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Historical Ruling on Truckers’ Fourth Amendment Rights

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) says a recent ruling by a federal judge is a major historical victory for truckers’ rights. U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank ruled that the Minnesota State Patrol’s inspections to determine fatigue violated truckers’ … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Vanderburgh County – Tuesday morning, June 16, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Trooper John Puskas stopped the driver of a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer on I-64 at the 23 mile-marker for making an unsafe lane movement. The driver identified himself as Gary … Continue reading

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I-64 reopened after tanker fire

Virginia State Police say that a Richmond trucker put his life in harm’s way to keep 6,000 gallons of gasoline from exploding. “The whole thing could have gone up,” State Police Sgt. Lee Elliott said as the ruins of a truck … Continue reading

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Part of I-64 closed following Chesapeake officer’s shooting

Police blocked off part of Interstate 64 near U.S. 17 late this afternoon where a city police officer was shot. Chesapeake City Manager William Harrell said an officer was shot while Chesapeake police were assisting in a pursuit that began … Continue reading

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Flying J Truck Stop clerk busts nationwide shoplifting ring

The Flying J located on I-70 at MM 123 near Spiceland, IN. had some unwanted visitors. State police were called for a shoplifting and when Trooper Nate Raney arrived about 8:20 p.m. Friday night. He found two subjects who had … Continue reading

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Nabisco: Snack spill closes down I-65 again

The Fig Newton may be one of Nabisco’s most popular products, but Newton County seems to be bad luck for the snack food brand. For the second week in a row, a semitrailer rollover on Interstate 65, spilled Nabisco food … Continue reading

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Concerns About Proposed Rest Area Closures

A crash involving two tractor trailers is renewing concerns about a proposal to close the majority of Virginia’s rest areas. Virginia State Police say the driver of one of the trucks involved in the Wednesday crash at the exit 321 … Continue reading

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One person killed in tractor trailer accident on I-81

One person is dead after a tractor trailer accident this morning on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County. State Police say two tractor trailers collided around 1:45 a.m. The south right lane of traffic and the entrance ramp are still closed … Continue reading

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