Monthly Archives: April 2018

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CRST names Kimberly Maes…

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by THE TRUCKER NEWS SERVICES Photo: CRST CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — CRST International Inc., one of the largest privately-held transportation companies..

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February figures show Class…

An FTR official said the Class 8 market remains “red-hot” and that the capacity crunch is transforming into a capacity crisis and many fleets of..

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‘Bespoke’ trucks? Shell and…

The body of the Starship Project tractor is a bespoke aerodynamic design made of carbon fiber, including the side skirts, hood, and front end. (SHELL..

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Peterson’s new smart trailer…

By signaling trailer issues as they happen, PULSE enhances the safety of driver and cargo, and helps avoid road incidents, CSA violations, and costly fines,..

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February Class 8 U.S.…

With sales of 4,403 year-to-date compared with 2,599 for the same period last year, International sales are up 69.4 percent this year. Pictured is the..

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Survey underway to assess…

The Province of Ontario is conducting a survey among truck drivers to identify where additional parking is needed. (©2018 FOTOSEARCH) TORONTO — The Ontario Ministry..

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Volvo debuts ‘rugged yet…

The new Volvo VNX series is available in three cab sizes — daycab, 42inch sleeper and 70-inch sleeper. The VNX 740 (above) features a 70-inch..

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NTSB says truck-car crash…

This photo shows the SUV that was struck in the rear by the tractor-trailer. There is substantial damage to the entire vehicle with the most..

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Kenworth T680 now available…

Designed from the ground up, the Paccar transmission is up to 105 pounds lighter than comparable transmissions, allowing for greater payloads, spokesmen said. (Courtesy: KENWORTH..

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Trucking loses staunch safety…

RJ Taylor received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America in 2005. (The Trucker file photo) A recent e-mail brought..

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Old Dominion exec Earl…

Earl Congdon, center, accepts the American Trucking Associations Diamond Legacy Award from ATA President and CEO Chris Spear, left. David Congdon, vice chairman and CEO,..

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Trucks most utilized mode…

Trucks accounted for $720.8 billion of the $1.1 trillion in freight with Canada and Mexico, BTS reported. (The Trucker file photo) All five of the..

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Trucker, songwriter Paul Marhoefer…

Trucker Paul Marhoefer’s CD, “Bessemer to Birmingham,” is being marketed at truck stops. Marhoefer is still pulling reefers, saying he hopes to be trucking when..

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New drivers need to…

Eddy Mullins has been training drivers for JB Hunt for 18 years, and he says new drivers are coming to him today with less and..

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FMCSA issues guidance on…

Based on a March 9 policy announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Old Dominion Freight Line has withdrawn its petition for a waiver..

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Trump signs $1.3 trillion…

President Donald Trump praised the increases the bill provides for military spending and said he had "no choice but to fund our military," AP reported...

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Ex-White House spokesman Ari…

Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003, assessed the current state of American politics in general..

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Goodyear honors 3 drivers…

From left are Goodyear Marketing Director Gary Medalis, the 2018 Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Frank Vieira, and finalists Brian Bucenell and Ryan Moody. (The..

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After 6 weeks of…

By the time oil has gone through the refining process to get to diesel and by the time diesel gets to distribution centers and the..

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WIT member Tiffany Hanna…

Left to right are Jim Stevenson, Arrow director of national accounts; Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO; truck winner Tiffany Hanna and Arrow’s Jim Taber...

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Texas driver Mike Sheeds…

A professional driver of more than 27 years, Mike Sheeds has over 3.5 million safe driving miles under his belt. Sheeds has trained more than..

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Trucks move $60.6B in…

Texas saw the most freight coming through its ports, $24.8 billion in truck freight — 14.3 percent more than last year — while Michigan followed..

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Other shoe has dropped…

Logged-in carriers and enforcement users with crashes determined to be “not preventable” as part of the program can view measures and percentiles calculated with and..

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Pilot Flying J -…

Sometimes it’s so difficult for truck drivers to get seen by a doctor they get in the habit of ignoring their health problems altogether, half..

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Looks as though there's…

Hours of Service issues continued to rank high on the list of out-of-service violations. There were 6,565 drivers put OOS for no driver record-of-duty status...

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Diesel prices surge

On-highway diesel prices spiked this week after a brief hiccup last week in their upward trajectory.    As so often happens, oil prices were falling..

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No to young truckers

“We think it’s irresponsible to put young drivers behind the wheel of a truck in order to avoid addressing the real problems of high turnover,”..

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Trucking recession-proof career

Melissa Allen says she got her CDL because truck drivers will always be needed.   Melissa Allen was recently named Women In Trucking's April Member..

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W. Star offers rebate…

Recently, Western Star collaborated with WTFC to create a promotional wrap on a 5700XE model featuring the organization’s name and pictures of its members.  ..

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PennDOT: 3P completed 390…

PennDOT  says by the end of the month eight more bridges will be open.©2018Fotosearch The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement project, a..

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Former CVSA chief promoted

Thompson currently serves as a Board Member for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and served as president of the organization in 2016. (Courtesy: ARDOT)..

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Indiana EB I-64 traffic…

At 8 p.m. Monday, eastbound I-64 over Captain Frank Road — located 0.29 miles east of I-265 — will be restricted to a single lane..

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Bendix milestone

Bendix spokesman says air dryer has "legacy of reliability."     ELYRIA, Ohio — A funny thing happens when some people lay eyes on the..

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Automatic fuel savings

The system closes the TrailerTail when the truck goes in reverse or stops. LONGVIEW, Texas — STEMCO Products Inc. has announced a new aerodynamic product,..

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Average on-highway diesel price…

Every region in the country showed an increase for the week ending April 23. WASHINGTON — In a trend that’s not likely to end soon,..

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Volvo Trucks celebrates 35…

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s 1983 introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American truck model to offer a modern, streamlined design..

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Driver in deadly immigrant…

In this July 24, 2017, file photo, James Matthew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing in San Antonio, Texas. Bradley,..

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Mississippi OKs $25 million…

JACKSON, Miss. — Top Mississippi officials have approved the state's borrowing $25 million to help repair or replace dangerous bridges. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, Democratic..

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index…

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in March after easing downward by 0.8..

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Maryland governor calls for…

ANNAPOLIS, Md.  — Gov. Larry Hogan directed state transportation officials on Friday to seek a new contract for a multimillion highway expansion after a news..

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