Owner operator land weekly trucking news digest #87

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Shell Rotella SuperRigs 2021

“A Time to Shine” is a theme of the 39th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition. We all are missing such kinds of events because many of them were not held due to the COVID-19 restrictions. You can attend this truck beauty contest on July 29-31. Read more about it here.

More cargo thefts are expected on Memorial Day weekend

CargoNet is a company that helps prevent cargo theft. They warn that an increase in cargo thefts is expected over Memorial Day. For example, steals during last year’s holiday weekend were up 35 percent from the previous year’s holiday period. In this post, you can find more statistical information and safety tips.

Mental Health Tips for Truckers

Truckers are more prone to depression and other psychological problems than many others. This is due to their lonely lifestyle and frequent stressful situations at work. In this post, you can find simple tips on how to help yourself get through the day in a positive mood.

The Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act

Driving a truck is not the same as driving a car. And overspeeding can lead to fatal accidents. That is why for ten years now, a bill about the new speed limiter rule for trucks has been under consideration. According to the Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act, the speed of the truck should not exceed more than 65 miles per hour. Here you can find more information about this bill and its pros and cons.

FMCSA Extends HOS Emergency Declaration again

FMCSA announced that it will again extend the expiring emergency declaration providing regulatory relief for truck drivers hauling certain relief supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the whole information here