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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.

Diesel prices inch up overall, drop slightly in some regions

On-highway diesel prices rose in the past week, albeit by an almost imperceptible $0.007, leaving the national average at $3.243 as of July 9,...
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FMCSA places N.M. truck driver OOS after head-on crash

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has put a New Mexico-licensed CMV driver out-of-service and sidelined his truck after it was found...

Retail group says U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will drive up prices, destroy jobs

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation (NRF) today warned consumers that U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods set to take effect Friday...

OOIDA denied ELD exemption, says ‘disappointed’

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. —  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association today expressed disappointment that its exemption request to the ELD mandate has been denied.The request...

DOT says pilot program to provide boost to military recruitment

OMAHA, Neb. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Tuesday joined Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon to announce that the...

New battery powered HVAC system now available for new Freightliner Cascadia truck models

PORTLAND, Ore. –  A new Battery Powered HVAC system is now available as a factory-installed option for new Freightliner Cascadia® truck models. This system...

9 states change fuel tax collection effective July 1

July 1 marked the change in fuel tax collection in nine states.Here's that information, according to data compiled by Keith Goble, state legislative editor...

Average price of on-highway diesel up 2 cents

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 2 cents to $3.236 for the week ending July 2, according to the...

Highway Transport celebrating 70th anniversary

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Knoxville-based specialty chemicals transportation company Highway Transport is celebrating 70 years of operation with the launch of a special commemorative video. Additionally,...

Peterbilt offers ‘panic button’ as option in Models 567 and 579

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. is offering two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat.These...
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News roundup: Gas tax up, infrastructure panel, I-69 closures in Indiana, and more

South Carolina's gasoline tax up 2 cents per gallonCOLUMBIA, S.C.  — Gasoline prices are up in South Carolina and it has nothing to do...

Schneider earns NSC Green Cross Safety Excellence Award

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Operating a fleet of over 10,000 tractors that travel along the same highways and byways as the motoring public means...

Kenworth T680 now standard with air disc brakes

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes.The pairing is a result...

New Yokohama long haul/regional tire now available

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire’s max-mileage 902L ultra wide base (UWB) long-haul/regional drive tire is now available in a new size: 455/55R22.5.“The SmartWay-verified 902L UWB...

Economic impact of steel tariffs growing concern on infrastructure projets

WASHINGTON — The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but especially steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing...

Expanding e-commerce adding complexity to delivery, freight patterns, says PennDOT speaker

The expansion of e-commerce is changing delivery methods and freight patterns, which is adding "complexity" to the design of transportation networks, according to Leslie...

OOIDA says government needs to fix medical certification issues and conflict resolutions

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo.  — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the national organization exclusively representing professional and small-business truckers, says that the government needs to...

Volvo Trucks, FedEx demonstrate truck platooning on N.C. 540

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to...

Landstar launches exclusive mobile app for finding multi-leg runs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System, a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions, has launched its enhanced Landstar Maximizer mobile app, a search...

Peter Voorhoeve named president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Peter Voorhoeve, currently the president and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, has been named president of Volvo Trucks North America, effective...