Oregon leading in enforcement of truck safety law

Among long-haul drivers and heavy truck operators, Oregon has an interesting distinction. Oregon ranks #1 among states for enforcement of hours-of-service laws (HOS), meant to ensure truckers get adequate rest. Nearly 25% of all trucker tickets in the state are for HOS violations—compared to 9% nationally. Hours-of-service rules as of July 2013* An average work-week… Learn More »

Truck inspection sidelines Oregon and Washington drivers

Oregon Department of Transportation inspectors joined Washington officials to perform safety checks on truckers along I-5 to see whether they were taking breaks as required by federal law. 26% of the truck drivers pulled over along Interstate 5 in Oregon – Ashland, Woodburn, and Roseburg – failed the safety inspection. In Washington, about 13% of… Learn More »