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I-65 Crash preceded by 9-1-1 callers

LAKE COUNTY, IN ( (Source: Indiana State Police) — Saturday at 12:20 p.m., the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center began to receive 911 calls of an erratic driver southbound on I-65 from U.S. 30. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Dwayne Haliburton and Trooper John Landowski show that the vehicle, a white 2005 Ford van, struck a median wall at an unknown

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Questions, Answers From FMCSA On Coronavirus Product Transport, Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. ( (Source: DOT) — The FMCSA has published a Q&A for drivers, shippers regarding transport of products related to the national coronavirus emergency. Here is the complete text: Are loads that include supplies related to direct assistance under the emergency declaration mixed with other, un-related materials covered under the declaration? Generally, yes, however, mixed loads with only a

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FMCSA Provides HOS Relief To Drivers Hauling Coronavirus Products

WASHINGTON, D.C., ( — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration (FMCSA) Thursday issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, FMCSA is providing additional regulatory relief to our nation’s commercial drivers to get critically important

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Semi Stands Up, Hits Overpass In Indiana

CROWN POINT, IN ( (Source: Indiana State Police) — Last night at approximately 10:17 p.m., a semi hauling a dump trailer was north bound on I-65 at the 248.8 mile-marker.  At some point, the driver of the truck inadvertently activated the dump control, resulting in the trailer tilting to the upright position.  The trailer struck the 113th Ave. overpass as the

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FMCSA Delays Entry Level Requirement Rule

WASHINGTON, DC ( — FMCSA is amending its December 8, 2016, final rule, “Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators” (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022. This action will provide FMCSA additional time to complete development of the Training Provider Registry (TPR). The TPR will

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FMCSA Says Nevada Trucker Is ‘Imminent Hazard’

WASHINGTON, DC ( (SourceL USDOT) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Nevada-licensed commercial driver Mamadou Diaby to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce.  Diaby was served the federal order on January 3, 2020. Diaby, a commercial

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