Latest Trucking News

Government moves toward easing drive-time rules for truckers

Aug. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes. The Federal...

Correction: Fatal Crash-Settlement story

Aug. 6, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 2 about a wrongful death settlement, The Associated Press misidentified the company that employed a truck driver involved in a fatal accident. The driver worked for Food Haulers Inc., not Transervice Lease Corp. A corrected version of the story is below: Stamford...

Sweet mess: Syrup spills at edge of French Quarter

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Crews spent the night cleaning syrup from one block of a four-lane street along New Orleans' French Quarter. Police say a container truck spilled about 1,000 gallons (3,800 liters) of syrup Monday evening after a rubber shipping bladder broke. Both eastbound lanes of Rampart street...

Massachusetts investigates company tied to motorcycle deaths

Jul. 23, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the trucking company that employed the driver charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday an investigation into Westfield Transport...

Mexico uncovers massive migrant smuggling ring using trucks

Jul. 22, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials said Monday they have uncovered an industrial-scale migrant smuggling ring using tractor-trailer rigs disguised as freight deliveries for major companies. President Andres Manuel López Obrador said authorities found a tractor-trailer disguised with the logo of...

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Jul. 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak after the first big round of corporate earnings reports. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.4% to 21,445.03 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,667.60. South Korea's Kospi dipped...

Survivor of motorcycle collision sues pickup driver, company

Jul. 3, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A survivor of a collision that killed seven motorcyclists has sued the pickup driver charged in the crash and the trucking company that employed him. Attorney John Haymond tells The Boston Globe he filed the negligence suit Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield,...

Administration moves to ease drive-time rules for truckers

Jul. 1, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

OPAL, Va. (AP) — Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He'd reached the maximum number of hours in a day he's allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn't leave the truck unattended. So he parked and climbed into the sleeper berth in the back...

Tennessee panel OKs $13M in incentives for 4 companies

Jun. 28, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has approved almost $13 million in economic incentives for four companies, including about $10 million for SmileDirectClub's expansion in Nashville. The State Funding Board approved the incentives Thursday. Nashville-based clear teeth aligner company SmileDirect...

Bikers bid goodbye to 7 motorcyclists killed in crash

Jun. 23, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, N.H. (AP) — A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection Sunday as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck . The victims of the wreck Friday evening were members or...