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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.

Federal, News

FHWA report reveals urban congestion has not improved

Time spent in traffic in urban areas has not improved much, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s Urban Congestion Trends report.

State

Michigan lawmakers pursue local road funding aid

Michigan legislators are busy taking up pursuit of changes to help improve effectiveness by state and local governments to fund road and bridge repairs.

Equipment, News

Future tech considered, technicians congratulated at TMC event

Engineers at the TMC fall meeting discussed changes brought by new tech, such as cameras replacing rearview mirrors and the potential of autonomous trucks.

Federal

Hours-of-service comments due Oct. 21

Nearly 7,200 people have submitted comments on FMCSA’s hours-of-service proposal. Are you one of them?