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CRST Faces $350 Million Lawsuit For 2014 Crash

CRST Faces $350 Million Lawsuit For 2014 Crash

A lawsuit alleging that CRST has a “history of malicious misconduct in hiring, investigating and retaining its employees” is seeking… Read more »


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Trucker Shot In Cab Sues Oakland Coliseum For Negligence

Trucker Shot In Cab Sues Oakland Coliseum For Negligence

A truck driver who was shot while sleeping in the cab of his truck near the Oakland Coliseum has sued… Read more »


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New York To Revoke Vehicle Registration For Toll Evaders

New York To Revoke Vehicle Registration For Toll Evaders

Starting today, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has the authority to suspend the vehicle registration of toll… Read more »


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Study: Truckers With Three Or More Medical Conditions Are More Likely To Crash

Study: Truckers With Three Or More Medical Conditions Are More Likely To Crash

A new study suggests that for commercial truck drivers, having three or more medical conditions is linked to a significantly… Read more »


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Proposed Bill Would Protect Drivers Who Hit Roadway Protesters

Proposed Bill Would Protect Drivers Who Hit Roadway Protesters

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have proposed legislation that would shield drivers from legal responsibility if they hit protesters standing… Read more »


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Judge: Swift Transportation Misclassified Drivers As Independent Contractors

Judge: Swift Transportation Misclassified Drivers As Independent Contractors

A federal judge ended a seven year legal battle between Swift Transportation and a group of drivers, finding that those… Read more »


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Trucking Dispatcher Sentenced To 15 Months For $1 Million Scam

Trucking Dispatcher Sentenced To 15 Months For $1 Million Scam

A Houston trucking dispatcher was sentenced to 15 months in prison for defrauding an Oklahoma City company out of more than… Read more »


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CFI Increases Driver Pay, Adds Over 600 Kenworth T680s To Fleet

CFI Increases Driver Pay, Adds Over 600 Kenworth T680s To Fleet

In an attempt to become “one of the most driver-friendly companies in the industry,” CFI announced a $0.02 per mile… Read more »


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Avalanche Hits Semi, Shuts Down I-70 Over Vail Pass

Avalanche Hits Semi, Shuts Down I-70 Over Vail Pass

An early morning avalanche has forced the closure of I-70 in both directions over Vail Pass in Colorado. The avalanche happened… Read more »


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Colorado State Trooper Shares Surprising Secret For Driving In Winter Weather

VIDEO: Colorado State Trooper Shares Surprising Secret For Driving In Winter Weather

Colorado State Trooper Lewis made an informative video to give drivers “a little known secret that hardly anyone knows about… Read more »


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High Winds Blow Over Trucks In Southern Colorado

High Winds Blow Over Trucks In Southern Colorado

Winds gusting at over 100 m.p.h. have blown over several semis and impacted traffic in the southern Colorado region. Another… Read more »


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Family-Run Truck Stop Closing Its Doors For Good

Family-Run Truck Stop Closing Its Doors For Good

A Missouri truck stop that has been family-run for over 30 years is going out of business soon, according to… Read more »


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I-10 In Downtown Houston To Close This Weekend For Emergency Repairs

I-10 In Downtown Houston To Close This Weekend For Emergency Repairs

Expect traffic headaches in downtown Houston this weekend as transportation officials are shutting down a section of I-10 for bridge… Read more »


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Ever Heard Of "Roundabout City USA"?

LISTEN: Ever Heard Of “Roundabout City USA”?

This interesting audio segment from PRI’s “The World” gives you a brief overview of Carmel, Indiana — a town that… Read more »


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Michigan To Raise Speed Limits To 75 MPH

Michigan To Raise Speed Limits To 75 MPH

Yesterday lawmakers in Michigan approved legislation that will raise the speed limits on some roads to 75 m.p.h. Governor Rick… Read more »


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Baylor Trucking Announces Driver Pay Increase

Baylor Trucking Announces Driver Pay Increase

Today Baylor Trucking announced that they will increase pay for both their new and experienced drivers. From today’s announcement: “Compensation… Read more »


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Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Going Up On Sunday

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Going Up On Sunday

Starting on Sunday, drivers using the Pennsylvania Turnpike will pay an extra 6% in tolls. The toll hike is intended… Read more »


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Residents In Three U.S. Towns Oppose Truck Stops

Residents In Three U.S. Towns Oppose Truck Stops

What do the cities of Lathrop, California, Ostego, Minnesota, and Volusia, Florida, have in common? Residents in all three cities… Read more »


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Police: Trucker's Dash Cam Video Not Enough To Bring Charges Against Motorist

Police: Trucker’s Dash Cam Video Not Enough To Bring Charges Against Motorist

Cedar Rapids police say that they have no plans to charge a motorist for an apparent road rage incident with… Read more »


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Montana Suspends Hours Of Service Regs In Face Of Winter Storm

Montana Suspends Hours Of Service Regs In Face Of Winter Weather

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has temporarily suspended hours of service regulations for some truck drivers in his state over fear that… Read more »


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

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

Yesterday the FMCSA issued public notice of their intent to revoke all medical certificates issued by an Atlanta chiropractor in… Read more »


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

FMCSA Puts The Brakes On Massachusetts Box Truck Driver And Carrier Following Fatal Crash

The FMCSA has declared a Massachusetts box truck driver and the company that he works for an imminent hazard to… Read more »


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White House Report Predicts That 80% to 100% Of Truckers At Risk Of Losing Jobs To Automation

White House Report Predicts That 80% to 100% Of Truckers At Risk Of Losing Jobs To Automation

A new White House report on the effect of automation on the job market makes startling predictions for the trucking… Read more »


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Army Vet Fired From Trucking Job For Driving With Service Dog

Army Vet Fired From Trucking Job For Driving With Service Dog

A U.S. Army veteran is fighting back after she was fired from her job as a truck driver for driving… Read more »


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How To Chain Up Tires

VIDEO: How To Chain Up Tires

Here’s an instructional video on how to chain up the tires on your semi. Video Credit: STEVE KINKLE


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Trucking Named One Of The Top Ten Deadliest U.S. Jobs

Trucking Named One Of The Top Ten Deadliest U.S. Jobs

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics proves that trucking is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. According… Read more »


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Werner Driver And Veteran Wins New Truck

Military Veteran Werner Driver Wins New Truck

A Navy veteran and Werner driver won a new Kenworth T680 after being named the nation’s top rookie driver, helping him… Read more »


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Love's Adds 450 Truck Parking Spots Nationwide During Record-Setting Day

Love’s Adds 450 Truck Parking Spots Nationwide During Record-Setting Day

Yesterday Love’s Travel Centers opened five new locations, adding over 450 truck parking spots across the country. December 15 marked… Read more »


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Amazon Rumored To Be At Work On App To Match Truckers With Shippers

Amazon Rumored To Be At Work On App To Match Truckers With Shippers

A new report from Business Insider claims that Amazon is secretly at work on an app to eliminate the need… Read more »


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Walmart Pushes For Driver-Facing Cameras With Pilot Program

Walmart Pushes For Driver-Facing Cameras With Pilot Program

Under pressure to protect itself from costly lawsuits, Walmart Transportation will begin testing the use of both forward-facing and driver-facing… Read more »


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

FMCSA To Keep Random Controlled Substance Testing Rate At 25%

The FMCSA has issued an announcement that they plan to maintain the controlled substance testing rate for commercial drivers at… Read more »


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FedEx CEO Says Trump's Trade Policy Puts Thousands Of Jobs At Risk

FedEx CEO Says Trump’s Trade Policy Puts Thousands Of Jobs At Risk

FedEx CEO Fred Smith has issued a stern warning to President-Elect Donald Trump on the impact that his trade policies… Read more »


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OOIDA Sends Christmas Wish List To Trump Team

OOIDA Sends Christmas Wish List To Trump Team

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has penned a letter to Vice-President Elect Mike Pence asking for an end to the… Read more »


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Jake Brake Ban

Chesterfield Jake Brake Ban: Truckers Could Spend Three Months Behind Bars

The Saint Louis suburb of Chesterfield has recently passed a ban on jake brakes — and they’ve attached big penalties… 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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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