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Toilet paper bandits strike rest stops along I-80 in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — There’s been a run on toilet paper as Americans hunker down and isolate themselves at home to avoid the spread of...
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The coronavirus: A truck driver’s guide to germs and illness — Part 1

 SELF-QUARANTINE: ADMIRABLE, BUT IMPOSSIBLE FOR TRUCKERSIt would be difficult to find many Americans who are not somewhat familiar with the latest world crisis, the...
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FMCSA issues FAQs about emergency declarations for COVID-19 relief

Do you have questions about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s emergency declaration that grants relief from hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial vehicle drivers...
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The coronavirus: A truck driver’s guide to germs and illness — Part 4

 HYGIENE: BEYOND HAND-WASHINGAs a truck driver, you may do everything within your ability to protect yourself from germs. Most likely you follow the time-proven...
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The coronavirus: A trucker’s guide to germs and illness — Part 2

GERMS 101: AN INTRODUCTION FOR TRUCK DRIVERSRobert Dudley, M.D., a physician in New Britain, Connecticut, told The Trucker, “Protecting yourself and others from the...
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FMCSA sends proposed HOS rule to White House; last step before being made final

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The long-awaited, hoped for revision to the Hours of Service rule took a giant step toward reality when acting Administrator Jim...
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Snowy pileups in Wyoming Sunday result in at least 3 deaths

CRESTON, Wyo. — At least three deaths and numerous injuries have been reported after multiple collisions that occurred along Interstate 80 in Wyoming Sunday. About...
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Nashville trucking company directly impacted by Tuesday’s tornado

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, one or more tornadoes ripped through central Tennessee, touching down in Nashville and damaging homes and businesses...
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Bison Transport, Erb International earn top safety awards at TCA convention

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — It was a lucky 13 for Bison Transport, which was named grand prize winner of the large carrier division of the...
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Jet Express’ Kevin Burch receives TCA Past Chairmen’s Award

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express of Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded the Truckload Carriers Association’s Past Chairmen’s Award. Burch was honored...

FMCSA reminds truckers drug, alcohol clearinghouse coming soon

Remember two years ago, when it seemed like the entire trucking industry was counting down the days to the ELD deadline?Well, the Federal Motor...

National, on-highway diesel prices ring up at $3.258

On-highway diesel prices crept up today in all but two of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 10 reporting sectors, with the national average ringing...
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Fast-growing grassroots truckers’ group calls for Veterans Day strike

While the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election are being contested and litigated, another protest has gained momentum. The private Facebook group “Stop...

If you’re trying to find your bliss in the work you do, you’re looking...

For the last few decades, there’s been a certain breed of sanctimonious would-be life coaches out there spreading this idea that the key to...
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Stop the Tires 2020 calls off Thanksgiving weekend work stoppage

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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Kayaker’s photos show crack in closed I-40 bridge in 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Photos taken by a Mississippi River kayaker about five years before a crack was found in the Interstate 40 bridge linking...
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Stop The Tires 2020 founder hopes to gain understanding, support of trucking industry issues...

It wasn’t supposed to happen. A truck driver from rural Washington state, concerned about the results of this year’s presidential election and the policies...
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Business associations urge FHWA to keep off-highway food open for truck drivers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been asked to help keep off-highway food sources open for truck drivers by a coalition...
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FMCSA final rule lowers annual registration costs for motor carriers

WASHINGTON — Motor carriers will now see a reduction in the price they must pay to register their vehicles. On February 13, the Federal...
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FMCSA suspends HOS regulations across nation for those aiding COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has officially granted relief from hours of service (HOS) regulations beginning Friday night for commercial vehicle...