Maryland Bay Bridge Construction Begins

The Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the closure of the Westbound Bay Bridge (US 50/301) that will affect commercial vehicle travel through the Spring of 2020. They released the following information about the closure: Weather permitting, the rightmost lane (Lane 1) on Westbound Bay Bridge (US 50/301) will be … Read More

Width Restriction on I-84 in Oregon

Starting Monday, September 30 2019, a section of I-84 eastbound will be restricted to 8-6 wide through Thursday, October 3, 2019 for maintenance work. The exact closure is on I-84 EB MP 35 to MP 47 (Cascade Locks) Each day during that period, the restriction will be in place from … Read More

Be Prepared: Brakes Among Top Violations

So many trucks are placed out of service during annual blitzes and inspections. According to a recent article in the Commercial Carrier Journal and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, of 67,072 inspections during the 72-hour International Roadcheck inspection blitz in June, more than 12,000 trucks were placed out of service … Read More

I-70 in Missouri to Close in Both Directions

MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) will completely close Interstate 70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470/Route 291 (Mile Markers 7-15) beginning Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, according to a MoDOT news release. While the interstate is closed, the ramps from … Read More

FL Issues Emergency Declaration Ahead of Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis  issued an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Dorian last week, temporarily suspending hours of service regulations for truck drivers providing direct assistance in the aftermath of the storm. The declaration is effective through Oct. 28 unless it is extended or canceled. Based on the forecasted track … Read More

FL Issues Emergency Declaration Ahead of Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis  issued an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, Aug. 28, temporarily suspending hours of service regulations for truck drivers providing direct assistance in the aftermath of the storm. The powerful storm will strengthen over the coming days and has the potential to become a … Read More

Be Prepared: Brakes Among Top Violations

Truck drivers, have you asked yourself lately if your brakes are ready for the day? Some may answer no and there may be some uncertainty with that question, especially with some recent data released by the CVSA about the number of vehicles removed from the road for brake-related violations. But … Read More

More Regs Violation Fees

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced this week it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. … Read More

Tropical Storm Barry to Affect Travel, Truck Stops

Tropical Storm Barry will bring rainfall and wind hazards to the central Gulf Coast for several days affecting truck travel and some truck stop operations in the Louisiana area. Due to the slow movement of the system, the area is expect to get hit with long duration heavy rainfall along … Read More

Medallion Opens Driver's Lounge with Full Amenities

It’s official, the Medallion Transport driver’s lounge is now open and available for owner-operators and truck drivers to take advantage of. The lounge is located at the yard of Medallion’s affiliate heavy haul company, NHH Services  in Wallisville, TX just outside the Houston area. It offers the full amenities drivers … Read More