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Fuel Tax Hike For Highway Funding Getting Attention

A plan to keep federal highway funding solvent through December no longer includes a hike in the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax hike, but has been amended to increase the fuel tax. The Senate Finance Committee...
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...

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...
Diesel Prices 9-7-2015

Diesel Prices Up Across Country (09-08-15)

Diesel prices all over the United States were slightly up this week with the only exception being in the New England region. The N.E. region saw a decline of 0.010, dropping the average to...
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Please Move Over For All Emergency Vehicles – It’s the Law

This is a news story that was done in Utah about the "Move Over Law". This law is in place in most of the states around the country. We in the truck driving community...
Graff Trucking Barrel Explosion

Barrel Explosion At Graff Trucking Leaves Man With Life-Threatening Injuries

Barrel Explosion In Fawn Township Leaves One Man In Critical Condition A barrel explosion at Graff Trucking in Fawn Township, Pennsylvania, has left one man with life-threatening injuries. The man was airlifted to a Pittsburgh...
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...
2017 Trucking Industry

2017 Trucking Industry Outlook

2017 is officially here and the trucking industry is again bracing big changes in the year ahead. Both Amazon and Uber are making headlines as Uber Freight has launched and Amazon plans to launch...
Trucking Industry Market Value

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...

Walmart Responds To Tracy Morgan

In responding to a lawsuit filed by actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart says it is sorry one of its trucks was involved in the New Jersey accident that killed one and injured Morgan and two...