Grinch-y cops tell truck drivers to kill the Christmas lights

A group of truck drivers who spread holiday cheer throughout their community with brightly-lit Christmas decorations on their trucks have been ordered to kill the lights because police say that they could pose a...
Trucker cited for hauling 36 foot wide shed without permit

Trucker cited for hauling 36 foot wide shed without permit

A truck driver landed himself in hot water earlier this month when he got caught hauling what is definitely an oversized load without the proper permits or an escort vehicle. Earlier this month, a sheriff's...

VIDEO: On the eighth day, God made a trucker

Check out the latest from BigRig Videos which highlights the special kind of person that it takes to make the sacrifices necessary to become a trucker. Big Rig Videos explains why they made the video: "HOPE RESTORED Natural...
Driver writes about the dark side of mental health and trucking, offers hope

Driver writes about the dark side of mental health and trucking, offers hope

CDLLife reader R Jerry Paulick recently wrote in to share his thoughts on the tough ways that trucking takes a toll on mental health and reminds drivers there is always hope and help available. He writes: "I...
Capitol Christmas Tree makes a stop at a Kansas City Kenworth dealership

Capitol Christmas Tree makes a stop at a Kansas City Kenworth dealership

On Monday, the Capitol Christmas tree made a stop in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of its cross-country journey to Washington D.C. The event was hosted by MHC Kenworth on the afternoon of November 20. The...
Louisiana truck stop replaces Tony the Tiger with camel

Louisiana truck stop tiger “Tony” dies

A Siberian-Bengal tiger named Tony who spent his life as an attraction at the Tiger Truck Stop near Grosse Tete has passed away. Tony was euthanized on Monday, October 16, because he was suffering from...
Open letter from a wife that supports ELDs

Open letter from a wife that supports ELDs

This guest post from CDLLife reader Raylean offers a different perspective on the ELD mandate. A Driver's Wife Shares Her View On ELDs "I know this is going to get so many negative comments and frankly,...
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CHP shares incredible photos of runaway truck aftermath

Yesterday the California Highway Patrol's Fort Tejon - Grapevine division shared stunning images of a truck that was forced to use a runaway truck ramp. CHP: Runaway Truck Ramps Save Countless Lives From CHP: "The runaway truck...
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Trump faces trucker backlash on Twitter following tax speech

After speaking about tax reform at an event where truckers were represented by the American Trucking Association, President Trump faced social media backlash from drivers who feel that they were not well spoken-for. Yesterday Trump...
Photo by photo, watch as a truck comes inches from being pancaked by a train

Photo by photo, watch as a truck comes inches from being pancaked by a...

CDLLife reader Juan sent us a series of photos of a truck driver's close call with a train that will make your jaw drop. REMINDER: NEVER TRY TO BEAT A TRAIN These photos come courtesy of...
Here's what National Truck Driver Appreciation Week looked like across America

Here’s what National Truck Driver Appreciation Week looked like across America

As National Truck Driver Appreciation Week comes to a close, we thought it might be fun to take a moment to see the different ways that trucking companies chose to give thanks to their...
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VIDEO: Kids talk about how their truck driver parents are heroes

In this touching video, the children in trucking families talk about how they look up to their truck driver moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas for the sacrifices that they make to keep America running. The...
"GPS glitch" leaves truck stuck under overpass

“GPS glitch” leaves truck stuck under overpass

A truck driver says that a "glitch" in his GPS system is the reason that his truck became so remarkably stuck under an overpass in Massachusetts. Overpass Strike Blamed On GPS The incident took place on...
Trucker finds 8 foot gator under his 18 wheeler

Trucker finds 8 foot gator under his 18 wheeler

Several Alabama police officers can add "gator wrangling" to their resumes after they  came to assist a truck driver with a scaly Monday morning surprise. Trucker Comes Face To Face With Gator In Alabama According to...
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VIDEO: ” Is Expedited Trucking A Right Fit For A Married Couple Who Team?”

J Canell, a truck driver that tells his driving stories on YouTube, shared a video of a married couple that does expedited trucking. J Canell captioned this video: "Expedited trucking is the branch of freight hauling that...
Trucker Jackknifes To Avoid Hitting Road Rager

Truck Driver Robbed At Gunpoint In Newark, Delaware I-95 Service Center

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, a 31-year-old tractor-trailer driver was approached by a man while waiting in his truck in the Southern parking lot of the Delaware House Service Area (530 JFK Memorial Highway)....
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