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Trucker Arrested After Pinning Another Driver's Leg In Backing Accident

Trucker Arrested After Pinning Another Driver’s Leg In Parking Accident

A truck driver has pled guilty to charges following a backing crash at a Connecticut truck stop that injured another… Read more »


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Man Who Shot And Ran Over UPS Semi Driver In Walmart Parking Lot Believed He Killed Trump

Man Confesses To Murder Of UPS Truck Driver

The man who allegedly shot and ran over a UPS truck driver in an Ithaca Walmart parking lot yesterday has… Read more »


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ATA: Trucker Turnover Hits 5 Year Low At Large Carriers

ATA: Trucker Turnover Hits 5 Year Low At Large Carriers

The American Trucking Association has announced that driver turnover rates at large carriers fell to their lowest rate since 2011…. Read more »


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Local News Crew Chooses Perfect Soundtrack For Stolen Truck Chase Video

Local News Crew Chooses Perfect Soundtrack For Stolen Truck Chase Video

A Spokane news crew captured some impressive video of the stolen semi truck rampaging through the city yesterday — and… Read more »


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UPS Truck Driver Dies After Being Shot And Run Over In Walmart Parking Lot

UPS Truck Driver Dies After Being Shot And Run Over In Walmart Parking Lot

A UPS company truck driver was fatally shot and run over in a Walmart parking lot in Ithaca this morning…. Read more »


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Four Schools On Lockdown As Police Pursue Suspicious Walmart Truck

Four Schools Locked Down As Police Pursue Suspicious Truck

Four schools in Spokane, Washington, were locked down while police pursued a truck with a Walmart trailer driving erratically in the… Read more »


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Operation Safe Driver Week 2016 Results Released

Operation Safe Driver Week 2016 Results Released

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has released the results from their annual truck safety enforcement campaign, Operation Safe Driver Week. This… Read more »


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At Least Three Dead In 40 Vehicle Pileup On Michigan I-96

At Least Three Dead In 40 Vehicle Pileup On Michigan I-96

At least three people have been killed in an estimated 40 vehicle pileup on I-96 near Fowlerville, Michigan, this morning…. Read more »


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U.S. Xpress Says It Will Add Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Semis To Fleet

U.S. Xpress Says It Will Add Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Semis To Fleet

Today U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. announced that it has committed to adding the zero emission Nikola One to its fleet… Read more »


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Local News Crew Scolds Truckers For Not Driving To Conditions

Local News Crew Scolds Truckers For Not Driving To Conditions

A local news crew out of Spokane targeted truckers with a speed gun, claiming that they weren’t slowing down enough… Read more »


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Congress Advances Bill To Make Current HOS Rules Permanent

Congress Advances Bill To Make Current HOS Rules Permanent

A provision on truck driver hours of service regulations has been added to a short term spending bill expected to… Read more »


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Prosecutor Says Child Porn Offender Committed Suicide By Truck

Prosecutor Says Child Porn Offender Committed Suicide By Truck

A former prosecutor has confirmed that the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a tractor trailer on the New… Read more »


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Veteran Trucker Escapes Chicago Road Rage Shooting

Veteran Trucker Escapes Chicago Road Rage Shooting

A veteran trucker is considering retirement following a frightening road rage shooting in Chicago yesterday. The shooting took place last… Read more »


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FMCSA: Thousands Of Drivers Have 30 Days To Obtain New Medical Certification

FMCSA Creates National Entry-Level Driver Training Standards

The FMCSA has released its Final Rule to establish a nationwide minimum training standard for new truck drivers. Rule Does… Read more »


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Winter Driving Advice From Veteran Truckers

Winter Driving Advice From Veteran Truckers

We asked CDLLife readers for advice on driving in challenging winter weather conditions. Out of the hundreds of responses that… Read more »


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North Dakota Shuts Down 200 Miles Of I-94, Truckers Asked To Stay In Fargo

North Dakota Shuts Down 200 Miles Of I-94, Truckers Asked To Stay In Fargo

North Dakota transportation officials have shut down more than 200 miles of I-94 due to winter weather. The North Dakota… Read more »


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Raccoon Blamed For Jackknife, Diesel Spill

Raccoon Blamed For Jackknife, Diesel Spill, Evacuation

A semi truck crash that led to a diesel fuel spill that forced officials to evacuate a Florida neighborhood was caused… Read more »


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Kansas Is Elevating Overpasses To Stop Truck Strikes

Kansas Is Elevating Overpasses To Stop Truck Strikes

Transportation officials in Kansas are taking action to prevent truck strikes by raising the clearance height of several of the… Read more »


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Truck Driver Called A Hero After Explosion At Propane Company

Truck Driver Called A Hero After Explosion At Propane Company

A truck driver has been hailed as a hero for his actions during a fire and explosion at a Washington… Read more »


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Trucker Strikes Fellow Driver With Metal Gauntlet Over Loud Radio

Trucker Strikes Fellow Driver With Metal Gauntlet Over Loud Radio

A truck stop fight over a loud radio turned medieval when one truck driver struck another with a metal gauntlet… Read more »


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Tennessee Police Search For Suspect Who Shot And Killed Truck Driver "For No Apparent Reason"

Tennessee Police Search For Suspect Who Shot And Killed Truck Driver “For No Apparent Reason”

Police are hunting for a suspect who they say shot and killed a Krispy Kreme truck driver during a gas… Read more »


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"Eyes On 94" Truck Enforcement Blitz Starts Next Week

“Eyes On 94” Truck Enforcement Blitz Starts Next Week

Starting on Monday, law enforcement officers in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana will be on the lookout for violations by truck… Read more »


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Teen Dies After "Intentionally" Walking In Front Of 18 Wheeler On I-35

Teen Dies After “Intentionally” Walking In Front Of 18 Wheeler On I-35

A seventeen year old man died this morning when he reportedly walked directly into the path of a semi on… Read more »


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FMCSA: Thousands Of Drivers Have 30 Days To Obtain New Medical Certification

FMCSA Starts National Database For CDL Holder Drug And Alcohol Violations

This morning the FMCSA announced the establishment of a nationwide searchable database that will hold records of drug and alcohol… Read more »


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Western Express Stabbing Suspect Arrested In New York

Western Express Stabbing Suspect Arrested In New York

U.S. Marshals have arrested a man who is wanted in connection with the stabbing death of another man in the Western… Read more »


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Crash Leaves Truck Dangling From Overpass

Crash Leaves Truck Dangling From Overpass

A crash yesterday left a truck hauling two trailers hanging from overpass next to the  14 Freeway in Acton, California. KTLA:… Read more »


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Study Ranks Best And Worst Drivers By State

Study Ranks Best And Worst Drivers By State

A new study from an insurance site used over two million data points to rank American drivers from worst to… Read more »


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Lawsuit Accuses Trucking Company Of Refusing To Hire Veteran Because Of Meds

Lawsuit Accuses Trucking Company Of Refusing To Hire Veteran Because Of Meds

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Stevens Transport after they reportedly refused to hire an Air Force veteran of… Read more »


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Lost Georgia Trucker Robbed At Gunpoint In Jersey City

Lost Georgia Trucker Robbed At Gunpoint In Jersey City

A Georgia-based trucker was robbed at gunpoint by three masked suspects while trying to get directions early this morning. The… Read more »


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Otto Violated Nevada's Self-Driving Vehicles Law -- But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

Otto Violated Nevada’s Self-Driving Vehicles Law — But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

A new report suggests that “driverless” truck maker Otto deliberately defied Nevada regulations when they tested one of their vehicles… Read more »


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Battery Thief Puts The Brakes On 22 Truck Fleet

Battery Thief Puts The Brakes On 22 Truck Fleet

A thief was able to halt a twenty-two truck Indianapolis-based fleet by stealing all twenty-two of their batteries during a… Read more »


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FMCSA: Thousands Of Drivers Have 30 Days To Obtain New Medical Certification

FMCSA Shuts Down Trucker After Fatal Pedestrian Strike

The FMCSA has ordered an Idaho trucker out of service following a fatal crash with a pedestrian that occurred when… Read more »


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Connecticut Police Warn Drivers About Rest Area Scammers

Connecticut Police Warn Drivers About Rest Area Scammers

Connecticut State Police have issued a warning about scammers approaching drivers at the state’s rest areas. There have been an… Read more »


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Tracy Morgan Crash Truck Driver Pleads Guilty To Avoid Prison

The truck driver involved in the high profile crash that injured actor Tracy Morgan has pled guilty to several charges… Read more »


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Trump Chooses New DOT Chief

Trump Chooses New DOT Chief

President-elect Donald Trump has announced the appointment of a new head for the Department of Transportation. Trump named former Labor… Read more »


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Connecticut Cops Seek Trucker Who Sideswiped Cruiser

Connecticut Cops Seek Trucker Who Sideswiped Cruiser

Connecticut State Police are looking for a truck driver who they say sideswiped one of their cruisers and then fled… Read more »


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Walmart Truck Drivers Win $54 Million In Back Pay

Walmart Truck Drivers Win $54 Million In Back Pay

A federal jury sided with a group of 850 California truck drivers who said that Walmart failed to pay them… Read more »


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Dash Cam Video Leads To Trucker's Arrest In Death Of Colorado Trooper

Dash Cam Video Leads To Truck Driver’s Arrest In Death Of Colorado Trooper

A box truck driver has been arrested and charged following the “move over” death of a Colorado State Trooper on… Read more »


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Trucker Found Shot In Head Behind Trailer On I-75

Trucker Found Shot In Head Behind Trailer On I-75

Atlanta police are investigating after a truck driver was found lying behind his trailer with a gunshot wound to the head… Read more »


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Otto Violated Nevada's Self-Driving Vehicles Law -- But Will Not Face Serious Penalties

Self-Driving Truck “Otto” To Hit Ohio Roads Today

Ohio transportation officials have announced that a “driverless” Otto semi truck will be traveling on public roads in regular traffic… Read more »


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Report: West Virginia Truck Driver School Under Investigation

Report: Virginia Truck Driver School Under Investigation

NBC 12 and the DMV are investigating a former student’s claim that a Virginia based truck driver training school is… Read more »


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Teamsters Outraged By Less Than Truckload Company Shuttering Its Doors Unannounced

PRESS RELEASE: Teamsters Outraged By Less Than Truckload Company Shuttering Its Doors Unannounced

(ROSEVILLE, Minnesota, November 22, 2016 /PRNewswire) — Over 100 families in Minnesota and South Dakota are wondering how they are going to make ends meet after showing… Read more »


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Trump's "Big Trucker" Friend Makes Another Appearance In NY Times Interview

Trump’s “Big Trucker” Friend Makes Another Appearance In NY Times Interview

During an interview with the New York Times, President-Elect Trump once again made mention of his “big trucker” friend who… Read more »


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"Cargo Pirates" Report Features Never Before Seen Footage Of Thieves In Action

“Cargo Pirates” Report Features Never Before Seen Footage Of Thieves In Action

An investigative report from NBC Los Angeles gives you a glimpse into the lucrative and increasingly violent world of the… Read more »


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Fiery Three Semi Crash On Indiana Toll Road Kills Trucker

Fiery Three Semi Crash On Indiana Toll Road Kills Trucker

A truck driver lost his life in a three semi truck crash on the Indiana Toll Road yesterday afternoon. The… Read more »


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Lawsuit Could Cause Trucking Companies To Crack Down On Hands-Free Phone Use

Lawsuit Could Cause Trucking Companies To Crack Down On Hands-Free Phone Use

A multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuit settlement has prompted one North Carolina trucking company to ban its drivers from hands-free… Read more »


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Port Authority Sues Trucking Company For Chronic Toll Skipping

Port Authority Sues Trucking Company For Chronic Toll Skipping

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will take a trucking company to court over its history of… Read more »


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Fired Trucker Intentionally Dumped 1000 Bushels Of Corn On Road

Police: Fired Trucker Intentionally Dumped 1000 Bushels Of Corn On Road

A truck driver was arrested and is facing felony charges after he allegedly dumped nearly 1,000 bushels of corn on… Read more »


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Crete Carrier And Shaffer Trucking To Increase Pay For OTR Drivers In 2017

Crete Carrier And Shaffer Trucking To Increase Pay For OTR Drivers In 2017

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking have announced that they will offer a pay increase for their over the road drivers…. Read more »


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Three Truckers Rescue Fellow Driver From Tanker Crash And Fire

Three Truckers Rescue Fellow Driver From Tanker Crash And Fire

A group of three truckers have been credited with saving the life of a fellow truck driver when his gasoline… Read more »


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