|Lack of English blamed for train-truck wreck in North Carolina
Police in Kings Mountain, NC, say a driver’s lack of understanding of the English language
appears to have led to a violent wreck between a train and a tractor-trailer.
|Feds work with county on busts netting 2,200 pounds of cocaine
Federal officials say cooperation between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a
county agency prevented $100 million worth of cocaine from hitting the streets.
|Truck-only lanes have cons, OOIDA official says
Lanes specifically reserved for trucks, while proposed by the U.S. DOT to separate tractor-
trailers from four-wheeled traffic, might not be all they’re cracked up to be, an OOIDA
representatives said this week.
|Survey addresses growing health care concerns among professional drivers
Rising health problems among professional drivers was the focus of a recent survey
conducted by the Professional Drivers Medical Depot, a health care network designed to offer
convenient and affordable health care for truckers.
|Talks still underway in looming LA, Long Beach port strike
It’s crunch time at the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in terms of a possible
strike by clerical workers.
|Idaho governor reiterates support for higher taxes and fees for roads
An increase in taxes and fees for transportation in Idaho isn’t all that bad of a proposition for
Gov. Butch Otter.
|Expedite Expo kicks off Friday
The 2007 Expedite Expo moves into the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, OH, this
Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, and organizers of the event say it will focus on the
opportunities, trucks, equipment and services available to owner-operators in expedited
|New Missouri law amends ‘salvage’ titles, other truck rules
Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt signed a bill into law that includes several provisions of interest,
including a provision in the new law which loosens the standards on the amount of damage
noted on vehicle titles.