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Dorothy Cox is former assistant editor - now retired - of The Trucker, and a 20-plus-year trucking journalism veteran. She holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's degree in divinity. Cox has been in journalism since 1972. She has won awards for her writing in both mainstream and trucking journalism.

Tryin’ to say in plain English he can’t find the do-hickey for his thing-a-ma-bob

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The old man sat down on the front stoop, as I’d often seen him do, and fumbled in the pocket of his wrinkled khakis...

Nikola inks $16M equipment order for its upcoming fuel cell lab

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PHOENIX — Nikola, the designer and manufacturer of hydrogen-electric CMVs, electric drivetrains and energy storage systems for heavy-duty commercial trucks, has signed a $16...

Canada’s Lion Electric Co. introduces all-electric Class 8 urban truck

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MARIBEL, Quebec — Canada’s Lion Electric Co. March 11 presented its all-electric Class 8 urban truck, the Lion8, which will be delivered this fall. The...

After 55 years of trucking, MTA Driver of Year Art Stoen retired but not...

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Art Stoen, 74, only takes one medication. It’s for cholesterol, and he had to be talked into that. To hear him tell it, sounds...

Doh! Those darned three-wheelers in their flying cars — here come the Jetsons for...

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Driverless trucks? Fuhgeddaboudit. Platooning trucks? Ain’t happenin.’ Here, boys and girls, come the Jetsons. For real. If I’m lyin’ I’m dyin.’ No kiddin.’ When I was a...

Diesel heads up 4 cents a gallon to $3.006

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For the past several months, including the end of 2018, all the “experts” said oil (and consequently diesel) was going nowhere but up. It...

Dan Johnson tries to give 4-wheelers benefit of doubt, but says they don’t pay...

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Dan Johnson of Milton, Florida, northeast of Pensacola, can tell you what destruction looks like. One kind is caused by the hurricanes that routinely...

Ohio-licensed CMV driver put OOS after killing 2 people on side of the road...

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An Ohio-licensed commercial truck driver has been put out-of-service after striking and killing two people on the side of the road, one in July...

Trucker Don Copeland turns Christmas parade ‘blue’ to honor fallen law enforcement

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — Twenty-five-year OTR driver Donald Copeland, 54, has long had a warm place in his heart for the “boys in blue.” And...

Can machines replace human kindness? I think not

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Usually when you hear or read something about autonomous commercial vehicles, the word safety is mentioned. A lot. The thought is that if you take...

Pondering soft bridge abutments, fluffy road barriers

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Mike Rowe of TV’s “Dirty Jobs” once told The Trucker News Organization that he likes to say “Safety Third” to fight complacency, although I...

Cargo thieves looking for easy pickings, high value

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Cargo thieves are stealing less and enjoying it more. Or, put another way, compared with third-quarter 2017, the third quarter of this year saw...

DAT: freight rates may be bottoming out

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Have freight rates hit bottom? DAT Trendlines thinks they might, or at least they’re headed that way. All during October, rates have gone down, “but...
man pumping diesel

Following weakening oil, diesel prices slip 2.5 cents to $3.355

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Following oil prices weakened by a slowing global economy, average on-highway diesel prices Monday slid 2.5 cents a gallon to $3.355, the U.S. Energy...

Diesel still going up for most part, average at $3.394

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At least for the present, gone are the days where one or more regions in the U.S. are showing diesel prices in the $2-a-gallon...
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Diesel prices inch up a penny to $3.268 a gallon

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The on-highway diesel average inched up a penny today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported, putting diesel at $3.268 a gallon compared with...

DOT’s Chao thanks nation’s truckers; notes their help through storms such as Hurricane Florence

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said in a posting today that National Truck Driving Appreciation Week (September 9-15) is occurring “just as Hurricane...

National, on-highway diesel prices ring up at $3.258

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On-highway diesel prices crept up today in all but two of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 10 reporting sectors, with the national average ringing...

Diesel prices jump 2.6 a gallon to $3.252 ahead of Gulf storms

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The average on-highway price of diesel jumped 2.6 cents a gallon to $3.252 today, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a day...

Trucker Path study says parking primary cause of driver stress; may have worsened in...

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Professional truck drivers know all too well how being forced to park in unsafe areas because they’re out of hours can end in robbery,...