I-59/20 in Birmingham to Shut Down for 14 Months

The Alabama Department of Transportation’s planning and proposed design of the bridges along Interstate 59/20 (I-59/20) through the City of Birmingham’s Central Business District (CBD) will begin in mid to late January 2019.  Interstate 59/20 through downtown Birmingham will close for an estimated 14 months during the bridge replacement project, … Read More

CVSA Says Don't Manually Adjust Auto Slack Adjusters

After May’s unannounced brake blitz by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), inspectors believe there is a problem with truck drivers manually adjusting self-adjusting slack adjusters.  When truckers manually adjust, there is a false sense of security, and it is likely the brake adjusters will fall back out of adjustment. … Read More

North Carolina: Winter Weather Update

As a snowstorm brought on ice and snow to the Southeast this weekend, parts of North Carolina including Charlotte were significantly impacted, and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Monday afternoon. Wet weather is expected overnight into Monday with more snow, sleet and freezing rain keeping road conditions … Read More

Jason's Law Truck Parking Survey Update

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made an update to the Jason’s Law survey on truck parking and wants all truck drivers to take it. The survey is an update to the Jason’s Law survey first conducted in 2015 and is aimed to evaluate truck … Read More

According to the DAT National Van Freight Rate Index, national spot rates have been more unpredictable over the past three months than the same time period a year ago.  The average daily spot market rates in 2017 was $0.034 per mile from Labor Day to Thanksgiving, and in 2018 the … Read More

"Eyes on 94" Blitz Means More Police Officers on I-94 This Week

This week – Monday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 7 – I-94 in several states will be conducting a blitz on truck drivers, looking for violations that could lead to a crash.  The enforcement effort, referred to as “Eyes on 94” includes troopers from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan who … Read More