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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.

FTR index reflects strong freight demand

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for April at a reading of 11.5 reflects strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity,...

Spot Truckload Rates Poised To Set Records In June

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Spot truckload rates on the DAT network of load boards rose again during the week ending June 16 and are on track to achieve...

Bi-partisan bill would train, qualify younger truck drivers for interstate commerce

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forty-two trade associations ranging from grocers to distributors and restaurants released a letter urging Congressman Bill Shuster, Chair and Ranking Member...

Goodyear unveils high-mileage, long-haul Endurance LHS steer tire

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AKRON, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Wednesday that it has added another product to its Endurance line of high-mileage, long-haul...

Tonnage up in what may be best freight market ever

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.7 percent in May after rising 2.7 percent...

U.S. Xpress closes stock offering

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Monday that it has closed its initial public offering of 18,056,000 shares of its Class A common...

Price of gallon of diesel drops another 2.2 cents to $3.244

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WASHINGTON  — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped 2.2 cents to $3.244 for the week ending June 18, the...

Georgia driver wins Best of Show in Shell Rotella SuperRigs

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RAPHINE, Va. — Eric Turner Sr. of Ellenwood, Georgia, won Best of Show honors with his 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a 2018 Wally-Mo 8...

FMCSA issues interim final rule delaying certain aspects of Medical Certificate integration

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Ray Martinez wasn’t kidding when he told The Trucker News Organization Thursday that it’s imperative FMCSA gets its...
inspector looking under truck

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week set for September 16-22

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GREENBELT, Md. — Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles as part of the CVSA’s Brake Safety...

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

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BIG WELLS, Texas  — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people...

Wyoming DOT exec says autonomous vehicles can save lives

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WASHINGTON — The implications for changes in highway infrastructure driven by the wider deployment of connected and automated vehicles must be “recognized and addressed,”...

OOIDA: OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program inadequate for drivers

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Friday it had presented input to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier...
crude oil drilling at sunset

EIA says oil to average $71 a barrel for rest of year; stay around...

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts Brent Crude oil prices to average $71 a barrel for the rest of this year and to...

Retail group official says good done by Trump tax cuts will be unraveled by...

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WASHINGTON — An official with the National Retail Federation today warned that President Donald Trump’s tariff plans will unravel the good done by tax...
guy recording in the studio

Album featuring Mack-inspired tribute to truckers released

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Born Ready, a new album from country music singer/songwriter Steve Moakler, has been released via all digital streaming services.The title track,...

Detroit celebrates 80th anniversary as 1 millionth HD engine produced

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REDFORD, Mich. — As Detroit Diesel observes its 80th anniversary this year, parent company Daimler Trucks North America is marking another important achievement —...

Mack offers new 13-liter engine; 9.5% hike in fuel economy possible

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — To help customers realize maximum fuel efficiency, Mack Trucks Thursday introduced the Mack MP8HE 13-liter engine and the Mack HE+ package...

Trading begins on U.S. Xpress stock

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises Wednesday said the pricing of its initial public offering of 18,056,000 shares of Class A common stock at...

Bill introduced in Senate to repeal federal excise tax on HD trucks, trailers

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Tuesday introduced SB3052, a bill that would repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax (FET) on the...