|Roadcheck inspectors put fewer trucks, drivers out of service
CVSA officials say this year's Roadcheck inspection blitz is proof that drivers of commercial
vehicles are getting the message about safety and that year-round enforcement efforts are
working. CVSA Executive Director Stephen Campbell said Friday, June 27, that the rate of
vehicles placed OOS is the lowest in 21 years.
|Flooding woes persist; I-70 closed in both directions in Ohio
Truckers traveling both directions on Interstate 70, east of Columbus, OH, were detoured along
with everyone else Friday, June 27, when the Licking River - at state Highway 79 - overflowed its
banks and put the interstate under water in both directions.
|Fuel crisis deepens, touches all forms of energy
As America's fuel crisis deepens, more and more trucking companies are reacting by lowering
speeds and raising prices. Economist Gerald Miller, Ph.D., at Rockhurst University in Kansas
City, MO, said the ripple effects of the price of oil aren't causing only "pain at the pump." He cited
natural gas bills this winter - which are expected to rise by 35 percent or more.
|Pennsylvania allows half-gallon pricing at some fuel stations
With gas and diesel prices soaring above $4 a gallon in many areas in the state, Pennsylvania
Gov. Ed Rendell is allowing older fuel pumps to display half-gallon prices if they apply for the
|Australian truckers could strike in protest of fuel costs
The head of the trucker's union in Australia says his members are prepared to go on strike if
something isn't done soon about soaring diesel fuel prices.
|TxDOT chooses design firm for portion of new I-69
The Texas Transportation Commission has awarded a $5 million to an American and Spanish
firm to develop a portion of the proposed Interstate 69. The project includes upgrading U.S.
Highway 77 to interstate quality from Brownsville to Corpus Christi. If all the pieces fall into
place, it could become part of the proposed I-69 as part of the TTC-69 phase of the
|Tennessee laws on traffic camera restrictions take effect July 1
Two new rules in Tennessee that take effect Tuesday, July 1, put restrictions on cities' use of
traffic cameras to nab red-light runners.
|California toll road hearing likely to draw big crowd
A proposed 16-mile toll road that would bisect coastal parkland in California continues to make
waves, despite being rejected earlier this year by the California Coastal Commission. The
Commerce Department has scheduled a public hearing on the project for July 24 and/or July
|Louisiana lawmakers OK limiting drivers' cell phone use, texting
The Louisiana Legislature has sent to Gov. Bobby Jindal multiple bills intended to limit driver
distractions. On the final day of their regular session, House and Senate lawmakers voted to
approve three measures to restrict use of mobile communication devices.
|FEMA water, truckers sit for a week in Iowa
Ten truckers who were hauling FEMA bottled water for Midwest flood victims finally unloaded
the 47,000 gallons of cargo on Wednesday, June 25, after sitting for eight days in Rock Island,
IL, awaiting instructions on where to take it.
|EPA grants LoneStar certification with SmartWay program
The new International LoneStar recently joined an elite group of Class 8 trucks with the
Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay certification.
|Trading of Navistar stock resumes June 30
More than 16 months after the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading of Navistar
International stock, the company stock will return to trading on Monday, June 30. The Exchange
suspended trading of the company's stock on Feb. 7, 2007, because the Navistar officials had
not issued financial statements since September 2005.
|ICE arrests 4 men for conspiring to smuggle goods into U.S.
Four Texas men were arrested by immigration authorities for their role in an alleged "in-bond"
shipment fraud, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
|Iowa 80 Museum Visitors Center grand opening set for July 10
The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will celebrate the opening of its new Museum Visitors Center
with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, during the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.