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Dash cam captures a major merge battle involving a truck driver and a motorist who just won't take "no" for an answer.
Drug smugglers hauling limes attempted to conceal $3 million worth of cocaine by wrapping the packages in photos of limes.  The drugs were found on Thursday, February 22nd inside a semi truck trying to pass through the...

Nearly 17% Of Americans Who Die On The Job Are Truckers

A blog post published yesterday by the U.S. Department of Labor shines a light on exactly how much more dangerous trucking is than an...

Roadcheck 2015 Results Announced

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance this week announced the results of Roadcheck 2015.

Trucking-Related Fatalities Reach 6-Year High

Fatalities in the trucking industry reached a 6-year high and accounted for nearly 2 of every 3 workplace fatalities.

HOS Changes Resulted In ‘Statistically Significant Increase In Truck Crashes’

"After many years of crash decreases, everyone knows our industry has experienced an uptick in crashes," said Dean Newell, Vice President, Safety of Maverick USA, Inc. and a member of ATRI's Research Advisory Committee. "This latest analysis from ATRI validates both changes in operations and crash risk that seem to be associated with the restart rule. Regulations should serve to improve safety, not create additional safety risks."

Highway Fatalities Down in 2013

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) shows a 3.1% decrease in highway fatalities over last year, and a 25% decrease in overall highway deaths since 2004.

Truck Drivers Have the Highest Rate of Workplace Injuries in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries today announced that, in the state of Washington, truck drivers have the highest rate of workplace injuries.

NTSB Issues 7 Truck Safety Recommendations

The NTSB today announced 7 recommendations to the National Highway Safety Administration, urging them to to take action to "improve the safety of trucks."

VIDEO: Real-Life Texting and Driving Challenge

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Check out this video that proves texting and driving is not as easy or harmless as it seems.

Average Age of Drivers Increasing, Tenure Decreasing

The average driver age has gone up, while tenure has gone down.

Trucking Oklahoma’s Deadliest Occupation

What can be done to make the profession safer for drivers?

Report Highlights Importance of Trucking Industry

According to the report, trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the U.S.

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