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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.

Driver turnover rate rises in first quarter

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Today, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose in the first...

Freightliner shows off 2 fully electrified CMVs during event

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles, a Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck today,...

Daimler creating automated truck research & development center

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks Wednesday said it was creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters...
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TA taking nominations for 2019 Citizen Driver; ceremonies set for 2018 honorees

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WESTLAKE, Ohio —  TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is now accepting nominations for the...

Truck orders still ‘hot,’ volume could continue into next year, analysts say

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Two organizations that report truck orders have said the latest data indicates that the new truck market is still strong.ACT Research said its preliminary...

Roadcheck 2018 begins today with focus on HOS violations

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GREENBELT, Md. — It’s here.Starting today commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct high-volume, high-visibility inspections of large trucks and buses for 72 hours as...

NBC story says driver shortage means higher consumer costs

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According to an NBC TV story quoting the American Trucking Associations, there is a shortage of roughly 50,000 truck drivers across the country and...

FMCSA releases clarifications for HOS rules on agricultural exemptions, personal conveyance.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Thursday new regulatory guidance clarifying the 150 air-miles Hours of...

Spot rates rise ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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Spot rates rose ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, DAT Trendline reports.The number of spot market loads on DAT load boards went up 1.3...
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Supply chain panelists: It’s high time for infrastructure investment

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Supply chain panelists called for more infrastructure investment at a Global Supply Chain Summit May 22, the Journal of the American Association of State...

Volvo’s new tribute trucks lead motorcade in Ride for Freedom

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WASHINGTON — A new VNL 760 (shown) and a Volvo VNR 640 led a motorcade from the plant to Washington, D.C. this past weekend during...

FTR’s March Shippers Condition Index reflects continuing tough environment for shippers

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The March Shippers Conditions Index reading from FTR released Thursday remained in double digit negative territory at -10.5 reflecting the continued...

30 members of U.S. Senate send letter asking for HOS improvements

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WASHINGTON — Thirty members of the U.S. Senate have sent a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Ray Martinez asking the agency...

Bendix CVSA Roadcheck reminders: foundation care matters

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ELYRIA, Ohio — No matter how advanced the vehicle, or how complex its safety system is, you’ve got to take care of the basics.With...

FMCSA chief Martinez tells House panel great strides made in safety but more work...

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WASHINGTON -- FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez told a U.S. House panel Tuesday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made great strides in...

ATA tonnage index increases 2.2 percent in April

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in April after easing 1 percent...

Congressmen: Outlook for Highway Trust Fund grim

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  WASHINGTON — The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is on its last legs and needs to be propped up with an ongoing influx of funds.Legislators,...

Vigillo receives NPTC’s Allied Member of the Year award

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Vigillo, a SambaSafety company and provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance, has received the...
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House panel begins consideration of 2019 THUD appropriations bill

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WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee has released the fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill, which it considered in...

TA Petro names 5th annual Citizen Driver Award winners

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  WALCOTT, Iowa — TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has named the fifth annual Citizen Driver...