A look at what is trending this morning in the world of transportation.
- A concerned citizen in Nevada City, CA, writes to the Elko Daily Free Press, claiming that fast-moving trucks on the newly resurfaced Highway 93 are kicking up loose gravel and damaging car windshields.
- Police in Shawano County, WI, have arrested a man accused of stealing two semi-trucks over two days earlier this month, crashing one into a police cruiser, before escaping on foot, according to WAOW Channel 9.
- A truck driver in Vermont trusted his GPS and it led him straight into a rock, upon which his trailer got struck and traffic got backed up, according to WCAX TV.
- In Pennsylvania, commercial truck body builder Reading Truck Body held a job fair for 20 open positions and the result was long lines for potential applicants. WFMZ-TV 69 News has the video.
- A funeral home owner in Pharr, Texas, allegedly told police he was tired of tow truck drivers using his parking lot to hook up cars, so he rammed his pickup truck into one of the tow trucks, leading to his arrest for assault and weapons charges, says Action News 4.
- The most stolen pickup of 2013? It’s the Chevrolet Silverado, according to Motor Trend.
- Mud slide have shut down roads in Twisp, WA, stranding up to 12 vehicles along one stretch of Highway 163, according to the Associated Press.
- The North Carolina DOT expects two toll lanes to be added along Interstate 77 in each direction. Construction will start next spring or summer, the Lake Wylie Pilot reports, despite protests from concerned groups who claim the state held meetings on the $650 million project behind closed doors.
- The EE Times gives readers a primer on vehicle-to-vehicle communications in its “7 things to know about Uncle Sam’s plan.”