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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.
PACCAR Parts Groundbreaking

PACCAR Parts celebrates new parts distribution center with groundbreaking in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — PACCAR Parts recently celebrated the groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art parts distribution center (PDC) in Louisville, Kentucky. The new 260,000-square-foot facility...
Neste Renewable

Neste opens new renewable diesel fueling stations in Southern California

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HOUSTON — Neste, a producer of renewable diesel and supplier into California, has opened two new Neste MY Renewable Diesel fueling stations in southern...
Tanker Truck

USDOT allows flexibility for overweight truck permits in 10 states following pipeline shutdown

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced May 11 that 10 states affected by the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack can allow overweight...
riverside weigh station on i 40 720 t800

All lanes of I-40 bridge at Arkansas-Tennessee state line shut down

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Click here for the most recent story about the Interstate 40 bridge status. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — All eastbound and westbound lanes of the Interstate 40...
Colonial Pipeline Aerial View

West Virginia added to FMCSA’s emergency exemption following interruption of Colonial Pipeline

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on May 11 added West Virginia to the list of...
XPO Battery Electric Truck

XPO Logistics tests battery-electric trucks from Daimler Trucks North America

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GREENWICH, Conn. — XPO Logistics Inc. has partnered with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to test Daimler’s battery-electric commercial trucks under real-life operating conditions...
Garmin dezl Navigator

PrePass weigh station bypass notifications now available on dēzl OTR series navigators

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OLATHE, Kan. — With an active PrePass account, users of Garmin’s latest series of dēzl over-the-road truck navigators now receive on-screen PrePass notifications of upcoming...
Trucks

Preliminary Class 8 truck orders for April down from March but still far ahead...

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While April orders of Class 8 trucks showed a decline from March, the preliminary figures are still well ahead of April 2020, according to...
Packages of Meth

California trucker faces federal charges after traffic stop in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS — A traffic stop for speeding led to the arrest of Dejohntae Williams, 27, of Victorville, California, on multiple drug charges, according to...
Jacksonville Florida

Florida DOT appoints 26 to Florida Freight Advisory Committee

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced the appointment of 26 members to the Florida Freight Advisory Committee (FLFAC) in late...
Indiana Highway

Indiana’s ‘Community Crossings’ program awards more than $100 million for road construction

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INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness in late April announced that 218 Indiana cities, towns and counties...
Colonial Pipeline

FMCSA issues temporary HOS exemption in response to shutdown of Colonial Pipeline

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WASHINGTON — In the wake of a May 8 cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline that resulted in the halting of all pipeline operations,...
Loves Mosheim Tennessee

New Love’s brings 109 truck parking spaces to Mosheim, Tennessee

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s on May 6 opened a new travel stop to serve customers in Mosheim, Tennessee. The store, located off Interstate 81,...
Country Road

Convoy releases first corporate sustainability report

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SEATTLE — Digital freight network Convoy on May 4 released its first corporate sustainability report. According to a company statement, report underscores Convoy’s commitment to...
DAT Flatbed LTR

DAT: One year after touching bottom, spot truckload rates are soaring

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload rates remained near all-time highs during the week ending May 3, one year after bottoming out as U.S. economies...
Fraud Files

Army vet pleads guilty to supplying forged military papers for CDL applicants

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GREENBELT, Md. — Philip Mungin, 58, of Bryans Road, Maryland, on April 23 pleaded guilty to forgery of a military discharge certificate and identity...
Truckload Authority May/June - Digital Edition

Truckload Authority – May/June 2021 Digital Edition

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Truckload Authority May/June 2021 Digital Edition: Seizing the Moment: New TCA Chairman Jim Ward calls on members to tout importance of trucking. Also in this edition: 'Mr. Fixit' | Path to Progress | Carrier Profitability
crimescene

Truck driver takes his own life during Minnesota traffic stop

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — UPDATE (May 7): The Southern Minnesota Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the 63-year-old driver involved in the incident died by suicide...
DWLA finalists

Three finalists revealed for WIT’s Distinguished Women in Logistics Award

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PLOVER, Wis. — On May 3, the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced three finalists for the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA),...
Truck Fleet

Overhaul launches TruckShield risk-management tech to help carriers build safer drivers

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AUSTIN, Texas — Overhaul, an intelligence-driven, real-time supply chain visibility and risk-management technology provider, May 4 announced the launch of TruckShield, an industry-first, risk-management...