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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.
US Xpress Truck

U.S. Xpress, MIT partner to improve driver efficiency

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Inc. is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics to develop a roadmap...

Freightliner’s battery-electric trucks pass 500,000 miles of real-world use

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner’s 38-vehicle fleet of battery-electric eCascadias and eMs2 has passed the 500,000 mile mark in real-world use by private and for-hire...
U.S, Capitol

AASHTO Transportation Policy Forum maps out post-election political landscape

WASHINGTON— The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials provided an overview of the potential post-election shifts in national transportation policies and priorities...
The Trucker Newspaper - Digital Edition November 15, 2020

The Trucker Newspaper – Digital Edition November 15, 2020

The Trucker Newspaper - Digital Edition November 15, 2020: Results of the national election could point to more gridlock for trucking industry stakeholders
US 95 Central Idaho

Portion of U.S. 95 in central Idaho closed due to wintry conditions, multiple crashes

WHITEBIRD, Idaho — U.S. 95 in central Idaho is closed in both directions between mileposts 223 and 290, from Whitebird Grade to Culdesac, because...

Medallion Transport names Jesse Merrell as new chief operating officer

MT. LAUREL, N.J. — Medallion Transport Holdings has appointed Jesse Merrell as chief operating officer (COO).Merrell has served as vice president of Medallion’s heavy haul...
Reefers at Warehouse

October trailer orders show significant improvement, market reports show

U.S. net trailer orders showed marked improvement in October, according to recently released reports from ACT Research and FTR. According to FTR’s data, which...
International RH Tractor

Cummins, Navistar team up to develop hydrogen-fuel-cell Class 8 truck for Werner Enterprises

INDIANAPOLIS and LISLE, Ill. — Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. will collaborate on the development of a Class 8 truck powered by hydrogen fuel...
Interstate 94 Minnesota

Fiery pileup during snowstorm shuts down part of I-94 in Minnesota

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Both directions of Interstate 94 between Rogers and Monticello are closed to all traffic except emergency responders until further notice,...
Loves Madras Oregon

New Love’s adds 82 truck parking spaces to Oregon’s Jefferson County

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops is now serving customers in Madras, Oregon, thanks to a truck stop that opened Nov. 5. The Madras store,...
Debris on Oregon Highway

Wildfire recovery efforts in Oregon mean extended road restrictions for commercial, passenger vehicles

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) issued a reminder this week to commercial freight haulers, as well as drivers of passenger...
Capitol Christmas Tree

Spireon provides real-time tracking of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree’s trek from Colorado to Washington

IRVINE, Calif. — There’s no need to wait until Christmas Eve — or even Thanksgiving — to track a holiday icon’s journey across the...
Ivan Hernandez

U.S. Army veteran Ivan Hernandez named a finalist in Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — At age 20, Ivan Hernandez, enlisted in the U.S. Army as an infantryman, where he served his country for 20...

The Trucker News Channel — Capitol Christmas Tree

In this episode, we cover: the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is making its way to DC, spilled onions back up traffic in Sacramento and...
Volvo VNL 760 with Xceed Fuel Efficiency Package web

Volvo’s latest-generation D13 turbo compound engine now standard in all VNL 740, 760, 860...

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America is taking steps to increase its vehicles’ operational efficiency and cut fuel costs for owners by enhancing...
PACCAR Zero Emission Trucks

PACCAR’s zero-emissions trucks make 14,115-foot trek to top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak

BELLEVUE, Wash. — PACCAR’s zero-emissions electric trucks reached a summit — literally — last week. On Nov. 5, a Kenworth T680 fuel-cell-electric tractor and...
Trucks Passing Beneath Bridge

New York State conducting enforcement, education blitz to prevent low-bridge strikes by trucks

ALBANY, N.Y. — A collaborative effort between the New York State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Governor’s Traffic...
Harvey Justice and Jeff Wisgerhof

Trucking is ‘in the blood’ of TMC’s September trainer of the month

DES MOINES, Iowa — Harvey Justice may have only been driving a black and chrome TMC Transportation truck for four years, but it could...
Happy Trucker

Tenstreet acquires Stay Metrics, companies plan to provide enhanced resources for driver recruiting, retention,...

TULSA, Okla. — Tenstreet, a provider of driver-recruiting software and workflow solutions for the trucking and transportation industry, has acquired Indiana-based Stay Metrics, a...
Baudette Rainy River Bridge

Work on more than 200 road projects advanced during Minnesota’s 2020 construction season

PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) advanced or completed more than 200 road and bridge projects during the 2020 construction season,...