|Wife asks for help finding missing retired trucker
The last time anyone saw 77-year-old Sterling Blades was the week before Christmas. The
retired truck driver from Scappoose , OR , was last seen at about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2007,
leaving a friend's house on the 32000 block of Church Road in Warren , OR . He was driving a
navy blue 1993 Dodge D-20 pickup with Oregon license plate TBF 558. Anyone with
information is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office at (503) 261-2847.
|Former TN trooper gets no jail after taping roadside sex act
It's safe to say there's been little waltzing in the Tennessee Highway Patrol headquarters this
week. A former Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper will reportedly receive no jail time after he
was indicated in October on 10 different counts tied to official misconduct, including allowing a
motorist to perform a sex act on him in his patrol car.
|Left-lane ban for trucks extended on Florida 's Turnpike
A truck driver caught in the left lane of a 40-mile stretch of Florida 's Turnpike could be fined
$100 and receive three points on his or her CDL, transportation officials say. The Florida
Department of Transportation is scheduled to extend a 20-mile lane restriction to 40 miles,
beginning Feb. 1, between the Golden Glades interchange in Miami-Dade County and the
Lantana toll plaza west of Lake Worth .
|Texans turn out in droves to speak about corridor proposal
l Hundreds of residents are showing up at public meetings to speak their minds about the
Lone Star state's controversial Trans-Texas Corridor. Meetings began Tuesday, Jan. 15, in
Texarkana with a reported attendance of 150 people. The next two meetings in Carthage and
Lufkin drew hundreds according to news reports. Click here for TxDOT's meeting schedule.
|South Dakota governor calls for Highway Patrol budget cuts
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds told state lawmakers he wants to cut $2 million from the
Highway Patrol budget. Critics said the proposal could adversely affect highway safety by
reducing enforcement of drunken driving and speed limit laws and delaying response to
|Federal judge orders Arctic Express to pay up
A new payment schedule is in place in relation to a federal class action that pitted drivers
against Arctic Express Inc. The case involved the motor carrier's failure to return escrow money
to truckers. As of Jan. 1, Arctic still owed the truckers in the class action $565,000.
|Washington governor unveils tolling plan for Route 520 bridge
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced a funding proposal that would authorize
putting tolls on a bridge over Lake Washington between Seattle and Bellevue to help pay for a
|Schwarzenegger supports toll road through beach in state park
In California , Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has come out in favor of a controversial toll road
that would run through a popular state park in Orange County .
|Missouri lawmaker calls for limiting drivers' cell phone use
A Missouri state Senator has introduced a bill that would require drivers in the state to keep
their hands off their phones. Another effort would boost the legal driving age for teens.
|Classic car crushed by truck with Werner Enterprises trainee, trainer
Pat Boyle – an employee at The Home Depot – parked his car along the outer edge of the
store's parking lot before every shift to prevent door dings and other scars from marring his
restored 1968 Plymouth Valiant. His tactic worked until Thursday, Jan. 10.
|Canada may adopt CAFE standards
Canada 's minister of transport says the country will, for the first time, establish its own
fuel-economy standards for motor vehicles and that they will be at least as stringent as the
new rules adopted in the U.S.