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Tow crews brave blizzard to rescue big rigs trapped on I-80

In Truckee, California, tow truck heroes worked tirelessly to free big rigs buried in blizzard snow.

The challenge: A massive weekend snowstorm in the Sierra Nevadas trapped trucks under feet of snow along I-80, blocking the road for days.

  • The tow crews had to dig deep, with snow reaching up to the drivers' windows.
  • They managed to clear the way for passenger vehicles by Monday morning.

Road reopening: Passenger vehicles hit the road first, and big rigs followed in the afternoon with chaining requirements, according to Caltrans District 3.

Such efforts by the tow teams are essential in ensuring that truckers and travelers can safely continue their journeys after extreme weather incidents.

As I-80 reopens, transport resumes after a daunting pause due to nature's formidable snow barricade.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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