Oklahoma transportation officials hope that early-completion incentives for the contractor will allow them to reopen in August the I-40 bridge destroyed by a barge in late May.
Pegasus TransTech (www.transflo.com) has launched its TRANSFLO Express document scanning service at more than 150 truck stops. Drivers present documents to a fuel desk attendant for scanning, and images are delivered electronically to the carrier for immediate billing and payroll processing.
Great Dane Trailers acquired Trailmobile Trailer plants in Jonesboro, Ark., and Charleston, Ill.
Fourteen organizations have sued the U.S. Department of Transportation to lower hazardous materials registration fees. DOT is supposed to adjust fees in the event of a surplus in a hazmat emergency fund, and the surplus stands at about $20 million.
Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) introduced a bill (H.R. 4762) to require that drivers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 receive at least the equivalent of the minimum wage for all hours worked.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) proposed legislation (S. 2606) to provide financial aid to trucking employees who lose their jobs due to expanded Mexican operations within the United States.