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During disruption events, truckers should be well-informed about the measures that are being taken to help them, according to Scott Grenerth, subject matter expert at Truck Specialized Parking Services.

Truck Specialized Parking Services offers drivers information on truck parking availability. Grenerth, who has logged more than 1 million miles of safe driving as a company driver and owner-operator, spoke at a webinar hosted by the Federal Highway Administration on July 21. The event was part of FHWA’s Talking Freight seminar series.

Grenerth pointed to the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic to emphasize the importance of communicating to truckers. When the pandemic caused stores and travel centers to limit services or shut down completely, truckers had difficulty finding so much as a cup of coffee.

In early April 2020, FHWA issued a notice to state departments of transportation that the agency would allow food trucks (or at least not ticket them) at federally funded interstate highway rest areas to support truck drivers during the pandemic. A few states responded quickly, including Grenerth’s home state of Ohio.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Even though there are still far less people flying than before the pandemic, the number of guns turning up at checkpoints is sky-high. 

At Reagan National Airport, in three separate incidents, people were stopped while trying to bring loaded weapons through security in their carry-on luggage.

The TSA director at Reagan said in a statement Wednesday that there is an epidemic of guns showing up at the airport and it’s happening in other airports across the country as well.  

"That’s very alarming," one traveler told FOX 5. "With all the security they have I don’t know how they think that’s possible."

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