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The Trucker News Channel Episode #85

In this episode:Love's to open 40 more stores New road rage stats AB5 halts

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal with 89-10 vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday, Jan. 16, that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and...
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Love’s plans to open up to 40 stores adding 3,000 parking spaces and 2,500...

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores plans to open up to 40 stores and add about 3,000 parking spots and 2,500...
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When you want to work out, but drive a truck all day!

Did you make a New Year's resolution?  Perhaps this trucker did!  Looks like he has installed an exercise bike in the passenger side of...

U.S. and China sign ‘Phase 1’ trade deal; ATA says deal is ‘good for...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and China's chief negotiator, Liu He, signed the “Phase 1" deal between the U.S. and China before a group...
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The Trucker Newspaper – January 15, 2020 – Digital Edition

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Public comments being accepted for FMCSA’s large-truck crash causation study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to conduct a new study regarding the causes of large truck crashes. The agency is seeking...
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Judge extends California's AB5 restraining order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The federal judge who issued a last-moment restraining order preventing the State of California from enforcing its new AB5 law on...
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Zebra study finds frustration and road rage common on U.S. roadways

AUSTIN, Texas – A research report conducted by The Zebra, a leading insurance comparison site, has revealed that 82% of Americans admit to road rage...
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The Trucker News Channel – FMCSA crashes

-FMCSA websites crashes -Super trucker hits 5 million miles -PA give tickets with cameras now -Knight-Swift starts predictive pricing
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Kenworth Truck Co. displays Level 4 autonomous T680 at CES

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. exhibited a Level 4 Autonomous Kenworth T680 in the PACCAR booth at CES that ended here Friday. The proof-of-concept...
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Mack Trucks laying off 305 workers at Macungie Township plant

MACUNGIE, Pa. — Mack Trucks plans to lay off 305 employees at its assembly plant north of Philadelphia, the company said Wednesday. Mack blamed the...
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All ends well in runaway semi on Grapevine

Dashcam footage captures a semi coming down the Grapevine in California.  Looks like all ended well and danger avoided. Courtesy: Camarena Bros

Small Business in Transportation Coalition petition seeks to defund FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Fresh off his effort to petition the White House to suspend the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, Small Business in Transportation Coalition...

Semi vs bicyclist

This could have been so much worse!Looks like this guy might have been surfing along side of the semi.  Either way, he is lucky...

Technical issues cause intermitted crashing of Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse website opened, and its mandatory use is now in effect. For...

Early morning crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike leaves 5 dead, 60 injured

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. ­– A crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning has left five people dead and about 60 injured when a...

Tumblegeddon – The Trucker News Channel #083

- Tumblegeddon traps semi on highway-JB Hunt Expands-Fleetwood closes- Semi dumps 43,000 pounds of milk with no cookies in sight

Toll increase for PA Turnpike to take effect early Sunday, Jan. 5

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC)  reminds customers that beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 5 tolls will increase six percent for...

California owner-operators granted temporary reprieve from AB5

SACRAMENTO — Owner-operators and the carriers who contract with them received a reprieve late on December 31 when U.S. District Court Judge Robert Benitez...