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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.

Task force seeks to increase awareness human trafficking

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SOUTH TEXAS — Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor (JTF-W South Texas Corridor) of the Customs and Border Protection is working to increase awareness...

House passes amendment to disallow states from setting meal, rest breaks

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An amendment passed Thursday would clarify Congress’ intention to have primary regulatory authority over interstate commerce and end the erosion of this authority by...

DriveriQ survey shows carriers raising driver pay to help improve recruiting and retention efforts

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TULSA, Okla. — Driver iQ, a provider of background screening and driver monitoring services to the trucking industry, says carriers taking part in its...

Pilot Flying J opening three new locations in West Texas

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J is expanding its network in West Texas with the opening of three new travel centers this spring to...

Border Patrol agents discover 59 illegal aliens in back of big rig

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LAREDO, Texas — Border Patrol Agents on April 20 discovered 59 illegal aliens inside the trailer of a big rig.The illegal aliens were found...

3 die as big rigs collide on I-40 in Arkansas

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CARLISLE, Ark. — Three people died in a collision Tuesday afternoon involving two 18-wheelers on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas, a wreck that closed...

Arkansas Department of Transportation joins anti-trafficking initiative

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is joining a national initiative by signing the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge,...

13 truckers help Michigan police thwart possible suicide

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DETROIT — Michigan State Police used 13 big rigs to keep a man from jumping off an overpass on the I-696 freeway early Tuesday.Chris...

FMCSA declares Georgia trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety

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WASHINGTON -- The Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered an Acworth, Georgia-based trucking company Daya Trucking to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations...

J.J. Keller achieves ISO 27001:2013 certification

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NEENAH, Wis. — J. J. Keller & Associates has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification, the international standard that outlines best practices for an information security...

Maryland governor calls for new highway contract

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.  — Gov. Larry Hogan directed state transportation officials on Friday to seek a new contract for a multimillion highway expansion after a...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index down in March, but up over previous year

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 1.1 percent in March after easing downward by...
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Mississippi OKs $25 million in bonds for bridge improvements

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JACKSON, Miss. — Top Mississippi officials have approved the state's borrowing $25 million to help repair or replace dangerous bridges.Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, Democratic...

Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

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In this July 24, 2017, file photo, James Matthew Bradley Jr., left, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing in San Antonio, Texas....

Volvo Trucks celebrates 35 years of innovation and aerodynamic truck design in North America

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2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Volvo’s 1983 introduction of the Integral Sleeper, the first North American truck model to offer a modern, streamlined...

Average on-highway diesel price increased 2.9 cents a gallon

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Every region in the country showed an increase for the week ending April 23.WASHINGTON — In a trend that’s not likely to end soon,...

Other shoe has dropped regarding ELDs and CSA violations

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Logged-in carriers and enforcement users with crashes determined to be “not preventable” as part of the program can view measures and percentiles calculated with...

Trucks move $60.6B in NAFTA freight in January, up 10.2% over same month of...

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Texas saw the most freight coming through its ports, $24.8 billion in truck freight — 14.3 percent more than last year — while Michigan...

Texas driver Mike Sheeds grand prize winner of 4th annual Road Warrior contest

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A professional driver of more than 27 years, Mike Sheeds has over 3.5 million safe driving miles under his belt. Sheeds has trained more...

WIT member Tiffany Hanna named winner of truck giveaway

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Left to right are Jim Stevenson, Arrow director of national accounts; Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO; truck winner Tiffany Hanna and Arrow’s Jim...