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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...
Truck Driver Of The Year

(2018) Truck Driver Of The Year

Do you have what it takes to become Truck Driver Of The Year? One lucky company driver will have the opportunity to win $25,000 if they're chosen as truck driver of the year in...
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Truck Driver Shortage Now Affecting All Industry Sectors

The ongoing truck driver shortage has been a concern to the trucking industry for many years. Trucking executives have been planning and building strategies to change the trend but the numbers continue to climb....

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...

WalMart Shows Off New Concept Rig

Walmart continues to make waves with their new concept rig show on the left. A futuristically styled tractor powered by a microturbine-electric hybrid drive system and a trailer made of lightweight carbon fiber comprise...
Amazon Building Trucking App

Amazon Adding New Trucking App; Continues Shipping Push

It's no secret that Amazon continues its push to become a major logistics and delivery network. Business Insider reported that Amazon is building an Uber-like app that will roll out during the summer of...

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...

Daimier Trucks North America Announces New Loyalty Program

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently announced that a new customer loyalty program will be in place for owner-operators and small fleets.  The loyalty program known as "Truck Bucks,"  will be aimed at rewarding customers with parts and...

Port Metro Vancouver Strike

More then 1,250 container truck drivers have been on strike for nearly a month in Port Metro Vancouver. Although the non-union and unionized truck drivers have been a force to reckon with, some port...

Factory Growth High In June

Factory Growth Positive In June Growth at U.S. factories held in June near the fastest pace of the year, a sign that manufacturing helped boost the economy in the second quarter. Factory growth is in...