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The U.S. Economy And A Slowing Trucking Industry

The trucking industry has always been a strong indicator for the U.S. economy. When the trucking industry is strong, so is the economy. When the trucking industry struggles, the U.S. economy often follows. And...
Mitsubishi Trucking News

Mitsubishi Electric Hires New Heavy-Duty Truck Managers

NORTHVILLE, MI — Mitsubishi Electric hired two new national account managers for its heavy-duty truck business. Mitsubishi Electric currently supplies starters and alternators to heavy-duty truck OEMs and the aftermarket. Scott Balgenorth will be responsible...
Hair Drug Test For Truck Drivers

Hair Drug Screen Test for Truck Drivers: Carriers Push FMCSA For Approval

Truckers Logic first reported on the hair drug screen test for truck drivers more than a year ago when the ATA was pushing the objective. The topic is hot again as we've learned that...
Mack Defense To Supply Armed Trucks To Canada

Mack Defense Will Supply 1,500+ Trucks To Canadian Armed Forces

Mack Defense has been awarded two contracts by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8x8 trucks for the Medium...

Kraft Food Fleet Eliminating Private Fleet

Kraft Layoffs Continue Kraft Foods is discontinuing its nationwide private truck fleet, resulting in the elimination of around 285 total jobs by the end of 2014. "We plan to use contract and other commercial carriers to handle the...
Truck Driver Parking

Truckers Parking Shortage Is A Growing Concern

Truck Driver Parking Already Limited Nobody stops to thing what happens when truck drivers stop driving at the end of the day or night. Why is this? They seem to be always on the road. It...

Truckers Jamboree Iowa 80 Truckstop

The Truckers Jamboree is hosted every year at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Since it’s inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event is a...
High Load-To-Truck Ratios 2017

High Load-To-Truck Ratios Kick Off 2017

There's no question that demand is strong in the trucking industry as we kick off 2017 with high load-to-truck ratios according to DAT. Both Van and Reefer rates have higher national averages while flatbed...
Mid American Trucking Show

Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville Starts Today

2015 Could Be Record Year For Mid-America Trucking Show The Mid-America Trucking Show is back in town today and will be hosted from March 26-28, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky. The annual trucking...

Senator Tom Carper Proposes Raising Fuel Taxes

A democratic senator from Delaware is proposing to raise fuel taxes over the next four years. That senator is Tom Carper. Senator Carper is a senior transportation authorizer. The purpose of the fuel tax...