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MNDOT camera catches hot air balloon crash near Highway 63

A hot air balloon crash near a Minnesota highway was caught on camera by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) on Wednesday morning.

The crash: The incident, which took place just before 7 a.m. near Highway 63, occurred when a gust of wind forced the balloon into power lines as the operator tried to land in a field.

After hitting the power line, the balloon's basket detached, sending its three passengers falling 20-30 feet to the ground. The crash also sparked a brush fire.

Injuries: Two of the passengers sustained very minor injuries as a result of the fall.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the cause of the accident.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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