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Wendy Miller is the managing editor of The Trucker Newspaper and TheTrucker.com. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in strategic communications. Wendy has been a journalist and editor for 12 years and has specialized in niche publications for the past eight years. Wendy draws her love for the trucking industry from growing up as a trucker's daughter.
Jason Quinlin and Brady Watson Highway Angel

‘Instant, lifelong connection’: Truck driver helps save motorcyclist after accident, finds a forever friend

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Brady Watson, a car-hauler for United Road Services, enjoys his job. He also likes tattoos and racing. But what the 28-year-old loves most of...
Elaine Chao

Q&A with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao is one of seven members of the Cabinet who has served the entire four...
Jill Maschmeier

A different approach: Jill Maschmeier brings a fresh outlook and creativity to safety and...

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To say that Jill Maschmeier has flair and enthusiasm is an understatement. There aren’t many people whoincorporate a fog machine or a crystal ball...
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Jim Mullen to step down from FMCSA at the end of August

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WASHINGTON – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator Jim Mullen will be leaving the U.S. Department of Transportation at the end of...
Ed and Tracy Zimmerman

‘An amazing moment in time’: Team drivers rescue motorist from burning car in 36...

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Most truck drivers spend the better part of the year over the road. In the overall calculations of the total minutes on the road,...
Cal Ripken Jr

Showing up: Cal Ripken Jr. shares the importance of dedication, perseverance, and dependability

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Much like baseball, trucking is a team sport: Everyone has a position, and each position is valuable. From the professional truck drivers on the...
May OO

‘The truck comes first’: Kevin Kocmich finds success through tedious planning

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Kevin Kocmich and his wife, Joy, might take a vacation. With a $25,000 check in his pocket, the two could afford a little time...
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Minnesota authorities: Tanker driver who drove into I-35 crowd did not intentionally try to...

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota authorities said Tuesday, June 2, that the driver of a tanker truck who drove into a group of thousands of protesters...
tanker truck drives into protesters

Tanker drives into crowd of protesters in Minneapolis on I-35; driver injured and arrested

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MINNEAPOLIS — A tanker truck has been reported to have driven into a group of thousands of protesters on the Interstate 35 west in...
CAT Scale

Trucking through COVID-19: CAT Scale embraces ‘no contact’ even before COVID-19 crisis

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Drivers do not like to waste time. With the implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, drivers’ time is more closely scrutinized —...
Howes

Trucking through COVID-19: As pandemic causes cancellations, Howes takes Hall of Fame inductions online

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Howes turns 100 years old this year and to celebrate, the company has launched the Howes Hall of Fame. Amid...
Trucks line up for protest in southern california slow

Southern California truckers organize for ‘slow roll’ looking to raise awareness of low freight...

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SAN PEDRO, Calif. — On the other side of the country from Washington D.C., southern California truckers held a protest echoing the concerns of...
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Quiznos map shows truck-accessible locations for easy carry-out orders

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As food options become scarce for truck drivers, many restaurants are looking to step up to the needs of those drivers. Quiznos stores across...
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UPDATE: Suspect shot by police after fatal stabbings of truck-stop workers identified as NC...

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As the investigation continues into Tuesday’s fatal stabbing and officer-involved shooting incident at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike,...
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Fatal stabbings, officer-involved shooting at Tennessee truck stop under investigation

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knox County Sheriff’s Department received a call reporting a stabbing at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike in...
Patriots truck headed for NYC

Patriots tractor-trailer headed to NYC with special shipment of N95 masks

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BOSTON — It isn’t every day that the New England Patriots logo is a welcomed site in New York, but as the COVID-19 crisis...
Lubbock police officer hands a free dinner to a trucker

Police department, local resident offer dinners to truckers from ‘a grateful west Texas’

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Seeing a crowded truck-stop parking lot was all it took for Lubbock Police Department Cpl. Chris Paine to gain a new...
trucker delivers tp to packed Costco

Toilet-paper trucker: Driver gets warm, unexpected reception when delivering TP to Costco

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HAZLET, N.J. — As shoppers were lined up around the building at a New Jersey Costco, a white Freightliner Cascadia pulled up to the...
McDonalds loves truckers

McDonald’s serves truckers with drive-thru alternative

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WASHINGTON – McDonald’s received a special shoutout from Vice President Mike Pence during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press conference Tuesday afternoon, March...
sonic in Fordyce Arkansas

Small-town Sonics prioritize truckers with accessible menus, routes

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The town of Valliant, Oklahoma, has a population of only 800 people. The town might not be big, but when it comes to truckers,...