Daily Archives: May 16, 2018

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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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Michigan House passes platooning…

By ALICE YIN, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Self-driving trucks would be allowed shorter distances between vehicles under legislation that the Michigan House passed..

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Duck! There's a drone…

Coming soon to a state Department of Transportation near you — drones. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao May 9 announced the first 10 participants in..

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HELP's PrePass adds 8…

PHOENIX — PrePass-approved trucks will soon receive the green light to bypass weigh stations in a number of new locations, according to HELP Inc., the..

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EIA: World oil glut…

  The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that the world oil glut in place since 2015-2016 has evened out, bringing the price of oil..

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Holland offering driver apprenticeship…

HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland, a regional LTL transportation provider, has partnered with the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create..

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CVSA's Operation Safe Driver…

GREENBELT, Md. — Starting Monday, as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week law enforcement personnel will be on roadways throughout..

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FHWA's first highway status…

WASHINGTON — Freight transportation is vital to the U.S. economy and the daily needs of Americans throughout the country and trucking plays a dominate role..

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FMCSA to concentrate on…

In what appears to be an effort to make a substantive change to the CSA safety evaluation program rather than a piecemeal fix, the Federal..

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Diesel prices little changed…

All things considered, on-highway diesel prices were staying about the same Monday, with the average price only down four tenths of a penny to $3.239..

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Italy collapse points to…

NEW YORK — The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built..

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Mississippi governor says special…

JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi's governor says he will call lawmakers into special session next week to consider more money for transportation. Clay Chandler, a spokesman..

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Maverick Transportation initiates 4th…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Maverick Transportation is initiating its fourth pay increase this year along with a new weekly guarantee pay. This new raise in..

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New generation of diesel…

WASHINGTON — Adoption of the newest, cleanest diesel truck technology has jumped by 6 percent in one year and now makes up more than one-third..

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Driving portion of NTDC…

COLUMBUS, Ohio – American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Safety Management Council Thursday kicked off the driving portion of competition at the 81st annual National Truck..

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Preliminary July trailer orders…

ACT Research and FTR both reported record preliminary trailer orders in July. ACT’s preliminary estimate net trailer orders is 29,300 units with final July volume..

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Bill introduced in Senate…

WASHINGTON — Republican Sens. Todd Young of Indiana, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Jim Infohe of Oklahoma Thursday introduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a..

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Feature on women in…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — “Breaking the Mold,” the fourth episode of Mack Trucks’ RoadLife series released on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video, shares the stories of..

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Volvo Group has detected…

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The Volvo Group said Tuesday it had detected that an emissions control component used in certain markets with stringent emissions standards is..

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ATA selects finalists for…

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations has released the list of 34 professional truck drivers named as finalists for the 2019-2020 term of America’s..

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Trailer orders soar to…

Trailer orders in September soared to record levels, according to the two firms that collect and report on truck and trailer orders. ACT Research’s preliminary..

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FTR Trucking Conditions Index…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Although FTR’s August Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) at a reading of 10.24 fell from the very high reading of the previous month,..

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DAT: Sept. Freight Volume…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freight resumed a seasonal pattern on the spot market in September, with a month-over-month decline of 14 percent, DAT reports. Compared to..

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Goodyear roadside service reaches…

AKRON, Ohio — The 24/7 Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program recently helped the 2 millionth truck that has contacted it for assistance return to..

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HELP Inc. celebrating 25th…

PHOENIX — HELP Inc., the non-profit provider of the PrePass truck weigh station bypass program and other safety services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since..

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Carriers seek to offer…

TULSA, Okla. — Driver iQ, a provider of  background screening and driver monitoring services to the trucking industry, says carriers taking part in its third..

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EpicVue offers system without…

SALT LAKE CITY — EpicVue, providers of in-cab satellite TV packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, said that carriers can now take advantage of its..

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California agency, gas tax…

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm..

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60 years in the…

HOLSTEIN, Iowa  — After six decades of construction, an expansion project to build a four-lane expressway across northern Iowa is finished. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will..

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- Cows on the interstate
- Trucker ends high speed chase
- FMCSA approves younger CDL holders
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In this episode we cover:
- Dog tied to the bumper of a moving truck.
- Kenworth recalls 11,000 trucks.
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In this episode we cover...
- The results from Roadcheck 2018.
- A trucker shoots and kills five people.
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