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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.
President Joe Biden

Biden calls for comprehensive review of nation’s supply chains

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WASHINGTON — In an effort to ensure “more resilient and secure” transport of critical supplies and essential goods, President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Feb....
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Xantrex introduces first inverters that communicate with trucks

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BURNABY, British Columbia — Xantrex, a supplier of inverters, has added a new lightweight sine wave inverter, the Freedom XC Pro, to its Freedom...
CBP Marijuana and Papayas

Border Patrol discovers marijuana worth $27 million hidden in papaya shipment

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OTAY MESA, Calif. — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Feb. 23 found more than just produce in a commercial shipment...
ATA January Tonnage

ATA’s truck tonnage index rose 1.4% in January but lags 2.1% behind last year

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ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in January after rising 1.2% in December. In...
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CAT Scale Rig of the Week — Brandon Davis

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Brandon Davis’s 1994 Peterbilt 379 was a rock-hauling truck for most of its career — until Brandon lovingly restored it. That Pete, with a...
Traffic Jam

New Jersey intersection tops ATRI’s list of top truck bottlenecks for third year in...

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released its annual list highlighting the Top 100 most congested bottlenecks for trucks in...
Nikola Two FCEV Sleeper

Nikola’s fuel-cell-electric trucks could have range of up to 900 miles

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PHOENIX — Nikola Corp. this week announced plans to advance its fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) commercial truck program in North America with two new...
Old Dominion McDonough GA

Old Dominion adds new or renovated service centers in nine US states

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has expanded its network by adding nine service centers in new and existing markets, the company...
Pensacola Bay Bridge January 2021

Florida’s Pensacola Bay Bridge slated for phased reopening starting in March

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — After a recent assessment of the repairs to the Pensacola Bay Bridge, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Feb. 18...
Kenworth Electric T680 Prototype

SoCal company puts Kenworth’s electric prototype T680s to work for drayage, regional service

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth recently delivered two prototype Kenworth T680 tractors — each equipped with a series hybrid-electric propulsion system — to Total Transportation...
Shane Warr booking photo

FMCSA declares Idaho trucker to be an imminent hazard after DUI charge

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Idaho-licensed commercial driver Shane R. Warr to be an...
CFI Logistics

CFI expands logistics to a new facility in Texas

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LAREDO, Texas — CFI Logistics and CFI Mexico are expanding into a new facility in Laredo, Texas, building on 36 years of operations in...
Big G Motorcycle Ride

Tennessee Highway Patrol to escort 2021 Big G Motorcycle Ride benefiting St. Jude

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Big G Express is planning its sixth annual Big G Motorcycle Ride to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June...
Averitt Express Truck

Averitt Express employees raise more than $1 million for St. Jude in 2020

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Truck drivers and other employees of Averitt Express in 2020 raised more than $1 million — $1,000,001, to be exact —...
Jeff Greer

Black History Month leaders: Jeff Greer proud to be part of trucking industry

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During Black History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is recognizing the achievements of professional truck drivers for their modern-day successes in the trucking...
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Tolls planned to fund Pennsylvania initiative to replace, upgrade bridges

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Feb. 18 announced the bridges under consideration for the PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private...
Auburn University Research Facility

Alabama’s Auburn University unveils sophisticated autonomous vehicle research facility

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AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University on Feb. 16 announced the opening of a sophisticated new autonomous vehicle research facility at the university’s National Center for...
LaQuenta Jacobs

Black History Month leaders: LaQuenta Jacobs champions inclusivity in transportation industry

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During Black History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is recognizing the achievements of professional truck drivers for their modern-day successes in the trucking...
Navistar International Truck

Navistar’s International Truck, IC Bus, parts business awarded Sourcewell government contracts

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LISLE, Ill. — Navistar last week announced that its commercial truck and bus brands, International Truck and IC Bus, as well as its parts...
Dee Sova

Black History Month leaders: Driver Dee Sova thrives on helping others

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During Black History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is recognizing the achievements of professional truck drivers for their modern-day successes in the trucking...