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Racing legend Richard Petty salutes nation’s truck drivers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Richard Petty is a car racing legend, who is often referred to as the King. But no matter how successful Petty’s career has been, the NASCAR superstar understands how important truck drivers are to this nation. Petty signed autographs and took photos with fans on Thursday, March 22 at the Mack Trucks […]

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MATS attendees get to check out Cooper TBR tires

LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. launched its Cooper-brand truck and bus radial tires earlier this month. “We’ve had a lot of exciting happenings in the truck tire business in the past 90 days,” said Gary Schroeder, director of global truck and bus tires for Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper. Designed to deliver quality and value, […]

News

FMCSA extends ELD ag waiver to June 18

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will extend a waiver for agricultural commodities and livestock haulers to comply with the electronic logging device mandate, until June 18. The extended waiver was announced March 13. It will publish in tomorrow’s edition of the Federal Register. Earlier this month, the agency announced the extended waiver, as well as […]

Features, Products & Services, Truck Shows

BFGoodrich introduces Cross Control all-terrain truck tires

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It has been a while since BFGoodrich has come out with big news about its commercial tires. On Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show, the tire company ended that dry spell by announcing its new all-terrain tires for on- and off-road applications and for the steering and drive tires: Cross Control S […]

Features, Truck Shows

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Features, Truck Shows

OOIDA members named Outstanding Trucker Buddies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association received Outstanding Trucker Buddy awards for 2017, Trucker Buddy International Executive Director Alan Welborn announced on Thursday, March 22 at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Steen Gronlund, an OOIDA life member, and OOIDA member Sonja Springman earned the awards. Neither of the Outstanding Trucker Buddies […]

Crime & Courts, News

Ticket camera rule changes pursued in 13 states

The use of automated cameras to ticket drivers is once again an issue at multiple statehouses throughout the nation. More than 500 communities around the country employ the use of red-light or speed cameras to nab drivers who disobey traffic rules, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety reports. Supporters of the devices say they help […]

News

New Michigan law applies budget surplus to roads

An infusion of funds in Michigan will soon be applied to road repairs. Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed into law a supplemental spending bill to accelerate the timetable for getting pothole repairs underway. Specifically, the new law provides an additional $175 million for repair work throughout the state. “Michigan’s roads are not in good […]

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CVSA’s Roadcheck 2018 to focus on hours of service enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says this year’s International Roadcheck enforcement blitz will focus on hours-of-service compliance. CVSA’s International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 5-7. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. “The top reason drivers were placed out of service […]

Opinion

Self-driving Uber car-pedestrian death reveals how we’re nowhere close to Level 5 tech

Progress for a world of self-driving vehicles may have taken a step backward. On Sunday, March 18, the first report of a pedestrian fatality by a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Ariz., after an autonomous Uber SUV struck a homeless woman. At approximately 10 p.m. local time in Tempe, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking her […]