The state of Missouri has issued a flash flood warning that will be in effect until Thursday, May 4 at 3:15 AM CDT.  The following counties will be affected: Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Barton, Newton, Cedar, McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Vernon, Jasper and Dade. Low water crossing, including Highway 43 at Buffalo … Read More
IN: Restrictions on Oversize Load Travel During Wildfire
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has directed certain states to ease regulations on oversize loads hauling hay as many are in great need of animal feed.  Oversize loads carrying hay had been restricted in certain states, including Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma due to recent of wildfires. Any oversize loads traveling to or from … Read More
Mi: Spring Weight Restrictions Still in Effect
Published by the Michigan DOT Effective ½ hour before sunrise Tuesday, April 4, 2017 weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan/Indiana & Ohio border north to the Mackinac Bridge. Weight restrictions are still in effect and will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways in the … Read More
Truckload Freight Rates on the Rise According to DAT Solutions
According to DAT Solutions, truckload freight rates are on the up, despite considerably less freight.  The national average rate for vans and reefers each increased 6 cents to $1.69 per mile and $1.93 per mile respectively. Flatbeds were up 4 cents to $2.07 per mile. Rates in all sectors were the … Read More
Truck Driver Named Highway Hero
Goodyear has awarded a truck driver who saved a person’s life with the 34th Goodyear Highway Hero award during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.  David Webb of Billngs, MT was given the award for stopping an out-of-control dumb truck and administering CPR on the driver who was not … Read More
ATA Brings Up Safety to New Secretary of U.S. Department of HHS
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO, Chris Spear issued a welcome letter to Secretary Thomas Price, congratulating him on becoming the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and also asking for his help in continuing the membership’s goal to improve highway safety. … Read More
MI Spring Weight Restrictions
Effective 1/2 hour before sunrise on March 8th, 2017 weight restrictions will be lifted from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-12 at the Michigan/Indiana border east to I-94 in Berrien County then north and east to I-69 in Calhoun County then north on I-69 to Lansing and … Read More
Motor Carriers Need to Keep Lease On-Hand
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is urging all motor carriers to keep their lease on-hand. Under current regulations, a motor carrier operating a vehicle owned by another entity is required to either carry a copy of the lease in the cab of the vehicle, or carry an official … Read More
Medallion President and CEO Highlighted by Aljex
Medallion Transport Holdings, Inc. President and CEO Gary Weilheimer was recently highlighted in an article featured on Aljex.com. The article portrays the partnership between Medallion and Aljex , a transportation logistics management software, and mentions the success of Medallion since the company was formed by Weilheimer in 2009. Medallion has … Read More
The Ohio Department of Transportation is moving forward to alleviate costly delays in move superloads through the state. Setting up bridge monitors for loads of configurations of over 13 axles has had delays of up to two weeks. Effective immediately, the Ohio DOT has capped that process at 48 hours. … Read More