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Crime & Courts

Idaho prosecutors cut deals for drivers with hemp cargos

In Idaho, drug trafficking charges have been dropped in favor of lesser misdemeanors for three truck drivers who hauled cargos of hemp across the state.

News

Pilot Flying J announces Road Warrior 2019 winner

The Pilot Flying J Road Warrior 2019 winner is truck driver Timothy Chelette of Murfreesboro, Tenn. The winner receives a $10,000 prize from the travel center chain.

News

NTSB crash report blaming Autopilot prompts cries for Tesla recalls

After another NTSB report calls Tesla’s Autopilot a “probable cause,” the company doubles down on its defense. Meanwhile, one group wants the cars recalled.

Elections

Register to vote, make your voice matter

Election Day is less than two months away. It is essential to get registered now to make sure your voice is heard on matters mostly focused on local issues.

Federal, News

Brake Safety Week begins Sunday, Sept. 15

Safety inspectors will be out in force across North America checking brake system hoses and tubing as part of Brake Safety Week, Sept. 15-21.

State

I-70 in Denver to close next two weekends

Denver’s massive Central 70 Project continues to tie up traffic. It will close Interstate 70 each of the next two weekends.

Federal

Truckers have another chance to give input on hours of service

If you have a question about FMCSA’s plan for hours of service, you can ask the agency’s leaders in person on Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C.

OOIDA Member, Opinion

Remembering a 1994 road trip with an owner-operator

John Bendel heads 25 years down Memory Lane recalling a ride-along with a trucker that shows the more things change, the more some aspects stay the same.

State

Washington legislators sue governor over transportation budget veto

The Washington state Legislature filed a lawsuit to protest a line-item veto by Gov. Jay Inslee in the two-year transportation budget.

Fuel prices

Average U.S. price for a gallon of diesel drops a half cent

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel across the U.S. dropped again, notching the ninth consecutive week of decreases