Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Nation
Rain, hail, high winds can’t dampen 35th SuperRigs; Bill Rethwisch’s Pete takes top honors

Rain, hail, high winds can’t dampen 35th SuperRigs; Bill Rethwisch’s Pete takes top honors

TULSA, Okla. — Weather took the headlines for the first two days of the 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs Truck Beauty Contest at the Exchange Center at Expo Square here but on the third day the sun was out and the story turned, as it always does, to the people of the trucking industry.

Expedite hair testing guidelines, senators tell HHS

Expedite hair testing guidelines, senators tell HHS

WASHINGTON — Five senators last Thursday sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price requesting swift action in taking steps to what could lead to the use of hair testing for substance abuse.

4 die in accident after police say  big rig failed to slow adequately for work zone

4 die in accident after police say big rig failed to slow adequately for work zone

ROWLAND, N.C. — Collisions involving three tractor-trailers, including one hauling gasoline, and four other vehicles caused a fire on Interstate 95 on Tuesday and killed the driver of one big rig and the driver, an adult passenger and two children in a pickup truck, the State Highway Patrol said.

Daimler opens new High Desert Proving Grounds in Oregon

Daimler opens new High Desert Proving Grounds in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Thursday celebrated the completion and official opening of its new High Desert Proving Grounds in Madras, Oregon.

Trucking Moves America Forward introduces industry mascot, asks for name suggestions

Trucking Moves America Forward introduces industry mascot, asks for name suggestions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) introduced an industry mascot Thursday to continue its quest in telling the story of trucking’s essentiality to the American economy.

Uber officially launches truck freight app; other startups pursuing idea as well

Uber officially launches truck freight app; other startups pursuing idea as well

It was the writing on the wall, or as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said in 2014, “the icing on the cake.” After Uber’s stated mission of “reinventing transportation” in 2016, the official launch of Uber Freight recently should come as no surprise.

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