonomous shuttle that took place in Las Vegas.

State

Oklahoma takes action to deter trains blocking traffic

A new Oklahoma rule authorizes fines for trains blocking traffic for more than 10 minutes. Pennsylvania lawmakers have stiffened its laws on the issue.

Fuel prices

Average price for diesel fuel across U.S. changes little in a week

Changes in average on-highway diesel fuel prices across the United States and by regions of the U.S. were mostly fractions of a penny per gallon.

OOIDA

Next Stop for The Spirit is in Rochelle, Ill., along the Lincoln Highway

The next stop for Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, is at the Petro in Rochelle, Ill, which is west of Chicago along the Lincoln Highway.

Federal

FMCSA extends comment period on pilot program for under-21 drivers

FMCSA has extended the comment period for a month on a potential pilot program for under-21 drivers in U.S. interstate commerce.

Today's Show

Keep that oil in good shape, and your engine along with it

On air at 7 p.m., Online at 8 p.m. ET – Keeping your motor oil in a condition where it will continue to properly lubricate the engine is part and parcel of operating your own truck. We’ll find out why.

Federal, News

NHTSA’s comment period about automated vehicles ends July 29

Time is running out to comment on NHTSA’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding automated vehicles.

News

Tropical Storm Barry threatens dangerous flooding in Louisiana

Barry is the first tropical storm of the year to reach the U.S. shoreline, posing a risk of life-threatening flooding that could shut down roadways.

Synchrony Financial