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Former trucking CEO takes restitution case to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court said last week that it will review a case that ordered a former trucking company CEO to pay $4.85 million in legal fees after being convicted of defrauding General Electric Capital Corp. In January 2015, Sergio Lagos was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud. In February […]

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Two Daimler Truck dealerships merge to form TNTX

Two Daimler Truck dealerships, TAG Truck Centers and the Lonestar Truck Group, have merged into a new company named TNTX. The merger became effective Jan. 1, according a news release. For the time being, the companies will operate as TAG Truck Center, a division of TNTX, and Lonestar Truck Group, a division of TNTX. A […]

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Kentucky bill singles out trucks for left-lane ban

An effort underway at the Kentucky statehouse would impose left-lane restrictions on certain highways for professional drivers. State law already requires vehicles traveling below the posted speed limit on any limited access highway of at least four lanes with a posted speed limit of at least 65 mph to stay to the right. Exceptions are […]

News, Truck Parking

Ontario Ministry of Transportation conducting truck parking survey

While states in the U.S. are addressing the truck parking problem, the situation north of the border is not much better. Not unlike its southern counterparts, the government of Ontario is conducting a truck parking and rest area survey for truckers. More specifically, the parking survey looks into the current environment along Southern Ontario highways. […]

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FMCSA grants another ELD exemption, two more waivers

Federal regulators are announcing another five-year exemption and two more 90-day waivers from the electronic logging device mandate. In a trio of news releases issued Jan. 12, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its intention to grant limited waivers to petitions filed by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association and Old Dominion Freight Lines […]

Fuel prices, News

ProMiles reporting diesel up to $2.976; TruckMiles prices above $3

According to ProMiles, the average retail price at truck stops was $2.976 on Monday morning, a 2.5-cent increase from last week. ProMiles, the software company that maintains the websites ProMiles.com and TruckMiles.com, continues to offer its own weekly fuel price information. The company’s fuel price data are presented in the same format used by the […]

News, Safety & Security

Santa Barbara County recovering from flooding/mudslides; highways remain closed

Santa Barbara County in California is now in recovery mode after a winter storm caused massive flooding and mudslides, destroying homes and killing 20 people. Certain sections of highways in affected areas remain closed. As of 8 a.m. local time on Monday, 20 people have been killed, 28 injured and four remain missing after approximately […]

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Comments on OOIDA’s ELD exemption reflect dissatisfaction with mandate

Nearly 1,800 comments have been filed on a request from the electronic logging device mandate that would exempt certain small trucking carriers from compliance with the rule. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed the exemption request in November. The Association is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow small trucking carriers that do […]

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Mississippi bills would set speeds at 75 mph, slow trucks to 45 mph in bad weather

(Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct sponsor of SB2046. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Robert Jackson.) Mississippi state lawmakers are back at work at the statehouse, and they are reviewing multiple bills that address speed limits. One bill from Sen. Robert Jackson, D-Marks, would make Mississippi only the fourth state […]

News, Truck Parking

Love’s 2018 plans include more than 40 new locations and 3,100 parking spots

After a busy year in 2017, Love’s Travel Stops is not done expanding its network of truck stops. Love’s recently announced its 2018 vision, which includes adding more truck stops than last year. That also means more truck parking. Last year, Love’s opened 36 new locations and added approximately 2,600 truck parking spaces to the […]