USDA says states can’t block hemp transport

“States cannot block the interstate transport of legally produced hemp products, according to a legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”- According to the article in  freightwaves.com  and its author  Nate Tabak

‘The May 28 opinion concludes that states and federally recognized Native American tribes must allow the free-flow of hemp across state lines and reservations envisaged in the 2018 Farm Bill. Despite the legalization of hemp, state authorities have seized shipments and prosecuted truckers.” Tabak also wrote in his article

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Source and credits: freightwaves.com /  Nate Tabak, Canada Correspondent

“Someday in the near future, there will be no need for mirrors on commercial trucks because they may be no drivers to look into them. But until that day, mirrors remain a key part of the safety equation for truck drivers”. – According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Brian Straight

Straight also wrote – “Like everything else, though, companies are using technology to change that. So-called “mirrorless trucks” are already out on the highways being tested, and the camera technology being used could replace mirrors in the very near future, leaving drivers turning to video displays rather than physical mirrors”.

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com / Brian Straight

“Two tractor-trailers powered by hydrogen electric fuel cells will hit the highways of Alberta in a pilot program to test the viability of doing heavy-hauls over long distances in the western Canadian province”. – According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Nate Tabak

Tabak also wrote – “Freightliner trucks outfitted with three 70 kilowatt Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLDP) fuel cells will be able to travel up to 430 miles between battery recharges. The 64-metric ton b-train tractor trailers will enter service with Alberta-based carriers Bison Transport and Trimac Transportation, as part of the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC.) ”

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com /  Nate Tabak, Canada Correspondent

“According to figures published by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of large truck registrations in the United States rose by 27.6 percent between 2008 and 2016. The estimated vehicle miles traveled for those trucks increased 26.6 percent”. – According to article in ccjdigital.com and its author Jeff Crissey

Crisse also wrote – ” There are more trucks on the road today than ever, but truck parking capacity has been unable to keep pace, exacerbating an already bad situation”.

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Source and credits : overdriveonline.com / Jeff Crissey

American Truck Parking’s site shows truck parking availability and truck parking locations. The FHWA-funded project also offers dynamic parking availability in eight states.

“A parking brake issue has prompted Paccar to recall more than 1,800 Kenworth tractors, while an electrical system issue resulted in a recall of more than 5,000 vocational Peterbilt trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents”. According to article in overdriveonline.com and its author 

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“As some technology companies scale back or eliminate their self-driving programs, Starsky Robotics is pushing forward with its autonomous truck technology”. -According to article in freightwaves.com and it author Clarissa Hawes

Hawes also wrote – “The self-driving truck startup completed a series of road tests, with a driver behind the wheel, on a section of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway near Tampa, Florida, during the week of May 13”.

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com  / Clarissa Hawes

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. —” The trucker who is accused of causing a fiery crash that killed four people on Interstate 70 in Lakewood last month left jail after posting bail Saturday” – according to article in kdvr.com and its author  

Ruble also wrote – “Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, is charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, six counts of first-degree assault and 24 counts of attempted first-degree assault”.

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