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Dash cam maker says this driver-facing video may have saved driver’s job

A dash cam manufacturer is making the case for driver-facing cameras by demonstrating how they saved one trucker from getting in trouble after his truck was damaged while avoiding a head-on collision.

Another major retailer just ordered Tesla semi trucks to add to their fleet

The trucks are still set to roll out in 2019.
Family-owned truck stop to offer free Thanksgiving dinner to CDL holders

Family-owned truck stop to offer free Thanksgiving dinner to CDL holders

A truck stop in the greater Chicago area will be offering a free Thanksgiving dinner to truckers who aren't able to be with their families over the holiday.

PFJ exec who defrauded truckers gets to stay home for Christmas, afterall

Pilot Flying J’s ex-President, Mark Hazelwood, was recently approved for his request to remain free on bond until his conviction is complete. The former truck stop president was convicted of fraudulently scamming truckers at the...
You'll see troopers every 20 miles of a 2,555 mile-long interstate on Thanksgiving weekend

A 2,555 mile-long interstate will have troopers stationed every 20 miles on Thanksgiving weekend

State troopers in eight states are planning a major enforcement campaign over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Connecticut Truck Tolls

Truckers are receiving help from an unlikely source in the fight against truck-only tolls

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is backing state trucking groups in their fight against a new plan to toll only trucks. 
This interstate is blood red after a semi truck spilled its load

Red food dye colors interstate after truck loses load

Drivers were seeing red on a Pennsylvania interstate this morning after a semi truck jackknifed and lost its load.
Tesla buys trucking companies to speed up deliveries

Tesla buys unknown number of trucking companies to speed up deliveries

Tesla founder Elon Musk says that he has made major acquisitions in trucking in order to ease the "delivery logistics hell" of getting customers their Model 3s on time.

Drivers asked to ‘stay off roads’ as whiteout conditions cause 250 crashes

Pennsylvania authorities are cautioning drivers to keep off the roads as severe winter weather conditions have caused over 250 crashes in the central and western parts of the state.
Arkansas DOT blames I-40 gridlock on "sleeping truck drivers"

Arkansas DOT blames I-40 gridlock on ‘sleeping truck drivers’

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (DOT) says that they're having trouble getting traffic moving after an overnight interstate shutdown because of truckers who simply went to sleep on the road.

Trucker arrested for assault over truck stop parking spot

A truck driver was arrested in Florida this week when a dispute over another trucker's parking job turned into an attempted attack on the sleeping driver. 
CVSA

CVSA tells officers not to wake up sleeping drivers, leave off-duty truckers alone

New guidance from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) tells inspection officers that they must leave truck drivers alone when they are off-duty or in the sleeper berth.

Trucking company owner sentenced to a year in prison for lying about hazmat load

A Montana trucking company owner will spend a year in prison and pay more than $1 million worth of fines following an explosion that seriously injured three workers -- and the attempted coverup that followed. 
Trump's EPA announces surprise truck emissions initiative

Trump administration announces surprise plan for stricter truck emissions

Today the Trump administration debuted a new plan designed to crack down on emissions from heavy duty trucks.

Two large spools fall off semi, forcing motorists to scatter

The Texas Department of Transportation says that overheight loads are a major issue in Houston.

OSHA fines trucking company after ‘on-site dangers’ leads to employees death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has concluded their investigation into the death of a U.S. Xpress employee. An accident in April involving the death of an employee prompted the...

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