Man Steals Cement Truck, Hits Vehicles at Michigan GM Facility

Article 0 Comments Authorities say a person is in custody after driving a stolen cement truck through a locked gate at a General Motors facility in mid-Michigan and hitting several parked vehicles. The Eaton County sheriff’s office says no one was injured in the early Thursday collisions in Delta Township, […]

Denmark Bans Truck Trailers on Trains After Deadly Accident

Article 0 Comments Denmark has banned truck trailers on trains following a deadly accident last week in which a high-speed passenger train struck cargo that had fallen off a freight train coming from the opposite direction. The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority also said it is imposing stricter conditions […]

Volvo Offers Self-Driving Truck with No Cab as Way to Address Shortage of Drivers

Article 0 Comments Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in e-commerce and a shortage of freight drivers. Volvo said the truck, which does not have a driver’s cab, was still under development […]

Father of Man Hurt in GOP Train Crash in Virginia Sues Over Crossing

Article 0 Comments The father of a man injured when a trash truck he was riding in was struck by a train full of Republican lawmakers is suing over the crossing where the collision happened. Charlottesville TV stations WCAV and WVIR report Dennis Eddy’s father filed a lawsuit Friday against […]

North Dakota Businesses Hobbled by Trucking Delays

Article 0 Comments North Dakota businesses that rely on truck drivers for supplies have been experiencing delays due to mandated electronic logging devices. Delivery times to Dakota Gasification Co. have sometimes doubled or tripled after the Federal Motor Carrier Association began requiring the electronic logging devices for commercial drivers this […]

Tornado, or Not? Occupied Truck Lifted During Storm in Iowa

Article 0 Comments A northern Iowa man was driving through a storm when his truck was lifted in the air and carried into a farm field. The Globe Gazette reports that 22-year-old Parker Brumm left Rockford on Saturday before the storm became severe to visit a friend in Nora Springs. […]

Connecticut Man Awarded $82K After Crash with Truck

Article 1 Comments A Connecticut man injured when the vehicle he was in crashed with a truck carrying portable toilets has been awarded $82,000 in a lawsuit. The Connecticut Post reports that 52-year-old Randall Ryan, of Bridgeport, Conn., claimed he suffered physical and emotional injuries in the September 2016 crash […]

USI Southwest Finalizes Truck Insurance Program with Trisura Specialty

Article 0 Comments USI Southwest has finalized an exclusive Intermodal Truck Insurance Program with Hybrid US fronting carrier Trisura Specialty. The program will immediately target intermodal transportation companies in Texas with plans to expand to other regions of the United States over time. USI Southwest’s Transportation Division, based in Dallas, […]

Ryder Rolls Out Commercial Vehicle Sharing Program

Article 0 Comments The sharing economy is coming to the truck rental industry. Truck leasing and rental firm Ryder System is launching an online sharing platform that offers fleet owners with idle vehicles the opportunity to rent their underutilized commercial vehicles to other businesses needing one for hours or days. […]