USDOT Announces Funding Opportunity For Roadway Safety

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to build the capacity of state, local, and tribal governments to use innovative data tools and information to improve roadway safety. “This is part of the Department’s ongoing effort to utilize predictive data analytics to identify and address systemic factors contributing

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Texas Emergency Declaration Extended

WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The Regional Field Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Western Service Center, hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants extension of Regional Emergency Declaration No. 2019-006 issued on October 28, 2019 and continuing the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for

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Ohio Truck Driver Declared Imminent Hazard By USDOT

TOLEDO, OH (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Barnhart was served the federal order on October 28, 2019. On September 28, 2019,

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Truck Driver Sneezes, Rolls Truck

HAMMOND, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: State Police) — Thursday morning a fit of sneezing and coughing caused a truck driver to lose control of his semi and roll over. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Clay McBride showed at approximately 11:00 a.m., yesterday, Thursday, October 17, 2019, a 2018 Freightliner semi pulling a box trailer, owned by Semo Express out of Sikeston, Missouri,

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Leizerman, Fried Headline Truck Attorney Symposium

Nearly 400 lawyers attend ATAA conference in Nashville, learn from the best plaintiff’s trucking attorneys. NASHVILLE, TN (TruckingNewsNow.com) — More than 400 lawyers and paralegals brought this year’s Academy of Truck Accident Attorney Symposium to record-setting attendance levels as the nation’s leading truck accident plaintiff’s attorneys gave advice and shared experience in litigating major truck crashes. In nearly 50 sessions

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Semi Driver Killed In Louisiana Crash

LEBEAU, LA (TruckingNewsNow.com via LA State Police) — Shortly after 1:30 pm on September 18, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle crash on LA 361 near LA 71 in St. Landry Parish. The crash ultimately took the life of 61-year-old Steven Lambert of Mansura. The initial investigation by State Police revealed Lambert was

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