Three major mountain passes in Washington state were closed overnight due to avalanche dangers after heavy rain fell on a large snowpack from recent storms, state transportation officials said.
Dr. John McElligott, volunteer medical advisor to St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, shared his expertise on the the biggest health issues in trucking, as well as those most prevalent in women truck drivers.
Federal regulators issued a fourth extension of a rare 50-state exemption of hours-of-service (HOS) rules due to ongoing health risks caused by COVID-19. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it was extending the HOS waiver — which was set to expire Feb. 28 — through May 31.
If you’re thinking of making a career change, here’s what you’ll need to do to become a licensed and employed truck driver in the US.
Across the trucking industry, the commercial driver shortage is often a topic of discussion. And while there are a large number of issues that need to be addressed, more often than not there are an equally large number of ideas for helping solve one of the industry’s biggest challenges. One of those is the long-standing topic of whether to license 18- to 20-year-old drivers to haul loads across state lines.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set the date for its 2021 International Roadcheck, the 72-hour blitz of commercial vehicle inspections across North America. From May 4-6, law enforcement officers will focus on lighting and hours of service (HOS).
Busy roads with many types of drivers can increase the odds for accidents, especially for truckers in bad weather. Certain interstate highways are particularly dangerous based on accident rates in recent years. This is the first of five articles ranking the most dangerous interstates.
Because Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers often travel to new cities and towns, they may be unfamiliar with the roadway and feel compelled to read a map or directions while driving. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) reported that 22 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when CMV drivers were unfamiliar with the roadway.
The drop in the number of people employed in the trucking sector in January begs the question: Is the number of available jobs declining or is the never-ending quest to find enough drivers running into even stronger-than-usual headwinds?
Operators of commercial trucks traveling alone are explicitly exempt from a transportation-focused mask mandate issued Friday, Jan. 29 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.