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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.
Gavin Newsom

California to phase out sales of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035, followed by...

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 23 announced he will “aggressively” move the state further away from its reliance on fossil...
Wilson Logistics Truck

Wilson Logistics makes world’s first large-scale purchase of autonomous vehicle tech, plans to equip...

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PITTSBURGH and SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Locomation, a provider of autonomous trucking technology, announced Sept. 24 that it has received the worlds first autonomous truck...
Rush Truck Centers

Chad Moore of Rush Truck Centers honored as Light-, Medium-Duty Tech Superstar during National...

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) continued National Technician Appreciation week by recognizing the first...
Female Truck Driver

DOL proposal would help clarify difference between company drivers, owner-operators under Fair Labor Standards...

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would clarify the definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
Loves Boron CA

New Love’s adds 79 truck parking spaces to Kern County, California

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Boron, California, thanks to a truck stop that opened Sept. 24. The Boron...
Drive Safely

Nomination period now open for CVSA’s 2021 International Driver Excellence Award

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GREENBELT, Md. — Nominations for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2021 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) will be accepted through Dec. 11, 2020....
Truck on highway in autumn

ATA truck tonnage index drops 5.6% from July to August 2020, landing 8.9% below...

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ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 5.6% in August after declining 1.4% in July. In...
Walmart truck

Walmart announces plans to transition to electric, zero-emission long-haul trucks by 2040

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. has announced plans to “double down” on addressing the climate crisis by targeting zero emissions across the company’s global...
White House and Pennsylvania Ave

House Appropriation Committee’s continuing resolution would extend FAST Act

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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations issued a continuing resolution that would fund federal government programs from the beginning of fiscal year...
Tyson Foods Trailer

Clifford Roberson of Tyson Foods recognized as Trailer Technician Superstar during National Technician Appreciation...

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) continued National Technician Appreciation week by recognizing the first...
Semi on wet highway

Just one week left: Entry deadline for TCA’s Fleet Safety Awards is Friday, Oct....

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Oct. 2 entry deadline for Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 2020 Fleet Safety Awards is rapidly approaching, and carriers are encouraged to...
Landstar Truck Giveaway

Steve Wheeler wins new Freightliner Cascadia in Landstar’s ‘Deliver to Win’ truck giveaway

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Steve Wheeler of Greenville, North Carolina, an independent owner-operator for Landstar, has won a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia in in the 2020...
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Professional driver Jacinda Duran announces nominees for Emmy award

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Professional truck driver, Jacinda Duran, introduced the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie during the 72nd annual Emmy Awards.
Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics

Daimler Trucks, Torc Robotics celebrate a year of successful collaboration; add testing center in...

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STUTTGART, Germany, PORTLAND, Ore. and BLACKSBURG, Va. — September 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of a working partnership between Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics....
Laredo TX Port of Entry

Trucks moved $60.7 billion in transborder freight during July 2020, up 7.5% from June

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WASHINGTON — Trucks moved the majority of transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) during July 2020, according...
Old Dominion Truck

Old Dominion’s Mike Neer named Heavy-Duty Technician Superstar during National Technician Appreciation Week

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Monday, Sept. 21, kicked off the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week, presented by the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Technology & Maintenance...
Remote Driver Orientation

Schneider implements remote orientation program to protect drivers from exposure to COVID-19

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — In an effort to make sure new drivers receive high-quality onboarding while social distancing in a safe, secure environment, Schneider,...
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The Trucker News Channel — Truckers Helping Truckers

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In this episode we cover a security camera captured footage of a truck leaving a trail of flames on a Texas highway, and customers...
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Expediter Services’ third IN-SITE 2020 Webinar to feature fleet owners and owner-operators finding success...

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There’s no question the challenges related to starting or growing a trucking business have become more complex since the arrival of COVID-19. As a...
Elaine Chao standing by truck

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to deliver keynote address for WIT’s virtual conference

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PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced the line-up for its 2020 Accelerate! Virtual Conference & Expo, featuring U.S. Secretary...