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COVID 19 vaccination

Trucking groups ask CDC to designate truck stops as COVID-19 vaccine sites

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A group of organizations representing the trucking industry have asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to use truck...
Franklin Street Bridge

US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate

AUSTIN, Texas — America's infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction...
President Joe Biden

Biden calls for comprehensive review of nation’s supply chains

WASHINGTON — In an effort to ensure “more resilient and secure” transport of critical supplies and essential goods, President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Feb....
Fuel for Heaters

Winter storms prompt FMCSA to issue emergency declaration for 33 states, DC

WASHINGTON — In response to winter storm damage and the need for heating and other fuels across the U.S., the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
T680 Next Gen Day Cab and 76 inch Family

Kenworth launches next-gen T680 flagship with focus on efficiency, performance, comfort

KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth on Feb. 11 launched a new generation of its on-highway T680 flagship, building on the success of the classic T680....
Courtroom Gavel

Company owner who falsified drivers’ HOS records sentenced to home incarceration, probation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The owner of a now-defunct commercial trucking company who altered thousands of electronic entries in service records to conceal the actual...
Peterbilt New Model 579s

Peterbilt unveils new, redesigned Model 579 featuring improvements in aerodynamics, technology and comfort

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Company announced the launch of its new Model 579. The thoroughly redesigned Model 579 boasts improvements in aerodynamics, efficiency,...
Caltrans Crews on Interstate 5

‘Atmospheric river’ storm creates dangerous conditions in California; travel discouraged in some areas

SAN FRANCISCO — A potent atmospheric river barreled toward California on Tuesday, Jan. 26, bringing the threat of downpours that could unleash destructive debris...
Sen Wicker and Pete Buttigieg

Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, appeared on a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on...
Los Angeles California

California tops list of riskiest states for trucking, report says

SAN DIEGO — California is the riskiest state for trucking operations, according to the third annual State of the Data report from Lytx, a...
Vaccine production

Freight levels and pricing continue to climb, but hazards exist

November freight levels remained strong as 2020 entered its final month. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported that its For-Hire Trucking Index increased 3.7%...
Police Lights

Delaware State Police seek help identifying tractor-trailer that fled scene of fatal accident

FRANKFORD, Del. — State police in Delaware are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that fled the scene of a fatal multivehicle...
Purple Peterbilt on highway

Truck sales data shows 2020 numbers likely to end on a high note

Sales of new Class 8 trucks and trailers are poised to end 2020 on a strong note, reflecting buyer confidence in a growing economy.For...
wind warning

High-wind warning, commercial vehicle restrictions issued for parts of New York

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning from 6 p.m. this evening (Dec. 24) to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25. Winds...
Truck in Blizzard

Winter storm in Dakotas, Minnesota make travel frightful

FARGO, N.D. — A storm that brought snow, strong winds and bitter cold into the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota early Wednesday, Dec. 23,...
Courtroom Gavel and Cash

Former trucking company employee ordered to pay back nearly $600,000 in wire fraud case

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A former payroll clerk for a South Dakota trucking company accused of writing checks to herself for more than a...
CDL Training Truck

FMCSA issues final rule streamlining CDL skills-testing process

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a final rule to streamline the process for men...
Joe Biden December 15

Buttigieg officially named as Biden’s pick for secretary of transportation

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 15 formally announced Pete Buttigieg as his pick for the secretary of transportation. Buttigieg, 38, served as...
Pete Buttigieg

AP sources: Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg to head the Transportation Department, according to three...

A little year-end preparation can help to start the new year right

It’s that time of year again: The snow is falling in many parts of the country, and every truck owner’s dreams are filled with...