Transportation Nation Network

Bald Eagle Survives After Flying Into Path of Big Rig

Shepherd, MI – The national bird of the United States had quite a run-in with a big rig this week… literally. The rare incident took place on Wednesday between 9 and 10 a.m. on US-127 about six miles south of Mt. Pleasant, Chief Luke Sawyer with the Shepherd Police Department (SPD) told Transportation Nation Network (TNN). […]

FMCSA Administrator Says No Proof Yet of Any Freight Broker Transparency Violations

Washington D.C. – The Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says the Agency has yet to receive a single complaint about freight brokers violating federal transparency regulations. During a webinar hosted by the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) on Thursday, Jim Mullen, FMCSA Acting Administrator, said the Agency has yet […]

Mexican Trucker Arrested in Big Rig Human Smuggling Bust

Salton City, CA – A truck driver from Mexico was arrested this week after authorities say he attempted to smuggle a dozen people into the United States by big rig. The incident occurred on Tuesday at the El Centro Sector. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a man driving a grey 2007 Freightliner […]

ELD Maker Argues New Hours of Service Changes Should Begin NOW

San Francisco, CA – An electronic logging device (ELD) maker is urging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to implement its newly issued hours of service (HOS) rule immediately. KeepTruckin’ says it is ready for the Agency’s new changes to HOS and wants to see them implemented as soon as possible.   Travis Baskin, […]

Trucker Sends Police on Manhunt (For Himself) Following Deadly Crash

San Antonio, TX – A 29-year-old trucker has been arrested following a deadly hit-and-run that took place on Interstate 10 early Friday morning. According to police, the fatal accident occurred just after 5:30 a.m. along I-10 near Dominion Road. A semi truck rear-ended a black Ford Fiesta, driven by a 46-year-old woman.   The woman, […]

FMCSA’s Hours of Service Final Rule Could Soon Face Legal Challenge

Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled its long-awaited hours of service (HOS) final rule last week, but it could soon face a legal challenge. On Thursday, May 14, the Agency outlined four key changes to the existing HOS rules.   The changes include: 1) Amending the 30-minute break rule by requiring a […]

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