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FMCSA names members of the new Women of Trucking panel...
A new federal advisory panel aimed at increasing the number of women in trucking was announced Monday by the Biden administration.
There are five women who are currently commercial truck drivers and four former drivers, trainers and executives on the Women in Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB). These drivers work for small, medium, and large trucking companies, as well as for independent owners-operators. There are also representatives from trucking associations, labor, and higher education.
Florida Launches Alert System for Work Zones, Lane Closures...
First-of-its-kind in North America, Florida’s new alert system for lane closures along interstates and state routes includes real-time updates from work zones.
A partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Transportation Builders Association, and One.network has resulted in the $200,000 yearlong pilot project of Lane Closure Notification System (financed by state transportation funds).
Avoid vendors that don’t follow the four steps of RIST...
Tires and wheels for trucks can be extremely costly if you make a mistake. When a tractor or trailer cannot support the load, something as simple as inflation pressure will stop the vehicle. Overinflation reduces tire mileage and increases the possibility of impact breaks, although it may appear to be the lesser of two evils. However, even if the tire’s inflation pressure is sufficient to handle the load, there is still no guarantee there won’t be any problems. There are simply too many variables to consider.
Harris County sees most commercial vehicle crashes in Texas, data shows...
There have been 3,537 commercial vehicle crashes on Interstate 10 in Houston since 2017, making it the most dangerous highway in Harris County for commercial vehicles. In the past five years, 101 commercial vehicle accidents have occurred at the interchange where I-10 meets Beltway 8 in Spring Branch.
Unclear guidance makes trucking hemp across state lines legally dicey...
In the wake of the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp cultivation and sale, trucking companies are finding it difficult to take advantage of this emerging market due to a lack of guidance governing transportation.
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