Trucking News

Here you will find the today’s top trucking news. We add new content daily, so check back often to stay up to date on all things trucking-related!

Missouri Trucking Company Owners Sentenced To Federal Prison

ATA CEO Bill Graves Files Lawsuit Over HOS Ruling

Citing unqualified predictions about safety and productivity, Bill Graves of the ATA is asking a Circuit Court of Appeals to roll back the revised Hours of Service ruling handed down in Nov. 2011.

The Pre-Trip Report | Feb. 13 – 20

Get a quick review of vital transportation and trucking industry news topics here before you hit the road. Updated all week!
Trucking Industry News 2012

Surface Transportation Bill Set for House Vote

Surface Transportation Bill, just released through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Jan. 31 is set for a House vote today. What does it mean for small carriers?
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The Pre-Trip Report | Feb. 6 – 12th

Get vital trucking industry news here at CDL Life before you fire up the ignition. Updated every day of the week.
Weekly Trucking andTransportation News

Cargo Theft Spurs New Partnership with Highway Patrol

Cargo theft is on the rise, but some state law enforcement agencies are upping their game to match.
Trucking and Transportation Legal Issues from CDL Life

Hours of Service Revision Challenged by GOP Congressman

Some GOP Congressmen are calling for the FMCSA to put their money where their mouth is regarding the new HOS Rules.
Truckers Save Puppies

Highway Heroes: Truckers Deliver Safety

Before they knew it, a couple traveling with a group of newborn puppies were in flaming danger, then danger of freezing. Thanks to truckers, they're all alive.
Driver Shortage

Driver Shortages Force Carriers To Revise Salary Caps

Industry researchers and carriers are almost in complete agreement that truck driver salaries need to rise in order to get more qualified drivers back to work.
Sam LaHood Detained in Egypt

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood’s Son Sam Detained in Egypt

Sam LaHood of the International Republican Institute, a pro-democracy group stationed in Egypt and son of Dept. of Transportation Ray LaHood, has been detained and prevented from leaving the country.
Ron Sowder Safest Trucker

4 Million Miles Without an Accident

Ron Sowder has gone farther and longer than any other truck driver for UPS. This week the company honored him as the safest truck driver in North America.

Entrepreneurial Woman Keeps Truckers Safe & Rolling

A Canadian woman created a business to help truckers stay safe and keep their trucks on the road. She loves truckers and her job. Read more about her.
Trucking and Transportation News

The Pre-Trip Report | Jan. 24 – 29

Get your transportation and trucking news review here each week, at home or on the go.

Commuters Need to Know I’m Driving a Bomb

What puts a fuel truck driver on edge? It's pretty common.
Cargo Theft Statistics 2011

2011 Featured Peak Levels of Cargo Theft

The crime of cargo theft is on the rise which is bad news for long haul truckers. They seem to be targeting lower value freight, however.
Trucker Survives Tree Storm

Tree Crushes Semi, Driver Miraculously Survives

Have a look at a pic of an impact between a semi truck and a large Oregon tree. Close call!

Truck Driver Robbers Pursued in Alabama

Police are asking for help and tips while they pursue a team of robbers who target off-duty truckers in Alabama.
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