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New museum dedicated to trucking industry to open in Chattanooga

Trucking ‘Haul of Fame’ museum to open to the public

Trucking enthusiasts will have a new destination to put on their list after a new museum opens up in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, next year.
Major interstate in Birmingham to close for 14 months

Major interstate in Birmingham to close for 14 months

Drivers can expect more than a year's worth of traffic headaches as Alabama transportation officials will be shutting down a major downtown Birmingham interstate until 2020.
CBBT Crash

Trucker who fell off Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel had numerous drugs in system

A truck driver who lost his life after crashing off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel earlier this year was driving with numerous types of drugs and alcohol in his system, according to a recently released toxicology report.
Spool

Houston drivers (once again) dodge giant spool in roadway

For the third time in just a few weeks, drivers in Houston, Texas, have had to swerve to avoid a spool that fell off of a truck.

Watch: Ice on highway leads to treacherous driving conditions

Take a look as an already chaotic crash scene gets even worse when a semi truck loses control and careens off of the roadway.
Trucking company owner busted for ripping off state for $16 million

Outlaws: Trucking co. busted in $16 million interstate recycling scheme

California authorities say that they have arrested three people after uncovering a trucking company's multi-million dollar recycling fraud scheme.

Operation Snowflake: Grapevine shut down after snow and ice leads to multiple accidents

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that I-5 over the Grapevine is shut down until further notice after heavy snow and ice resulted in multiple crashes.
Boulder

Trucker ‘lucky to be alive’ after large boulder falls on rig

An Alaskan trucker is lucky to be alive after a close call with a gigantic boulder during a major earthquake.

Recall: Dangerous defects discovered in Freightliner, Peterbilt, Kenworth, and Volvo semi trucks

Numerous recently discovered and potentially dangerous defects have forced transportation officials to issue several recalls affecting thousands of trucks.
I-80 closed for pileup involving seven semi trucks

Interstate 80 closed after pileup involving 7 semis

Wyoming transportation officials were forced to close down both directions of I-80 following a chain reaction crash involving multiple semi trucks.
ELD

FMCSA just released visor cards to help officers and drivers that can’t figure out...

There is apparently so much confusion about the proper use of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) technology out there in the trucking and law enforcement community that federal authorities were forced to put together a graphic instructional guide.
Georgia county shuts down excessive semi truck boot fees

Georgia county shuts down excessive semi truck boot fees

A Georgia county has enacted a new law that limits the power of vehicle booting companies that prey on parked semi trucks.
Winter Weather

Major ice storm may make driving impossible on several interstates this weekend

Forecasters are warning drivers to prepare for a severe ice storm that is threatening the south-central part of the county starting on Friday.

DOT Doctor busted for handing out bogus trucker medical certificates

A Georgia doctor will face more than two years in prison for providing CDL holders with medical certificates when they hadn't actually undergone physical examinations to assess whether they were fit to drive.
Minimum Truck Driver Training

Canadian province significantly increases new truck driver training requirements

After Canadian transportation authorities announced strict minimum training standards for truck drivers, many are wondering if American authorities should ask the same of their entry-level truck drivers. 
Tens of thousands of Sikhs entered trucking in the past two years

Here’s why Sikhs are one of the fastest growing groups in trucking

Whether you know it or not, a new group of drivers is changing the trucking industry in the United States.

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