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The Trucker Newspaper, April 15, 2019
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FLORENCE, Ky. — A case of hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen located at 7777 Burlington Pike, Florence, Kentucky, within the TravelCenters of America facility.  An ongoing investigation of the facility found that this employee worked during a period of...
Here we go again. News came late last month that Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young has been part of bipartisan group of members of Congress who had introduced (oops, reintroduced) a bill that they said would address the driver shortage and enhance safety training and job opportunities for young truck...
Standing at the grill counter, picking out the side dishes to his early afternoon meal, Thomas Bast seemed to be in no particular hurry. Or at least he didn’t seem like a man who felt rushed. He chatted a bit with the woman who was putting together his meal,...
TULSA, Okla. — Driver iQ, a provider of background screening and driver monitoring services to the trucking industry, said carriers taking part in its first quarter 2019 Recruitment & Retention Survey say their biggest challenge is finding “qualified” applicants. “Even though 60% of the recruiters expect the total number of...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System, a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions, presented the 2018 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year Award to independent Landstar Agent Ike Tate during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention held recently in Marco Island, Florida. Landstar requires each of its 1,300 independent agents to...
ST. PAUL, Minn.  — All Minnesota residents would be allowed to obtain driver's licenses regardless of their immigration status under a bill that passed the state House on Friday but the measure faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Senate. The 75-52 vote fell largely along party lines, with the exception...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — Missouri senators on Thursday gave initial approval to a compromise plan by spending $50 million upfront and potentially borrowing another $300 million to fix 250 bridges across the state The $300 million bonding would only come if the Missouri Department of Transportation receives enough federal matching...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a transportation budget that increases Ohio's tax on gas by 10.5 cents a gallon and the tax on diesel fuel by 19 cents to maintain deteriorating roads and bridges. The new tax rates start July 1. The increases mean Ohioans will...
PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association has named Judy R. McReynolds, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ArcBest, as the winner of the fifth annual Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award. The announcement was made during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) 2019 “Capital Ideas”...
KIRKLAND Wash. —  Kenworth, Fastport and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative are joining together for the fourth consecutive year to promote the trucking industry and discover America’s top rookie military veteran driver, who has made the transition from military service in the U.S. Armed...
By Sean Kilcarr, AASHTO Senior Editor WASHINGTON — In the shadow of the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge – Washington, D.C.’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date – federal, state and local officials gathered with other transportation industry representatives to re-emphasize the importance of roadway work zone safety, especially since 799...
COLUMBUS, Ind. — A freight recession is possible and a rate recession is likely, ACT Research said in a new monthly report focusing on the future of the U.S. trucking industry. The report covers the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. “Truckload spot rates are set to soften further because...
WASHINGTON — May Trucking Company, headquartered in Brooks, Oregon, has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as The Trucking Alliance, an industry-based safety advocate for reducing large truck crashes. May Trucking Company delivers dry and temperature-controlled products throughout the United States. In...
The decline in Class 8 truck orders the first three months of the year is not evident in the sales figures yet as OEMs continue to work through a backlog of orders that may not be filled until late this year, if even then. In March, OEMs and their dealers...
These radio controlled models are crazy realistic.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute has launched an online survey to solicit professional driver input on preferences for data formats and delivery mechanisms of truck parking availability information. This data collection is part of ATRI’s 2019 top priority research topic to standardize truck parking information systems...
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is in search of at least three sets of professional team drivers — retired, or nearing retirement — to volunteer to transport the organization’s Mobile Education Exhibit to various events across the country. The goal of the Wreaths Across...
In this episode we cover... - Bison Transport acquires Wisconsin-based H.O. Wolding - The cost of closing the Mexico border - Women in Trucking All this and more on news at thetrucker.com