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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.
2020 Platooning Demo

Comment period open for USDOT’s plan to integrate automated vehicles into U.S. highways

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting comments on the agency’s Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP). The plan outlines the DOT’s multimodal...
Kenworth W990

Kenworth’s AG130 front air suspension now optional for manufacturer’s W990 tractor

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Kenworth W990 is now available with the optional Kenworth AG130 front air suspension rated at 13,200 pounds.The Kenworth W990 is...
Xpress Fuel Islands

Newly opened Xpress Fuel in Arizona offers trucker amenities, gourmet fare

ELOY, Ariz. — Knoxville, Tennessee-based Pilot Co. and its One9 Fuel Network this week announced the grand opening of an Xpress Fuel travel center that...
ACT Trailer Graph

Trailer orders close 2020 on positive note, setting stage for robust 2021, says ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. — December net U.S. trailer orders of 43,806 units (before accounting for cancellations) grew 11% from the previous month and were up...
Volvo Conway Beam Truck

Conway Beam Truck opens new Volvo dealership near Buffalo, New York

WEST SENECA, N.Y. — Volvo Trucks North America dealership Conway Beam Truck Group invested $16.2 million to expand its presence in western New York State...
USDOT Washington DC

USDOT announces Biden appointees to the department

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced key members of its U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) leadership on Jan. 21, many of whom were already...
PACCAR Autonomous Truck

PACCAR furthers foray into autonomous truck development, partners with tech provider Aurora

BELLEVUE, Wash. — PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. The collaboration, announced...
RoadOne Logistics

RoadOne IntermodalLogistics acquires DDI Transportation

RANDOLPH, Mass. — RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company, has acquired DDI Transportation, an established, 38-year-old drayage and trucking...

CAT Scale Rig of the Week — Dan Brubaker

When Dan Brubaker opened One of a Kind Customs in Sigourney, Iowa, his 2003 Peterbilt 379 was first in line for a makeover. Dan...

SelecTrucks opens four Chicago-area sales centers

FORT MILL, S.C. — SelecTrucks, a retailer of used trucks in North America, recently opened four new locations in the Chicago suburbs, bringing the...
Freightliner eCascadia

NACF, RMI gear up for ‘Run on Less’ real-world electric truck tech demo

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — As more truck manufacturers work to develop electric Class 8 heavy-duty trucks along the road to zero emissions, the North...
Malaki Thomas Robertson

Indiana trooper assists in trucking couple’s ‘special delivery’

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — Friday, Jan. 15, may have begun like any other day, but for Indiana State Trooper Thomas Maymi, trucker Carl Robertson...

FMCSA falls short in oversight of national registry of medical-certification examiners

WASHINGTON — A report released last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of Inspector General revealed that the Federal Motor Carrier...
Los Angeles California

California tops list of riskiest states for trucking, report says

SAN DIEGO — California is the riskiest state for trucking operations, according to the third annual State of the Data report from Lytx, a...
Kenworth Pikes Peak Climb 1

Kenworth fuel cell electric T680 makes milestone 14,115-foot climb to Pikes Peak summit

https://youtu.be/02eiIy_l6XAKIRKLAND, Wash. — When Kenworth took its fuel cell electric T680 to the summit of Pikes Peak during a zero-emissions performance demonstration in 2020,...
Girl Scouts and Waymo Truck

Delectable deliveries: Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Waymo team up for cookie transport

DALLAS and PHOENIX — It’s Girl Scout Cookie season, and that means it’s time for some serious decisions: Thin Mints? Samoas? Trefoils? Tagalongs? All...
Manchester New Hampshire

5 bridges face work on Interstate 93 in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Repair work is starting on five bridges on Interstate 93 southbound in Hooksett and Manchester, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation...
Red Tractor Trailer

Pilot Co., RTS Financial launch fuel-factoring partnership

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Co. and RTS Financial (RTS) in mid-January launched a fuel and factoring partnership to help trucking companies grow their business. Pilot...
709 Pounds of Marijuana

Border agents discover marijuana valued at more than $141,000 concealed in commercial shipment.

LAREDO, Texas — Officers with the U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) at the World Trade Bridge stopped an inbound tractor hauling a shipment...
Loves Huntington Indiana

Love’s opens new travel stop in Huntington, Indiana

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Huntington, Indiana, thanks to a truck stop that opened Jan. 14. The Huntington...