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Trucking Executives Sentenced to Prison in Lucrative Loan Scam

Salt Lake City, UT – Two trucking executives were recently sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a lucrative scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Hubert Ivan Ugarte, 52, of Draper, UT, and Lisa Bradshaw Rowberry, 49, of Provo, UT, have both been sentenced […]

More Than 2,000 Drivers and 6,700 Vehicles Sidelined During CVSA’s 3-Day Blitz

Greenbelt, MD – The results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 72-hour North American inspection blitz known as International Roadcheck are in. CVSA reported inspectors conducted more than 40,000 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections from May 4-6, 2021.   Approximately 83.5% of the CMVs examined had no out-of-service (OOS) violations. However, CVSA reported inspectors […]

Trucking Association Takes Senator to Task in Fight to Stop I/C Wipeout Bill

Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA) is taking Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to task over his support for a bill many trucking stakeholders warn will lead to the wipeout of thousands of independent contractors. In opinion editorial recently published by the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daniel Hall, director of government affairs for the WVTA, […]

Three-Day CMV Enforcement Blitz Happening This Week in These 13 States

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is once again teaming up with law enforcement officials across the country to crackdown on unsafe driving behaviors. FMCSA’s multi-state enforcement initiative called SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) kicks off on Tuesday, August 3 and runs through Thursday, August 5.   SafeDRIVE’s enforcement efforts […]

ALERT: All Lanes Reopened on I-40 Mississippi River Bridge in Memphis

Memphis, TN – The months-long closure of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge along Interstate 40 connecting Arkansas and Tennessee is officially over. In an update on Monday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) confirmed all lanes of the bridge are now open.   TDOT first opened all eastbound lanes late last Saturday evening and reopened all […]

Mud and Rock Slides Force Indefinite Closure of Stretch of I-70 in Colorado

Denver, CO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the indefinite closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon as a result of “extreme damage” from heavy rain and flooding over the weekend. Officials on Sunday stated I-70 in Glenwood Canyon is expected to be closed “indefinitely” at Exit 87 (West Rifle), Exit 109 (Canyon […]

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