Join the free TruckingTrend newsletter to see the latest news first.
The no-fluff trucking stories you need to see.
Latest News Top Stories Videos Traffic Weather

Winter storm leads to major pileup on Interstate 70 in Missouri

A multi-vehicle pileup on the afternoon of February 16 brought westbound Interstate 70 in Warren County, Missouri, to a standstill, closing the highway between Wright City and Warrenton.

What happened: The accidents occurred while a winter weather advisory was in effect, during which the area received over 5 inches of snowfall. Local officials indicate that there were multiple collisions on the interstate described as "pile-ups," though the exact number of vehicles involved has not been disclosed.

Driving warnings: Warren County Emergency Management Agency advised motorists to avoid travel unless necessary and warned that the number of vehicles requiring towing exceeded the availability of tow trucks.

  • The closures resulted in substantial traffic backups, with authorities urging those already on the road to be prepared for extended waiting times.

Emergency measures: As temperatures were expected to drop severely overnight, Warren County EMA activated the Emergency Weather Response Hotline for anyone needing shelter, with potential transportation assistance for those stranded.

Clean-up efforts: By early evening, some movement was reported in the westbound lanes, but one lane remained closed and the Warren County EMA did not have an estimated time for full reopening, according to the Warren County Record.

Highway 47 also faced closures but was later fully reopened, along with incremental progress in clearing State Highway TT.

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.
Read more ⟶

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.
Read more ⟶

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.
Read more ⟶