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Memorial Day

Warm wishes to you and your family on Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude goes to our beloved sons and daughters who gave us a chance to make this world a better place.

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Summer Driving Tips

For many of us, summertime usually means vacations and summer road trips. Now is a good time to review these summer driving safety tips. A little planning and some safety checks might spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown — or worse, a highway crash. Summer Changes Air Conditioning As the temperature…

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Roadcheck 2022 focuses on wheel ends

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blitz runs May 17-19. Find out how to avoid the most frequent violations on the road. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set the dates for its 2022 International Roadcheck, the 72-hour blitz of commercial vehicle inspections across North America. From May 17 to May 19, law enforcement…

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Truckers Respond to Plans for Apprenticeship Pilot Program

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A newly released summary of public comments on the federal driver apprenticeship pilot program was mixed, with trucking trade groups generally supporting the program, while many small truckers and independent operators offered a variety of criticisms and suggestions. The three-year pilot, expected to get…

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Two Melton drivers honored for their swift actions at major accident

Two Melton Truck Lines drivers were recently honored for assisting victims at a major accident scene in Kentucky last fall. The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck drivers Michael Maines and Daniel Worm Highway Angels for using their medical backgrounds to assist seriously-injured passengers during a car crash last September in Louisville, Kentucky. TCA explains:…

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CVSA: Roadcheck Will be Postponed

After their announcement a few weeks ago that Roadcheck would continue as scheduled, the CVSA has decided to postpone their annual enforcement event.  The 72-hour, annual event was scheduled to take place from May 5 to May 7, 2020. The postponement comes as the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the country. It is the first time…

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Hands-free mobile device law takes effect Feb. 23

Effective Feb. 23, Massachusetts law will prohibit operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile phones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. You can download a short overview to print here. Drivers who are 18 and over Can only use electronic devices and mobile phones in hands-free mode and are…

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