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Truckers navigate fiery incident and prompt I-40 reopening

A semi truck transporting low-grade radioactive waste burst into flames on Interstate 40 in Nashville, Tennessee, leading to a temporary closure of the highway on Monday afternoon, February 5th.

What happened: The incident, which occurred near mile marker 204 at around 2:20 p.m., caused significant traffic disruptions, with the Nashville Fire Department working to extinguish the blaze and setting up perimeters to ensure public safety.

By the numbers: Both eastbound and westbound lanes of the interstate were shut down as emergency teams responded, but by 5 p.m. traffic was flowing again as all lanes reopened.

No danger: Despite the potentially hazardous nature of the cargo, the fire department confirmed that "no readings were found indicating any levels of any hazards present," and the radioactive material remained contained in its packaging.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency also arrived on scene to establish a command post and further investigate the situation.

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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