Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

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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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Mobil Delvac panel discusses…

There’s a lot of concern these days about the growing driver shortage. And it’s a valid concern. But there is another area where the supply..

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PFJ official: American flag…

AMARILLO, Texas — A Pilot Flying J spokesperson says an employee was “misinformed” about the reason the truck stop chain was not flying the American..

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Meritor MTIS now standard/preferred…

TROY, Mich. — Meritor said Tuesday that the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC..

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Baggett Transportation is family…

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Joe Donald graduated college in 1984, he thought he might be able to spend some time over the next few weeks..

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 Volvo rolls out online…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks is bringing the thousands of configurations of the new Volvo VNR and VNL series to your fingertips of fleets and..

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Album featuring Mack-inspired tribute…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — , a new album from country music singer/songwriter , has been released via all digital streaming services. The title track, which grew..

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Trucks' collision in Arkansas…

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads. Two tractor-trailers collided Thursday on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas,..

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Retail group official says…

WASHINGTON — An official with the National Retail Federation today warned that President Donald Trump’s tariff plans will unravel the good done by tax reform..

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EIA says oil to…

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts Brent Crude oil prices to average $71 a barrel for the rest of this year and to stay..

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OOIDA: OSHA's Whistleblower Protection…

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Friday it had presented input to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier this..

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Virtually all state lawmakers…

WASHINGTON — Ninety-six percent of state lawmakers who voted in favor of a gas tax increase and faced reelection in 2018 primaries will advance to..

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EPA challenged safety of…

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway..

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EROADS and FMCSA present…

Rules are rules, but for every rule there are exceptions, and that’s when things can get murky. That’s certainly been the case ever since the..

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New GHSA report: Don’t…

WASHINGTON — Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to bring many mobility benefits and reduce traffic crashes enormously, as the federal government notes 94 percent of crashes..

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Voting now open to…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Voting is now open for the Pilot Flying J Road Warrior contest which honors professional truck drivers in the United States who..

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Ex-Pilot Flying J president…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The former president of the nation's largest fuel retailer has been given a delay in sentencing for his conviction in a scheme..

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U.S. freight economy continues…

ST. LOUIS  — From both a volume and a pricing perspective, the U.S. freight economy continues to be extraordinarily strong, Cass Information Systems said in..

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OOIDA supports efforts to…

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. —  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports government efforts to modernize Hours of Service regulations and looks forward to an anticipated Advanced..

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The Latest:1 toll lane…

TRANSPORTATION BRIEFS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation is backing a recommendation to convert one of the two proposed toll lanes for..

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Spot freight rates still…

The national average van rate fell 6 cents to $2.18/mile during the week ending August 11, marking five straight weeks of declines after one of..

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Diesel still going up…

At least for the present, gone are the days where one or more regions in the U.S. are showing diesel prices in the $2-a-gallon range,..

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