Stories tagged: trucking
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020
Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 30, 2020
During its search for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an outside company. Not on the list: Louis …
Sat., March 28, 2020
Spokane trucker keeps supplies moving under increasingly difficult conditions. But will he ever find hand sanitizer?
Kevin Snider left Spokane on March 9 as scheduled to fill his 73-foot tractor trailer with frozen french fries and beef in Richland before beginning his regular delivery route destined …
UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019
The school’s partnership with Drive509 enables students to meet commercial driver’s license requirements in both Washington and Idaho, according to a news release.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Shoppers could see grocery prices rise because of a new federal mandate requiring most long-distance truckers to use electronic logging devices to keep track of their time spent driving.
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs – and, more recently, solar panels – Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
After months of hearings and reports, an interim committee of the Idaho Legislature charged with re-examining truck registration fees in Idaho – in the wake of a 2010 state report …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
As Congress debates a new law to promote self-driving technology, however, it may exempt big commercial vehicles in the hope of saving trucking jobs. That won’t work.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
Worn-out brakes on a dump truck caused a December accident that fatally injured a contract worker at the Buckhorn Mine in Okanogan County, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration …
Fri., March 24, 2017
Neil Gorsuch stands out. Seven judges heard Alphonse Maddin’s case. Six sided with the frozen trucker.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
Bigger trucks with heavier loads are proposed for U.S. Highway 95 and several other highways in North Idaho.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016
Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
MOSCOW, Idaho — A Lewiston truck driver has died of injuries suffered when another vehicle struck him as he stood outside his truck on U.S. Highway 95 south of Moscow.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012
BOISE – On a 5-4 vote, an Idaho Senate committee Thursday killed legislation to allow big trucks to drive 75 mph on the state’s freeways, just like cars. Senate Transportation …
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010
Idaho Supreme Court justices had lots of questions today as they heard arguments on whether the Idaho Transportation Department violated its own regulations in approving permits for four giant truckloads …