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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.
Tractors on Sales Lot

Declining used-truck inventory positions heavy-duty truck market for price recovery, market data shows

LINCOLN, Neb. — According to new market data from Sandhills Global, used heavy-duty sleeper truck inventory on TruckPaper.com was down 22% in August compared...
Busy Commercial Port

July’s Freight Transportation Services Index shows 2.5% improvement from April low, still lags 8.8%...

WASHINGTON — The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.3%...
2019 Winner Missouri Illnois DOTS St. Louis Project

Voting is open for People’s Choice category of 2020 America’s Transportation Awards; winners of...

WASHINGTON — Twelve state department of transportation projects were named finalists in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards competition by the American Association of State Highway and...
Driver Appreciation Week

Averitt Express celebrates employees during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19, Averitt Express will be working to show appreciation for its entire team with...
MPDA Trailer

Maine association celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with free lunch Sept. 14

YORK, Maine — In celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the Maine Professional Drivers Association (MPDA) will host a driver appreciation event from...
Migrants in Holding Area

Commercial drivers involved in human smuggling face stiff penalties under ‘Texas Hold ’Em’ initiative

EDINBURG, Texas — Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) are working in conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety...
Estes Truck

Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand natural-gas vehicle fleet

RICHMOND, Va., and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Estes Express Lines has announced it will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with Clean...
Oregon State Fairgrounds Evacuation Center

FMCSA extends emergency declarations for drivers providing relief to California, Oregon, Washington State due...

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) West Service Center on Sept. 10 extended State of Emergency Declarations for California, Oregon and...
Jim Hartman and Kyle Treadway

Kenworth Sales Co. welcomes Truck Enterprises Inc. to family of dealerships

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah-based Kenworth Sales Co. has expanded its network of dealerships with the addition of Truck Enterprises Inc., which is headquartered...
Autonomous Truck Cockpit

U.S. DOT launches online tool to help public track testing of automated vehicles

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Sept. 2 launched a public online tool to improve the safety and testing transparency of...
Barr Nunn Truck

Iowa-based Barr-Nunn Transportation introduces ‘Shift + Load Pay’ option for drivers

GRANGER, Iowa — Barr-Nunn Transportation has created two new solo regional fleets and one new team fleet, both offering a new pay option, “Shift...
Juarez Lincoln Bridge

Juarez-Lincoln Bridge linking U.S., Mexico to temporarily close during 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry advises motorists that there will be a temporary halt in vehicular traffic...
Arizona Daytime Headlights

Headlights required at all times along a portion of Arizona’s Route 169 to increase...

PHOENIX — Drivers along a portion of Arizona’s State Route 169 are now required to turn their headlights on during daylight hours to help...
Tennessee Highway Patrol Vehicle

Tennessee Highway Patrol locates stolen commercial trailers loaded with $450,000 worth of packaged meals...

FALL BRANCH, Tenn. — On Sunday, Aug. 30, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) troopers and THP’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) located two stolen commercial box...
Route 146 Intersection

Rhode Island DOT announces $150 million project to improve heavily traveled Route 146 corridor

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A Sept. 2 ceremony, held at the intersection of Route 146 and Sayles Hill Road, kicked off the first of...
Woman on Mountaintop

WIT announces six finalists for 2020 Influential Woman in Trucking award

PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks on Sept. 9 announced six finalists for the 2020 Influential Woman in...
Drivewyze PreClear Screen

Eleos, Drivewyze team up to offer PreClear weigh station bypass integration

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Eleos, which provides a custom workflow app platform for trucking companies and their drivers, has expanded its platform by teaming with...
Lizard Head Pass

Colorado DOT installing high-tech avalanche-mitigation system at Lizard Head Pass

RICO, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to install remotely controlled avalanche-mitigation equipment above State Highway 145 at Lizard Head...
Truck Driver Wearing Mask

Spotlight Awards: ATA, Peterson Manufacturing announce initiative to help truckers impacted by COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va. — As part of this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13-19, American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Peterson Manufacturing will award...
Freightliner Trucks

Truck Center Companies adds Harrison Truck Centers to family of Freightliner/Western Star dealerships

OMAHA, Neb. — Taking a step in toward the company’s goal of growth and expansion, Truck Center Companies (TCC) has acquired Harrison Truck Centers, making...