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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.
Oregon Truck Crash

Wrong-way trucker collides with oncoming tractor-trailer on Oregon interstate, arrested on DUI charges

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The operator of a 2020 International tractor-trailer was arrested Sunday, Nov. 22, after driving the wrong way on Interstate 5...
Road Fading into Sunset

North Dakota ranks best in annual highway conditions report; New Jersey at bottom of...

LOS ANGELES — North Dakota has the nation’s most cost-effective state-owned road systems, while New Jersey is ranked at the bottom, according to the...
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The Truck Boss Show — COVID-19 & Your Rights

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it’s important to know your rights if you contract the virus while on the job. Carlin from The...
581 pounds of meth

Friday the 13th border bust: Officers discover more than $11 million worth of meth...

PHARR, Texas — Friday the 13th was extremely unlucky for a commercial driver hauling a load of broccoli from Mexico to the U.S. when...
New Class 8 Truck

Commercial vehicle demand continues strong upward trend, ACT report shows

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: North American Classes 5-8 Report, the COVID-19 pandemic’s toll has not been...
Southern California Edison eCascadia

California utility company begins three-month test of battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia

PORTLAND, Ore. — Southern California Edison (SCE), the primary electricity supply company for much of southern California, recently welcomed a Freightliner eCascadia from the...
Truck Hauling Corn

FMCSA clarifies agricultural commodity definitions for farmers, commercial drivers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions...
A bill has been introduced in Utah’s state legislature that could protect drivers who accidentally injure or kill protestors while fleeing in fear for his or her life.

Utah bill may exonerate some who accidentally injure protesters

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah state representative has proposed a bill that may exonerate drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters while fleeing...
Brent Spence Bridge Nov 11 AP Photo

Repairs on Brent Spence Bridge under way; Kentucky transportation agency outlines official detours for...

COVINGTON, Ky. — Repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstate 71/75 across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Ohio, are under way....
2000th CAT Scale Ribbon Cutting

CAT Scale celebrates opening of company’s 2,000th location

WALCOTT, Iowa — On Nov. 18, the CAT Scale Co. opened a new truck scale at the Road Ranger in Marion, Illinois, marking the company’s...
Shaun Mason

Shaun Mason, veteran of U.S. Marines, Army, named a finalist in Transition Trucking: Driving...

For Shaun Mason, the dream of becoming a professional truck driver began at an early age.“One of my earliest childhood memories growing up was...
Penske in Selma Texas

Penske Truck Leasing opens facility near San Antonio, Texas

SELMA, Texas — Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Selma, Texas. The new location, at 17582 Lookout Road, is convenient to...
TuSimple Truck on Streets

Goodyear, TuSimple to collaborate on autonomous vehicle freight operations

AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced a strategic relationship with TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, to provide...
Driver Wearing Mask

CVSA seeks nominations for International Driver Excellence Award

GREENBELT, Md. — This year has seen numerous new challenges for commercial drivers, from the COVID-19 pandemic to riots, changing legislation and more. The...
Semi Truck Grilles

ACT’s preliminary October data shows year-to-date sales of used Class 8 trucks up 10%

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) dropped 10% month over month in October but are 10% higher year to...
Kristy Knichel and Jodie Teuton

Knichel, Teuton tie for this year’s ‘Influential Woman in Trucking’ award

PLOVER, Wis. — Kristy Knichel, CEO of Knichel Logistics, and Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana/Hino of Baton Rouge and Monroe, have...
CBP Seizes Marijuana

Border agents discover marijuana valued at nearly $600k hidden in tractor-trailer

LAREDO, Texas — On Nov. 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents assigned to the Freer Station checkpoint seized 373 pounds of marijuana, with...
Loves Tuscola Illinois

New Loves adds 85 truck parking spaces to Tuscola, Illinois

TUSCOLA, Ill. — Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Tuscola Illinois. The travel stop, located off Interstate 57, adds 70 jobs...
Brent Spence Bridge Damage 1

Fire-damaged Brent Spence Bridge to be repaired, open to traffic Dec. 23

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract to Kokosing Construction Co. to repair and reopen the fire-damaged Brent Spence...
WIT Trailer Wrap

Women In Trucking unveils association’s new driver ambassador trailer

PLOVER Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) unveiled its new driver ambassador trailer — officially dubbed “WITney” — during the 2020 Accelerate!...