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Greenbelt, MD – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual week-long enforcement blitz is almost here, so here’s what you need to know.
Operation Safe Driver Week 2020 begins on Sunday, July 12 and will concl
- 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
Chattanooga, TN – Covenant Logistics Group has completed the sale of its transportation factoring business in a deal worth up to $142 million.
On Wednesday, the Chattanooga, TN-based mega carrier announced the completion
- 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
Salt Lake City, UT – A Utah trucking company owner is in trouble with the law (again) after allegedly submitting a fraudulent loan application and subsequently misusing funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
- 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Los Angeles, CA – J.B. Hunt has agreed to settle an independent contractor misclassification class action lawsuit filed in California for $6.5 million.
According to court filings this week in U.S. Federal District Court
- 14 hours, 56 minutes ago
Washington D.C. – More than 3,000 trucking companies have secured Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of at least $150,000.
According to a new report from the Small Business Administration (SBA), a total of 3,205 lon
- 17 hours, 5 minutes ago
Oakland, CA – A new lawsuit alleges the City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is discriminating against minority truckers who service the Port of Oakland.
The taxpayer lawsuit filed in the Alameda Super
- 17 hours, 20 minutes ago
Woodland, CA – A California truck driver who lost his leg in a loading accident in 2017 has been awarded nearly $8 million by a Yolo County jury.
On Monday in Yolo Superior Court, a jury returned a verdict awarding truck
- 18 hours, 28 minutes ago
Greenbelt, MD – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will proceed as scheduled in August.
In an announcement on Tuesday, the CVSA informed that enforcement officials will inspect commercia
- 1 day, 11 hours ago
Miami Gardens, FL – A Florida couple alleges they were victims a hate crime following a road rage shooting incident that involved a truck driver over the weekend.
According to the arrest aff
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Chicago, IL – The co-owner and vice president of a large refrigerated fleet is speaking out and issuing a warning to leaders and residents of cities defunding police.
- 1 day, 15 hours ago
Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) could soon study two split sleeper-berth exceptions, according to the Agency’s Acting Director.
Speaking at the Truckload Carriers Association’s
- 1 day, 15 hours ago
Hampton, VA – A Virginia truck driver lost his life after crashing into a disabled passenger vehicle along Interstate 64 in the early hours on Monday.
According to the Virginia State Police (VSP), semi-tanker driver 60-
- 2 days, 13 hours ago
Minneapolis, MN – It’s been more than a month since Hennepin County authorities released 35-year-old Bogdan Vechirko from custody, but he could still face criminal charges.
On Monday, Hennepin County District Attorney s
I don’t know what to think of this. On the one hand, he was out trying to do his job. On the other, the day this happened, the access points to get to that location on the bridge had been shut down, meaning he chose to ignore the road closed signs.
It is my understanding that the driver was already on the freeway and they closed the access behind him because people were going out onto the interstate. With that being said .. EVERY single one of the “protestors” (term used very lightly) were in violation of the Hobbs Act 18 US Code 1951 and should be held accountable, as well as the city of Minneapolis for willfully allowing them to violate federal law.
Correct, the driver was determined to be on the highway legally and did not break any laws to get there. We talk more about that (and what led to the early closure of I-35W) in this article here: https://www.transportationnation.com/officials-confirm-trucker-who-drove-into-protest-had-no-intent-to-harm/
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Actually, authorities said they hadn’t shut the road down yet, so there were no signs, barricades or anything else in place.
This was directly from MPD and MN DOT…..
Thanks all for your comments!!
Thanks for your comment James! Mr. Vechirko was determined by authorities to be on the highway legally and did not break any laws to get there.
We talk more about that (and what led to the early closure of I-35W) in this article here: https://www.transportationnation.com/officials-confirm-trucker-who-drove-into-protest-had-no-intent-to-harm/
That would be incorrect, he was already on the highway before the authorities shut it down, not to mention the protest started earlier
So from the previous comments the roads and bridges were not closed down; was the rioting protestors lawfully assembled on a highway? And if they were unlawfully assembled what right do they have to assemble on a highway and shutting it down? What right do they have in stopping a vehicle on a highway, vandalizing a truck with hazardous materials and committing felony batteries upon the driver. What charges are being brought upon anarchist.
- 2 days, 15 hours ago
Brooklawn, NJ – A trucker was discovered dead inside his semi-truck on Sunday after a New Jersey diner owner became concerned and sought to check on him.
Dervis Akturk is the owner of the Empire Diner, located at 297 Cre
- 2 days, 15 hours ago
Red Deer, Alberta – A trucker hauling a double-wide mobile home was recently slapped with dozens of charges when authorities in Alberta intercepted the transport after receiving numerous complaints.
Seymour, IN – The Seymour Police Department (SPD) is investigating a fire that broke out at a local truck stop during the early morning hours on Monday.
According to a Facebook post made at 5:42 a.m. on Monday, the fire
- 2 days, 23 hours ago
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