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Elite Truck Drivers Encourage Safe Summer Driving Behaviors

Earlier this month, elite truck drivers from the Share the Road Program urged motorist to exercise caution when taking to the highways this summer. The Share the Road Program is made up of some of...
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...
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...

Truck Driver Charged in Tracy Morgan Crash

Early Saturday morning 6/7/14 at about 1 a.m. Eastern on the turnpike in Mercer County, New Jersey. A truck driver failed to realize that the traffic ahead of him was going slower and caused...
RoadPro Tire Thumper

How To Use A Tire Thumper

"What in the world is a tire thumper?" I couldn't help but laugh as I heard a kid at the truck stop ask his mother. Her response, "I guess it thumps tires." Good guess...
Women Truck Drivers

Women Truck Drivers Are Still Facing Discrimination

Women truck drivers are still facing discrimination and this issue was brought to life in court recently. A federal judge has found a Missouri-based trucking company guilty of discrimination against women truck drivers. The...
Teen Truck Drivers

Senate Bill Would Lower Truck Driver Age Limit If Passed

A senate bill currently making rounds proposes to lower the truck driver age limit, allowing teen truck drivers to cross state borders. While many from the trucking industry support the rulemaking, a fair percentage don't....
Self Driving Rig

Self-Driving Rigs Could Be The Future Of Trucking

Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on...
March 2015 Trucking Jobs Lost

Trucking Industry Loses 6,800 Jobs In March

After Great February Trucking Industry Loses 6,800 Jobs For the first time since August 2014, the trucking industry lost jobs and it was the highest total loss of jobs in more than two years. In...

ATA Disappointed With Obama’s Transportation Plan

Train And Rail More Important Then Trucking? As concerns and fear mounts due to the failure to agree on a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund, it appears that we're no closer to a...