PennDOT issues ban on all commercial vehicles due to weather
Due to the heavy snowfall and projected winter weather for Saturday, PennDOT has issued a ban on all commercial vehicles on all interstates except I-95 from noon Saturday, January 19 until noon Sunday, January 20.  The upcoming storm is expected to bring heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain across the state … Read More
Pilot Flying J in Matthews, MO Reopens
The Pilot Flying J truck stop location in Matthews, Missouri has reopened after closing in June due to a fire.  The completely rebuilt location (store #671) includes a PJ Fresh for food options, over 175 parking spaces, 10 brand new showers and 12 diesel lanes. Located at 703 State Highway … Read More
ATRI Releases Updated Idling Regs
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released updates to idling regulations for truck drivers.  The updates are geared at helping truck drivers avoid fines for idling too long. ATRI added six new idling laws to this update including, Madison, Wisconsin; Sandy, Utah; Newark, Delaware; Ithaca, New York; Logan, Utah; and … Read More
Cairo Bridge Weight Limit
A new weight restriction on the Cairo US 60/62 Bridge, which spans across the Mississippi River, for combination vehicles began Thursday, Dec. 27. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the restriction is from 37 tons to 33 tons and while they were posted Thursday, Dec. 27 they were effective immediately. The reason for the weight limit is … Read More
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