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The Trucker News Staff produces engaging content for not only, 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.
Courtroom Concept

Three more enter guilty pleas in connection to Louisiana’s ‘Operation Sideswipe’ insurance scam

NEW ORLEANS — Three more participants in a Louisiana insurance ring, dubbed Operation Sideswipe, that targeted heavy-duty commercial trucks pleaded guilty this week, according...
Courthouse Steps

Cuban citizen pleads guilty to role in CDL fraud scheme

WASHINGTON —Marino Maury Diaz Leon, a Cuban citizen, on May 21 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and honest services fraud in the...
Meera Joshi Meeting

FMCSA’s Joshi visits Port of New York & New Jersey to discusses supply chain...

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, June 16, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi visited the Port of New York & New Jersey to discuss ongoing supply chain...
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CAT Scale Rig of the Week | Chad Fowler

With its black paint job and bright pink accents, the color scheme isn’t the only unique thing about this rig. In addition to being...
Welcome to Alabama

Bestpass expands coverage to four Alabama toll sites

ALBANY, N.Y. — Bestpass has expanded its toll coverage network to Alabama through a partnership with American Roads.Bestpass customers now have coverage on Alabama’s...
ACT May Trailers Graph

ACT reports May net trailer orders down 39% from April but up nearly 170%...

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to preliminary reports from ACT Research, trailer OEMs posted 8,800 net orders in May, down 39% from April, but almost...
Workforce Heroes Tour

American Trucking Association’s Workforce Heroes educate students about trucking

ARLINGTON, Va. — On June 14, the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Workforce Heroes program concluded a week-long tour of high schools in Iowa, teaching...
Landslide US33 Athens County Ohio

Ohio DOT puts federal stimulus funds to work preventing, detecting slides that damage roads

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced June 11 it will use $35 million in federal stimulus funding to complete dozens...
Road Resurfacing

2 cents’ worth: State gas tax increase expected to generate $642 million for South...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 2-cent gas tax increase, which goes into effect July 1, will help the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) rehabilitate...
Zero Emission Class 8 Tractors

Port of Los Angeles rolls out hydrogen fuel cell electric freight demonstration

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Port of Los Angeles and its partners on June 7 announced the launch of five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell...
JB Hunt Center for Academic Excellence

J.B. Hunt, University of Arkansas partner to create scholarship fund, accelerate supply chain inclusion...

LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and the University of Arkansas (U of A) in early June announced two new funds to...
Getac Tablet

Getac, Pedigree offer ‘rugged’ in-cab connectivity solutions for ELDs

IRVINE, Calif. — Getac Technology Corp. and Pedigree Technologies recently announced a joint ELD (electronic logging device) solution that combines Getac’s rugged Android Tablet...
CNG Tanks

New ATA committee to address climate, clean energy issues in trucking

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on June 11 announced plans to form a Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee (CEAC) to...

Love’s Travel Stops opens new location along I-22 in Mississippi

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Holly Springs, Mississippi, with a travel stop that opened June 10. The store, positioned off Interstate...
The Trucker Newspaper - Digital Edition June 15, 2021

The Trucker Newspaper – Digital Edition June 15, 2021

The Trucker Newspaper - Digital Edition June 15, 2021: Ag haulers facing 'perfect storm'
Red and Blue Lights

FMCSA declares Mexico-licensed trucker an imminent hazard after fatal crash, failed sobriety tests

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Mexico-licensed commercial driver Cecilio Eliut Camacho-Montoya to be an imminent hazard to public...
Truck on a Bridge

Michelin broadens tire retread lineup with launch of two new pre-molds

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. is launching two pre-mold retreads to broaden its lineup of tire retread technologies. According to Michelin, the X Multi...
Trova Electric Conversion Prototype

TrovaCV launches diesel-to-electric program to electrify existing diesel tractors

PULASKI, Va. — It may soon be possible for trucking executives to convert their diesel fleets to battery electric power without replacing existing tractors....

TMAF celebrates Flag Day by sharing stories of how trucking industry honors veterans

Each year on Flag Day, June 14, Americans recognize a longstanding symbol of the nation’s freedom — the U.S. flag. June 14 is also...
Landstar Truck on Interstate

Landstar recognizes Customer of the Year, Safety Officer of the Year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System Inc. recently recognized its 2020 MUST Customer of the Year, as well as its Safety Officer of the Year.Southwire...