Poll on the proposed closure of the Lewis and Clark Bridge
Washington State DOT conducts online investigation investigation regarding a proposed closure of the Lewis and Clark Bridge between Longview, Washington, and Rainier, Oregon. The closure would take place over six days in the spring or summer of 2023. Survey responses will be accepted until August 15.
The Pilot Flying J Road Warrior contest returns
Entries are being accepted for Pilot Flying J’s annual Road Warrior contest. The company is offering up to $30,000 this year to three professional drivers who go the extra mile in their jobs and in their communities. The deadline is August 15. Make an online nomination at PilotFlyingJ.com/RoadWarrior.
Truckers for Troops donations are accepted
Truckers can still donate direction to OOIDA truckers for troops. The program sends care packages to U.S. troops overseas and supports the Veterans Community Project’s efforts to end veteran homelessness.
Update of the emergency declarations site
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has updated its emergency reporting website. According to CVSA, the improvements include changes to allowable weights, an interactive map of declarations in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and comprehensive details on exemptions. Learn more about the emergency declarations websiteCVSA.org Emergency Statements.
Protect yourself from theft
As the economy picks up and things get back to normal, cargo theft is also picking up. You can get more information on how to protect yourself against cargo theft at Cargonet website.
Navistar has recalled nearly 34,000 2022 and 2023 HV, HX, Lonestar and LT trucks. NHTSA says RH Sheppard steering gears may have been assembled incorrectly, which can cause the gears to fracture, resulting in means loss of steering control and increased risk of an accident. Notification letters should be sent out in August.
Brake Safety Week
The CVSAs Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 21-27. During the enforcement campaign, commercial motor vehicle inspectors perform brake system inspections on large trucks and buses in the United States, Canada and Mexico.