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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....
Heavy Duty Trucks Going To Natural Gas

Heavy Duty Trucks Switching To Natural Gas

The Race To Natural Gas Among Heavy Duty Trucks Is On Back on September 11th, Clean Energy Fuel Corps announced it will begin fueling the first heavy-duty natural gas trucks deployed by Bimbo Bakeries USA, whom...
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Amazon Building Their Semi-Truck Fleet Signals Bigger Changes Ahead

Amazon's Recent Truck & Trailer Purchases Number In Thousands Amazon.com is implementing a game changing strategy, using a delivery truck fleet for shipping orders to customers. The idea of starting to put together a private...
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General Freight Trucking Among Fastest-Growing Industries For Small Business

General freight trucking companies have posted, on average, nearly 25 percent sales growth for the 12 months ended May 31, based on according to Sagework. The company is well known for their data and...
Flying J Truck Stop Stabbing

Truck Stop Argument Leads To Stabbing; Police Hunt For Truck Driver Begins

One Man In Critical Condition After Flying J Truck Stop Stabbing Who says truck driver parking doesn't come as a premium? As truck driver parking has been a heated debate for years, two truck drivers...

Trucking Industry Will Need To Hire 890,000 New Drivers In Next Decade

890,000 Drivers Will Be Needed The trucking industry will need to hire 890,000 drivers in the next decade to replace retirees and meet rising demand, and companies are already pushing up pay to avoid falling...
DEA Won't Pay Damaged Truck

Federal Court Rules DEA Won’t Pay Owners Damaged Truck During Drug Sting

DEA Takes Owners' Truck Without Permission We've seen it in the movies at least a hundred times, law enforcement taking a vehicle to catch the bad guys. Ever wonder what happens to those vehicles that...
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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...

Transportation And Trucking Sectors Strong

Airlines, trucking and trains are three sectors of the stock market that are old-school, old-fashioned and possess none of the sex appeal of, say, the social media and technology stocks. A few years ago they...

Truck Freight Demand Surges Behind U.S. Economy

Cargo Hauled By U.S. Truck Drivers Up 2.8 Percent As the U.S. economy and dollar strengthens, so does the trucking industry as both continue to work in record territory. Trucking activity continued to climb to...