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Accelerate! Conference and Expo Nov. 6-8 in K.C.

The third annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association, is on the industry calendar for early November in Kansas City, Mo. The three-day conference takes place Nov. 6-8 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and includes more than 30 educational seminars on careers in trucking for women. Register by […]

Crime & Courts, News

Trucker in San Antonio trafficking case pleads guilty to smuggling aliens

A truck driver who was illegally transporting dozens of smuggled immigrants has pleaded guilty to his role in an undocumented alien smuggling operation that resulted in 10 deaths last summer. The driver, 61-year-old James Matthew Bradley Jr., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to transport aliens resulting in death and one count of transporting […]


Illinois DOT seeks input regarding rest areas

Have a problem with Illinois rest areas? The Illinois Department of Transportation wants to hear about it. IDOT is collecting data from a public with a survey available through Sunday, Oct. 29. The survey is 20 questions and asks motorists to identify the most recent rest area visited, rank the importance of various amenities (including […]


Tony, Tiger Truck Stop’s controversial mascot, put to rest at the age of 17

The trucking industry lost a both beloved and controversial life on Monday. Tony, the live tiger who lived at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La., passed away on Oct. 16. Tony has been the center of attention for many years as animal rights groups have protested the truck stop’s ownership of the exotic animal. […]


California gets go-ahead to continue truck platoon testing

Testing of autonomous vehicles to haul freight in California is not going away anytime soon. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to extend authorization for the California Department of Transportation to test truck platooning. State law permitting testing of the technology was set to expire at the end of this year. The […]


Oregon ticket cameras to pull double duty

Communities in Oregon that employ red-light cameras now have expanded ability to issue additional automated tickets. A new state law now in effect allows red-light camera systems to also be used to nab speeders. There are 11 communities around the state that already have red-light systems in place. Approved by the Oregon Legislature this year, […]


Seven western states agree to improve electric vehicle infrastructure

Electric vehicle manufacturers just received an incentive boost after seven western states announced an agreement to build a regional electric vehicles (EV) corridor. The agreement covers more than 5,000 miles and nearly a dozen interstates. Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming recently agreed to the “REV West Plan.” The plan includes EV […]


Heightened traffic enforcement continues through Saturday

Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual increased traffic law enforcement push promoted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, began Sunday, Oct. 15. It is scheduled to continue through Saturday, Oct. 21. Expect law enforcement agencies to write more warnings and citations this week for speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use seatbelt, traveling too closely, […]

Fuel prices, News

Diesel prices up more than a penny

Diesel prices have been volatile the past several weeks, as the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 1.1 cents to $2.787 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 9. This marks the first increase after one week of decreases, which was preceded by just one week of increases. Diesel price […]


Police seek information regarding cargo thefts in Texas

A police department in Texas is investigating a series of thefts involving semi-trailers loaded with various types of building materials. The thefts occurred July 29, Sept. 16, and Sept. 30. All of the semi-trailers were parked at different locations in Marshall, Texas. Each time, the trailer was recovered in the Dallas area without its cargo. […]