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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.

HELP’s PrePass adds 8 new sites around the country

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PHOENIX — PrePass-approved trucks will soon receive the green light to bypass weigh stations in a number of new locations, according to HELP Inc.,...

 Volvo rolls out online configurator virtually design, spec new trucks

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks is bringing the thousands of configurations of the new Volvo VNR and VNL series to your fingertips of fleets...

Meritor MTIS now standard/preferred option on some vans, reefers

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TROY, Mich. — Meritor said Tuesday that the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and...

On-highway diesel leaps 6.8 cents to $3.239 a gallon

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For the first time in a long while, all 10 of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s reporting regions are seeing on-highway diesel selling for...

Class 8 truck sales drop 2.2% but still strong

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Class 8 truck sales in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from March to April, but remain very, very strong for the year, according...

Smokey Point Distributing initiates $65,000 salary for its flatbedders

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 ARLINGTON, Wash. — Smokey Point Distributing (SPD) has announced an over-the-road salary pay program for its over-the-road flatbed drivers. Effective June 1, the carrier...

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index down in March, but remains carrier-friendly

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped from the previous month of 15.41 to a reading of 10.30, FTR said.This is,...

Spot TL freight strongest showing in April on record despite dip

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  PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record despite slipping 6.8 percent lower compared to March, a common seasonal...

Navistar to offer Eaton Cummins Endurant transmission for International LT Series and LoneStar

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GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies said the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission — what Eaton says is the lightest, most efficient...

More than 40 Covenant driving teams collect $88,000 in bonuses

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — By the end of April, 44 teams triggered Covenant’s new $40,000 Teaming Bonus program by eclipsing 60,000 paid miles together and...

U.S. Xpress to offer stock for public sale

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Monday it had begun the process of pursuing an Initial public offering of its Class A common...

Diesel prices continue upward trajectory nationwide

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The price of diesel rose for the seventh consecutive weekOn-highway diesel prices rose again in the past week, with the national average standing at...
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House small business panel decries shape of infrastructure

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WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the annual Infrastructure Week nationwide advocacy event, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on April...

Peterbilt showcases all-electric Model 579 at expo

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LONG BEACH, Calif.— Peterbilt’s commitment to alternative energy solutions was showcased at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo where an all-electric Model 579 day cab...

ATA opens nominations for America’s Road Team

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations today opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2019-2020 America’s Road Team....

Anheuser-Busch places order for 800 Nikola hydrogen-electric powered semi-trucks 

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ST LOUIS and SALT LAKE CITY — Anheuser-Busch and Nikola Motor Co. Thursday said the American brewery has placed an order for up to...

Arkansas Highway Police make two drug busts in eight days

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ALMA, Ark. — Arkansas Highway Police within just over one week have twice discovered marijuana and cannabis being transported by a tractor trailer.In both...

Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features APX control system

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ATHENS, Ga. — Engineered to protect temperature-sensitive products transported by trailer or rail through sub-freezing ambient conditions, Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features...
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Trucking Alliance promotes hair testing law to catch opioid abusers

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, is promoting a new drug testing law that...

41 women with 600 years driving experience attend Toronto ‘Salute’

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 MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Canada's third Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at Truck World on April 21, bringing together 41 female commercial...