Here is a look at what is happening around the world of trucking today:
- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, along with public interest groups Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH), are suing the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in U.S. District Court in order to force them to issue new rules outlining training standards for entry-level truck drivers.
- The ABC News 20/20 program plans a television expose on the risks posed by trucks drivers operating their rigs when sleep deprived.
- Pennsylvania TV news outlet WHAG reports on the increasing concerns about the growing amount of truck traffic on north/south Interstate 81.
- Forbes files a report on what 2015 model year light trucks and sport utility vehicles buyers should avoid.
- The Journal of Commerce notes that FedEx Freight’s profits are soaring thanks to higher LTL demand.
- The Baltimore Business Journal reports on an effort to develop a “logistics campus” at Sparrows Point.
- A story in the Citizen Times delves into a 25-year transportation vision recently revealed by North Carolina’s governor.