Report Says NHTSA “Too Troubled” To Do Its Job
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was blasted in a new report released today by the Transportation Department, which said that the agency’s poor management and lack of trained staff members has had deadly consequences on the highway.
PHOTO: Don’t Pull Out In Front Of Big Trucks
An important reminder to motorists: Don’t pull out in front of big trucks.
Mack Launches Breakthrough Suspension For Select Models
Mack trucks announces a suspension system that they claim is the toughest and most stable on the market.
Utah May Increase Freeway Speed Limits
Utah lawmakers are considering making freeway speeds higher for 4 wheelers which may make things more difficult for truck drivers soon.
TxDOT Eases Tolls on Austin Bypass to Reduce Congestion
TxDOT is giving truck drivers a bit of a break on throughway tolls near Austin. Find out how long it will last inside.
Super Bowl Forcing Road Closures All Week
If your route takes you through New Orleans this weekend, you might want to reconsider. Here’s a quick list of closures.
Virginia Attorney General Helps Trucker Put Out Fire
We’re not sure, but we believe this is the first example on record where a politician actually helped a truck driver. More news at 11…
Truck Driver Saves Man From Burning Car
A Tennessee truck driver answered the call when no other motorist would. Read about his incredible story inside.
CA Hwy 91 Closed for Development Jan. 28- 30th
Heads up truck drivers! California Highway 91 is doing some construction on Jan. 28th through 30th. Be sure you route around!
Freight Theft a Continuing Problem for Truckers
Freight theft is down slightly from the industry high of 2011. Shocking fact? Six states count for nearly 80 percent of all freight theft cases.
What Truck Drivers Should Do After an Accident
Do you know what to do after an accident with your truck? A quick checklist.
Wisconsin Rep Added to Highways and Transit Subcommittee
A Wisconsin Republican is now a key player in the 2013 Surface Transportation Bill.
House Approves $2B for Highways Destroyed by Sandy
House lawmakers pass nearly-unanimous spending bill for storm relief. It goes to the Senate next week for final approval.
Why Paying for Quality Tires Saves You More
Aside from the driver and engine, tires are probably the most important part of a truck. Here’s why you pay attention and don’t skimp.
High-Tech Smart Highway To Debut In 2013
A futuristic highway that can save energy and improve road safety is set to be installed in the Netherlands by mid-2013.
Man Steals Semi Truck and Accidentally Kills Woman While Fleeing
James Craig Layland was attempting to flee the scene in a truck when he struck a parked SUV with three people inside. He received 45 years for Manslaughter.
I-55 Bridge Lane Closure January 7 Through 11th
Plan ahead or avoid the I-55 bridge between Memphis and West Memphis for the week.
Trucker Stabbed, Police Need Information
A truck driver sustained severe injuries from a stabbing and police need some answers.
Study: Digital Billboards Hazard to Truck Drivers
Studies are finding that digital billboards are doing their jobs a little too well, and that has some industry leaders worried about their drivers.
Industry Opinions: Better Trucking Companies Value Their Drivers
We wouldn’t argue that building a culture of safety helps the bottom line at a trucking company. But why not be more specific about how to value drivers?
Quick List of What Every New Trucker Needs
A new truck driver lists some things he wish he had taken with him his first time out on the road.
Trucking Company Involved In Fatal Crash Has History of Violations
A trucking company’s safety record is under scrutiny following a fatal crash.
Truck Drivers Shouldn’t Ignore Effects of the Sun
UV rays from the sun work slowly on truck drivers, but many times the damage can be irreversible. What are some options that can protect you?
VIDEO: Truck Driver Pulls Unconscious Woman From Burning Car
A FedEx Express driver is being called a hero after saving an unconscious woman from a burning car just moments before it exploded.
Truck Drivers Offer Travel Tips To Holiday Travelers
Is there anything they missed? If you know of a good travel tip for truckers or 4 wheelers, post it up!
Healthy Habits for a Longer Truck Driving Career
Newer health regulations are tougher to maintain. What can it mean for you?
VIDEO: Meanwhile In Russia, Icy Lake Crossing
In Russia, bridges cross YOU.
Tips For Winterizing Your Truck
Here’s a quick checklist to ensure that you have everything ready for your winter drive times.
VIDEO: Man Survives Devastating Truck Accident
An amazing account of luck and accident survival from a foreign country.
Volvo Finishing ‘Convoy Technology’ Software For Trucks
Will Volvo’s new venture into multi-truck control make the roads safer, or is it just more reliance on gadgets instead of good driving habits?
Parking Shortages: Is There a Feasible Solution?
The problem of creating and maintaining safe, affordable truck parking persists. What’s being done about it?
JB Hunt Truck Driver Honored for 3 Million Safe Miles
Richard Batt of Indiana understands that slow and steady wins the race. He’s got the safe miles to prove it.
VIDEO: Backwards Crash Compilation
Two and four wheelers do some really dumb things out there, no doubt. This week, we’ll have a look at a unique way to watch 2 wheeler crashes: backwards in slow motion.
VIDEO: Moving The World’s Biggest Truck
As they say, “If you bought it, a truck brought it.” That goes for nearly everything, even other trucks.
VIDEO: Trucking North America’s Heaviest Load
That’s one heavy hitting load of dangerous material.
States Launch More Seatbelt Safety Inititatives
Will the focus on more safety-oriented programs like this one in Georgia affect your decisions on seat belt use?
Close Shave With the Law!
She was pulled over just in the “nick” of time…
State Highway Enforcement Expected to be Heavy for Holiday
Watch your three, six and nine this week, as a majority of states have announced extra traffic law enforcement during the holiday.
Video: Truck Driver Does Power Slides at 60 MPH
Three letters: W T F
VIDEO: Why Center Barriers Are Good
Think those center median safety rails don’t do much? Watch…
See the Highway of Death in Brazil
As Marcondes walked to his truck, his wife said, “Be careful and may God be with you.” I knew why they talked that way; His route was the “Highway of Death.”
Traffic Routes in Northeast Nearly Back to Normal
Most traffic routes in the Northeast are back to normal. Read about which ones aren’t yet.
Volvo North America Issues Recall Over Safety Belts
Get the number where you can contact Volvo North America to schedule a safety maintenance appointment.
How To Make Your Cell Phone Power Last Longer
Just a quick precautionary, common-sense list about how to keep your cell phone alive as long as needed during a storm.
Trucking Companies Already Shifting Efforts Toward Storm Relief
Hurricane Sandy is now having a direct and hurtful effect on the economies of the northeastern seaboards. Trucking companies are responding to the need.