Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

California County May Halt New Trucking Terminals as Tensions Rise

Sutter County California

Sutter County may move to temporarily halt any new trucking operations in unincorporated areas as tensions mount with area residents over trucking terminals off Highway 99 south of Yuba City.

Joshua Gutierrez | Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, Calif.)
September 14, 2017

550 Warehouse Workers to Be Laid Off After Midwest Grocer Files for Bankruptcy

Central Grocers

After almost 100 years of doing business, Joliet,Ill.-based Central Grocers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy May 4 and will lay off about 550 employees at the company's Joliet warehouse.

Greg Trotter and Ally Marotti | Chicago Tribune
May 5, 2017

Large Trucks Banned From Loving Roads in New Mexico

Alyson Hurt/Flickr

Oil and gas companies have created little pushback since Loving, New Mexico, passed an ordinance in 2016 barring large trucks from using their town as a bypass to the highway.

Adrian C. Hedden | Carlsbad Current-Argus (N.M.)
March 24, 2017
Business, Safety, Government

160 US Carrier Bankruptcies Idle 4,510 Trucks in 4th Quarter

The freight-hauling capacity of at least 4,510 heavy-duty U.S. trucks evaporated during the last three months of 2016 as 160 fleets shuttered their doors and quit the industry, according to a study by investment firm Avondale Partners.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

In Trump’s Shadow, Rep. John Delaney Pushes Infrastructure Bank

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

While President-elect Donald Trump continues to defend his proposal to invest a $1 trillion in infrastructure, a member of Congress is reminding his colleagues that he, too, has a plan for upgrading the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

November 23, 2016
Business, Safety

Washington Town Mulls Restricting Trucks

Mark Goebel/Flickr

The Vancouver, Washington, City Council is expected to discuss an ordinance at its July 18 meeting that would prohibit trucks above a certain size from moving freight on 39th Street.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
July 5, 2016
Business, Safety

Large Trucks Banned From Accident-Plagued Kentucky Road

J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has banned certain large trucks from traveling on Ky. 151, the two-lane road in Anderson and Franklin counties that has seen numerous accidents involving such vehicles.

Greg Kocher | Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader
May 2, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

West Virginia Supreme Court Says Town Can’t Ban Trucks


In a ruling filed April 7, the West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that said Morgantown does not have the authority to ban trucks from using state roads in city limits.

Ben Conley | The (Morgantown, W.Va.) Dominion Post
April 8, 2016
Business, Safety, Government

Southern California Drayage Hauler TTSI Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

TT File Photo

The parent company of Total Transportation Services Inc. filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy in federal court in Delaware, citing legal difficulties relating to independent contractors and the California Labor Commissioner.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 16, 2016
Business, Safety, Government

Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Carriers, Seeks Millions in Past Payments

Russ MacNeil

The trustee for TransVantage Solutions Inc., a bankrupt freight bill payment firm, is suing more than 500 truckers and other transport companies in a bid to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars by claiming payments made over several years were improper.

May 18, 2015