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The Trucker News Staff produces engaging content for not only TheTrucker.com, but also The Trucker Newspaper, which has been serving the trucking industry for more than 30 years. With a focus on drivers, the Trucker News Staff aims to provide relevant, objective content pertaining to the trucking segment of the transportation industry. The Trucker News Staff is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The Pete Store Columbia South Carolina

The Peterbilt Store opens new, expanded facility in West Columbia, South Carolina

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Peterbilt Store has opened a new, expanded facility in West Columbia, South Carolina, according to Denton, Texas-based Peterbilt Motors.The...
acrow bridge rendering

Michigan DOT building temporary bridge across Tobacco River to replace washed-out causeway bridge

EDENVILLE, Mich. — Contract crews for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) this week began construction on a temporary bridge on Michigan Highway 30...
Susie De Ridder

WIT seeks nominations from motor carriers for 2021 female driver of the year award

PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is seeking nominations for the 2021 Female Driver of the Year award. This second annual...
XPO Truck

XPO Logistics announces plans to split company, spin off logistics and warehousing segment

GREENWICH, Conn. — XPO Logistics Inc., a worldwide freight transport, truck brokerage and logistics company, announced this week that the company will split its...
Volvo VNR Electric

Volvo Trucks launches sales of new VNR Electric model in U.S., Canada

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America is now accepting orders for its zero tailpipe emission Class 8 VNR Electric truck in the U.S....
New Class 8 Trucks

Preliminary reports show ‘explosion’ of Class 8 truck orders in November

According to preliminary reports released this week by industry analysts at FTR and ACT Research, net orders of Class 8 trucks “exploded” in November,...
Coronavirus Vaccine

ATA calls for trucking workforce to be among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has called on policymakers across various levels of government, asking that members of the trucking industry...
COVID 19 Vaccine

FMCSA expands emergency declaration to include transport of COVID-19 vaccine; extends regulatory relief through...

WASHINGTON — Because of the continuing national emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended Emergency Declaration No....
PACCAR Engine Plant

PACCAR’s Mississippi engine factory celebrates 10th anniversary

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Bellevue, Washington-based PACCAR is honoring its Columbus, Mississippi, engine factory for 10 years of manufacturing excellence and a strong commitment to...
Loves Contactless Payments

Love’s expands contactless payment options to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure

OKLAHOMA CITY — To help protect customers and staff from the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Love’s Travel Stops across the country are offering expanded...
CBP Narcotics Nov 25

CBP seizes more than $10 million in narcotics hidden in commercial trucks Thanksgiving week

LAREDO, Texas, and PROGRESO, Texas — In three separate enforcement actions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized narcotics with a total value...
Happy Hauliday

Pilot Flying J wishes truckers a happy ‘hauliday’ with daily giveaways through Dec. 12

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — During Pilot Flying J’s annual Hauliday Giveaway, Dec. 1-12, professional drivers can win daily prizes, including inverters, radios, GPS units, gift...
COVID Vaccine Concept

USDOT prepares for swift transport of COVID-19 vaccine

featureWASHINGTON — In anticipation of approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that all necessary regulatory measures have been...
Commercial Vehicle Charging Site

‘Electric Island’ public charging site for commercial electric vehicles planned for Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland General Electric (PGE) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on Dec. 1 announced the co-development of “Electric Island,” a large...
Driver Wearing Mask

Samsara adds AI dash cam features to help fleets adapt to ‘new normal’

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsara has added new AI dash cam features to help fleets improve driver safety and training, the company announced in a blog...

CAT Scale Rig of the Week — Jason Mayrand

With seven trucks, Jason Mayrand’s Flat Top Transport, doesn’t make it easy to choose just one for the Rig of the Week. Of his...
Winding Road

2020 has been ‘roller coaster ride’ for motor carriers, says ACT Research

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Motor carriers across the board — from big fleets to owner-operators and their vocational counterparts — have ridden a down-and-up roller...
Todd Spencer

OOIDA leader makes bid for top spot at FMCSA

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Todd Spencer, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has formally notified President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team...
EROAD Clarity Dashcam

EROAD introduces high-def Clarity Dashcam to fleet-solutions lineup

PORTLAND, Ore. — EROAD has added the Clarity Dashcam to its integrated suite of technologies designed to help fleets stay in compliance, operate safely and...
Tractor Trailer on Bridge

Sales of used Class 8 trucks jump 20% year to date; average price drops...

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Same-dealer sales volumes jumped 20% during the first 10 months of 2020 compared to 2019, according to ACT Research’s latest release...