July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart following a crash last month on the New Jersey Turnpike in which he was severely injured, while James McNair, a comedian known as Jimmy Mack was killed and two others were hurt.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, Walmart, Litigation, 34-Hour Restart
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report of its investigation into the June 7 truck crash that severely injured celebrity Tracy Morgan along with killing one person, showing the truck driver was traveling well beyond the posted speed limit.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, Wal-Mart, Truck Drivers, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Fatigue, Safety & Compliance, 34-Hour Restart
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
The Walmart truck driver at the center of the media frenzy over a crash that severely injured comedian Tracey Morgan pleaded not guilty to charges on Wednesday.
Tags: Fatigue, Hours of Service, Accidents, 34-Hour Restart, New Jersey, Walmart
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The truck driver for Walmart who faces multiple charges in the early Saturday morning crash that severely injured comedian and actor Tracy Morgan had not slept for more than 24 hours, according to court documents filed by police.
Tags: Accidents, Drivers, New Jersey, Walmart, Fatigue
January 27, 2014 - Industry News
While Super Bowl XLVIII is still a few days away but it’s already affecting traffic in parts of New York City and New Jersey.
Tags: New York City, New Jersey, Traffic Congestion
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.
Tags: Drivers, Minnesota, Regulations, Michigan, Hours of Service, New Jersey, Arkansas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Safety and Compliance, Weather, Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Extremely cold weather in parts of the country has led to some states issuing emergency waivers of federal trucking rules when it comes to hauling different fuels.
Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, Propane Autogas, Vermont, New Hampshire, Weather
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
More states, including Wisconsin and New Jersey, may be following the lead of Illinois Gov. Pat Quin who signed legislation Monday increasing the state’s top speed limit to 70 mph.
Tags: Drivers, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Speed Limits, Highways
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., a longtime advocate of tough truck safety legislation, has died at age 89. Most recently, he reintroduced a bill that would restrict truck size and weight limits, continuing his long opposition to any easing of those standards.
Tags: Truck Safety, New Jersey, U.S. Senate
May 10, 2013 - Industry News
On May 9, New Jersey Gov. Christie signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assembly Republican Conference Leader Dave Rible that cracks down on cargo theft in New Jersey.
The measure is named the "Lt. Scott Jenkins Law" in memory of a founding member of the State Police Cargo Theft Unit, and is sponsored by 17 other Assembly Republicans.
Tags: Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Security, New Jersey
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