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The Trucker News Channel — Dead body found on top of trailer

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David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. A dead body is found on top of a trailer, border agents find a surprise inside a load of hay bales and the FMCSA releases their top eight offending drugs in the newly created Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Tucker Russ: Hey truckers, I'm Tucker. The emergency hours of service suspension is extended, but modified by the FMCSA and 10 race horses are tragically killed in a fiery crash on the New Jersey turnpike. These are just some of the stories we are covering on this edition of the Trucker News Channel. David Compton: When you're out there on...
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The Trucker News Channel – Getting $10 a mile

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In this show we cover... - Trucker has stash of pipe bombs - Toll workers losing their jobs - Getting $10 a mile the hard way - Iowa 80 joins Hall of Fame David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. In a follow-up to last week's story about a trucker who was killed in a standoff with police, now the FBI finds numerous explosive devices stockpiled at his home. And with all the talk about cheap freight recently, I'm going to show you a trucker getting $10 a mile. Unfortunately, his cargo's going to cost him some time spent in prison. Tucker Russ: Hey, there truckers. I'm Tucker....
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The Trucker News Channel – Trucker gun battle

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In this edition we cover... - Trucker shoots it out with cops - Bees close down truck stop in Nevada - Customs broker scam Hi, I'm David Compton. A trucker dies in a shootout with police, a customs broker's scam goes up in smoke, and something's buzzing at a rest stop in Nevada. These are just some of the stories we're going to cover on this edition of the trucker news channel. A suspect has been identified as Joshua Blessed, a 58-year-old truck driver from Yurman Express, as he led New York law enforcement officials on a chase that spanned three counties and lasted...
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The Trucker News Channel Episode #103

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In this episode... - Freight brokers - $2 million in cash inside cab - Try logging on and then off - Cat Scale Rig of the Week
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The Trucker News Channel 100th episode

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In this episode we cover... - GATS canceled - Milk tanker spills - Arizona adds emergency parking for trucks - Semi hit and run David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. Welcome to the 100th episode of The Trucker News Channel. The Great American Truck Show cancels. Troopers need your help finding a hit and run trucker. And there's an old saying there's no use crying over spilled milk, that is unless you're this tanker driver. And Arizona begins an emergency truck parking project. These are just some of the stories we're going to cover on this 100th episode of The Trucker News Channel. David Compton: MATS, GATS,...
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The Trucker News Channel – Cops run from semi

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The Trucker News Channel - Cops run from semi

When you gotta unload…FAST!

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You know the old saying...necessity is the mother of invention. Well perhaps this driver has been denied detention pay one too many times, or perhaps he is just unloading scrap.  Either way, this is classic.
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The Trucker News Channel – Black mamba found in semi

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The Trucker News Channel - Black mamba found in semi

How’d that happen? Truck lands on house

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Not quite sure how this thing actually happened, but you can see the truck jump up there right before your eyes! Leave us your thoughts in the comments section.      
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The Trucker News Channel – Free masks for truckers

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In this episode... - Fast food chain gives away food to truckers - 800,000 masks to be given away on truck routes - Howes Hall of Fame - We give away some Stellar Pluto Duo headsets David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. It's time to make a run for the border, as I'm going to show you which fast food chain is giving away free food to truckers. And 800,000 masks are slated for distribution to truck drivers at six rest stops along the nation's high volume trucking lanes. Plus, we're giving away some real cool Stellar Pluto+Duo headsets later on in the show. And...
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The Trucker News Channel – Masks for truckers entering Canada

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In this episode we cover... - Canada requires truckers wear masks when crossing border - Trucking execs named to White House economic group - A new trailer sharing app - Cummins produces PPE
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I-80 pileup involves up to 140 vehicles. Warning disturbing video.

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This crash occurred early the evening of March 1, 2020, on I-80 between Rawlins and Wamsutter, Wyoming. Three people were killed Linda Flores posted this video to YouTube. In her own words... My nephews and I were on our way to denver from utah. All through wy. I could not drive faster than 40mph. The signs through out interstate 80 advised us of icy roads,  low visibility, high winds, bad wheather conditions!! As we approached the incident we did not notice anything was wrong with the west bound lane because I was focused on the road ahead of me, until I noticed...
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The Trucker News Channel – FEMA sends 85 reefers to NYC to use as...

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In this episode we cover... - Arkansas opens rest stops to food trucks - FMCSA changes CLP rules - FEMA sends 85 reefers to NYC to use as morgues David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. The State of Arkansas allows food trucks at rest stops, and the FMCSA reduces restrictions on student truckers. Plus FEMA sends 85 reefers to New York city to become makeshift morgues. These are the stories we're covering on this edition of The Trucker News Channel. David Compton: The Arkansas Trucking Association and the Arkansas Department of Transportation are working to bring food options to truck drivers at two state rest areas...
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HOS goes to the White House – TTNC Episode #92

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In this episode we cover... - HOS goes to the White House - Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr talks trucking and baseball - Western Express suffers badly in Nashville tornado - Another carrier closes - Highway angels rescue motorist

The Trucker News Channel Episode #036

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In this episode we cover... - Conceal & carry laws for truckers. - Trucker taken hostage. - Box truck ends high speed chase. - Man catches ride on semi side step. All this and more news at thetrucker.com
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The Trucker News Channel Episode #095

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In this episode... - Trucker becomes a celebrity with his delivery. - International Roadcheck is on hold. - High School converts to rest stop. - Cat Scale Rig of the Week.
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The Trucker News Channel Episode #097

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In this episode we cover... - Chick-fil-A opens to truckers - FMCSA extends HOS suspension - Arizona reopens rest areas - Our Cat Scale Rig of the Week.   David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. Chick-fil-A opens a drive through in New Mexico just for truckers, and the FMCSA issues an extension to the suspension of hours of service. Also joining me today is Rob Nelson from our trucker newspaper offices in Little Rock, Arkansas. Welcome Rob. Rob Nelson: Thanks Dave. Arizona reopens two previously closed rest stops for commercial vehicles only and, speaking of truck stops, I'll take a look at some technology that alerts you to...

Friday fun – How to be a super trucker

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Just know...y'all are appreciated!
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The Trucker News Channel Episode #093

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In this episode... - MATS cancels - Coronavirus costs 145 driver jobs - Another carrier closes - What a driver should do if thinking about switching companies. All this and more news on this edition!
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The Trucker News Channel – Trucker busted for rock and roll

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In this episode we cover... - Trucker busted for rolling recording studio - State wants to tick slow drivers in the fast lane - Carrier takes unique approach to driver retention - Love's spreads the love   David Compton: Hi, I'm David Compton. Jessica Rose is out on assignment. A trucker gets busted for rocking while he's rolling and then we'll take a look at a carrier who's taking a unique approach to driver retention. And we also have some viral video of a driver showing some extreme patriotism. Craig Maltman: Hi, I'm Craig Maltman. Love's Travel Stops continues to spread the love with three new locations. And...