Editor’s Note: Before 2016 arrives, Truckers News is taking a look back at the year about to expire. Over the next two weeks we’re taking a month-by-month look at the stories and videos that were most popular with you, our readers.
December saw the final version of the highway bill produced, with 1,300 pages, and the FMCSA dealt an out of service order to a Louisiana woman for falsifying an application.
These were the most read Truckers News stories of December 2015:
1. See what’s in and what’s out of 1,300-page transpo bill (Read it here.)
The final version of a long-term highway bill was produced by a joint Congressional committee. It included the removal from public view major components of the DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring and ranking program.
2. False application leads to ‘out of service’ order (Read it here.)
Louisiana-based driver Pamela Parker was indicted for making a false statement to the FMCSA. While reviewing Parker Trucking in May of 2013, the FMCSA found multiple violations of FMCSA regulations.
3. Truck takes out historic bridge on Christmas Day (Read it here.)
A 23-year-old truck driver crunched a 135-year-old historic bridge in Paoli, Ind. Truck driver Mary Lambright told police she didn’t know how much 6 tons, the weight limit for the bridge, was when she tried to cross the bridge. Trucks were not allowed on the bridge.
These were the most watched videos on Truckers News in December 2015:
1. Truck loses dangerous load on a curve
2. Big truck in a little trouble needs even bigger tractor
3. 4-wheeler lucky they cut off a good truck driver