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Crime & Courts

Court rejects trucker’s defense: they should’ve caught his fake IDs sooner

The defendant says he was owed a speedy trial despite the facts that he used fraudulent aliases to circumvent CDL suspensions from a traffic citation.

Opinion

116-hour toilet breaks, sideshow crash mobs and third-party parties

None of these things is a good idea, yet here we are.

Federal

FMCSA to ban commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking

Commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle, the FMCSA announced. Hold on, though. OOIDA says commercial drivers shouldn’t be singled out. Why not all government licenses?

OOIDA

New Truckers Advantage fuel card offers bigger savings than before

Some customers are saving up to 53 cents per gallon of diesel fuel by taking advantage of the discounts available with OOIDA’s Truckers Advantage fuel card.

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.

Synchrony Financial