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COVID Vaccine Concept

USDOT prepares for swift transport of COVID-19 vaccine

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featureWASHINGTON — In anticipation of approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that all necessary regulatory measures have been...
Todd Spencer

OOIDA leader makes bid for top spot at FMCSA

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Todd Spencer, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has formally notified President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team...
OTR driver with birds in her cab

For the birds: Feathery friends make time on the road fly by

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Drivers might not be surprised to see a pair of dogs in a trucker’s cab, but there is more than meets the eye in...
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Truck Boss Show — Thanksgiving Stack Hack & Thanksgiving Leftover Debate

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This week, our friends at The Truck Boss Show have a nutty job heist, Wreaths Across America, rock and roll hall of famers get...
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Owner of New York trucking company charged for lying to U.S. Department of Transportation

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ROCHESTER, NY — Tony Kirik, 39, of Rochester, New York, is facing criminal charges for allegedly making false statements to the Federal Motor Carrier...
Good sales for Western Star

Fleet owners have gone ‘from fear, to hope, to optimism’ as Class 8 sales...

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U.S. sales of new Class 8 trucks declined slightly in October, according to figures received from ACT Research. During the month, 19,034 trucks were...
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Precious cargo: Longtime truckers get assignment of a lifetime with hauling U.S. Capitol Christmas...

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In more than four decades on the road, Theron Schmalzried has seen a little bit of everything and dealt with situations where quick wits...
Locked Cargo Container

Sensitech offers tips to prevent drivers, carriers from becoming victims of holiday theft

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AUSTIN, Texas — Holiday weekends bring notoriously high risks for both manufacturers and the freight industry. Organized cargo theft rings will be extremely active...
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Road dogs: Illinois trucker’s pups gets recognized coast to coast

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On a recent stopover in New Mexico, longtime driver Frank Wehmeyer was walking out of a store with a bag of groceries when another...
Car on Pivoting Upper Deck

Childhood fascination with auto haulers leads to development of self-contained transport module for use...

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McLEAN, Va. — As a teen, Ernest Dandridge Jr. was fascinated with auto haulers. In fact, he told The Trucker, he often visited a...
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OTR Capital, Marquee hand out free lunches to truck drivers

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OTR Capital and Marquee Insurance Group passed out free Chick-Fil-A lunches to truck drivers in Lithia Springs, Georgia. With the help of the Georgia...
Oregon Truck Crash

Wrong-way trucker collides with oncoming tractor-trailer on Oregon interstate, arrested on DUI charges

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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The operator of a 2020 International tractor-trailer was arrested Sunday, Nov. 22, after driving the wrong way on Interstate 5...
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The Truck Boss Show — COVID-19 & Your Rights

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it’s important to know your rights if you contract the virus while on the job. Carlin from The...
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Friday the 13th border bust: Officers discover more than $11 million worth of meth...

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PHARR, Texas — Friday the 13th was extremely unlucky for a commercial driver hauling a load of broccoli from Mexico to the U.S. when...
A bill has been introduced in Utah’s state legislature that could protect drivers who accidentally injure or kill protestors while fleeing in fear for his or her life.

Utah bill may exonerate some who accidentally injure protesters

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah state representative has proposed a bill that may exonerate drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters while fleeing...
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Repairs on Brent Spence Bridge under way; Kentucky transportation agency outlines official detours for...

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COVINGTON, Ky. — Repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstate 71/75 across the Ohio River between Kentucky and Ohio, are under way....
2000th CAT Scale Ribbon Cutting

CAT Scale celebrates opening of company’s 2,000th location

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WALCOTT, Iowa — On Nov. 18, the CAT Scale Co. opened a new truck scale at the Road Ranger in Marion, Illinois, marking the company’s...
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Fire-damaged Brent Spence Bridge to be repaired, open to traffic Dec. 23

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded a contract to Kokosing Construction Co. to repair and reopen the fire-damaged Brent Spence...
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Stop the Tires 2020 calls off Thanksgiving weekend work stoppage

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The movement that gathered nearly 75,000 followers in its one-week existence came to a halt as the person who started it all backed away...
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AASHTO Transportation Policy Forum maps out post-election political landscape

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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...