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8 October
Load of beer a “total loss” in single-rig rollover

A full load of beer was spilled across a highway in Wisconsin on Wednesday, prompting the brewery to kick production into high gear. The accident happened on October 6th in Jackson County on Interstate 94 near Hixton. According to TMJ 4 News, The accident involved only one rig, and no serious injuries were reported, but traffic was backed up for around five hours as crews worked to clear the spilled beer.

14 September
The best things I’ve learned about truck drivers

“You’ve probably heard that trucks and truck drivers are the most dangerous things on the road,” said the commanding officer. Some in our class of new highway patrol recruits nodded. The nodding stopped short when the CO continued, with emphasis, “Not true.” The laws and regulations we enforce against trucking operations certainly outnumber the similar edicts aimed specifically at motorists. Trucks are large, mechanically complex, and often intimidating to others. Truck drivers, and their employers, are trying to earn a buck on the road. Therefore, many thought that truckers would at times bend the rules to do just that.

14 June
Biden administration pushing shippers, carriers to expand operating hours

Walmart, FedEx, railroads in talks to follow container ports’ lead. Big-box retailers and their rail- and truck-carrier partners are the next targets of a more round-the-clock operating regime being coordinated by the Biden administration to help solve the supply chain capacity crisis gripping the country. John Porcari, tapped in August by President Joe Biden as port envoy to the administration’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force, told a meeting of exporters on Thursday that over the next 90 days he will work to expand the operating strategy that began in September at the nation’s largest container port complex. More…