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Trump (Hearts) Trucks … A Sight To See President Trump Takes a Jump Into A Semi Truck! Watch The Video Here!

The internet cannot stop raging about President Donald Trump playing in a 18 wheeler semi-truck. I (heart) Trucks day at the White House went pretty great. Donald Trump met with truckers at the White House on Thursday, and they let him get behind the wheel of one of the big rigs himself. The Semi-Truck was […]

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The Largest Relocation of Airlines In History Happening At LAX… The Second Busiest Airport In The Nation

Delta Air Lines has a new goal to minimize disruptions to travelers at Los Angeles International Airport between May 12-16. This is when the carrier will change terminals at the airport.No major US airport has ever seen a move of this sort. In order to accommodate Delta’s move from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and […]

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US Unemployment Rate Goes Down Thanks To 235,000 New Jobs… What Else Changed Because Of This?

A whopping 235,000 jobs were added by the US Economy in February, according to government data released Friday morning. This information surpassed the expectations of economists. Its also most likely cleared the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month. Due to this recent addition, the unemployment rate went down to 4.7 […]

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Nearly 200,000 Residents Evacuated From Northern California

Horror is still stirring in Northern California even as the water levels at the Oroville Dam have begun to fall. Officials ordered nearly 200,000 residents to evacuate because the country’s tallest dam posted a threat in releasing wild floodwaters downstream.   The spillage coming from the dam has seized in result to, lowering the water levels. […]

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Semi-Truck Crashes Into Restaurant Leaving Two Frightened Employees, One Confused Driver, and A Wrecked Eatery

One Semi-Truck, one confused driver, and a wrecked restaurant basically sums up the events of Monday Morning in Monck Corner. A semi-truck crashed into the side of Huddle House restaurant on Monday near 1:40 am. The crash frightened the employees greatly but they were unharmed. They were struck by some debris but nothing major has […]

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A New Partnership Is Brewing Between Ford and Amazon… Could It Be The Next Best Thing In Car Technology?

An interesting partnership is brewing. Ford and Amazon are teaming up to bring something interesting into cars. Amazon’s popular product Alexa will now be placed into the new Ford Sync 3. Starting at the end of this month, people will have the ability to control their vehicles from inside their homes by speaking to their […]

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Over 6,000 Commercial Vehicle Drivers Being Forced To Re-Qualify For Medical Examiner’s Certificates… Find Out Why!!

More than 6,600 drivers have been sent out a 30 day notice to re-qualify for a Medical Examiner’s Certificate from a medical examiner that has valid certification on the national registry of certified medical examiners. Dr. Anthony Lefteris is a chiropractor that is being charged with forging documents and results in regards to the medical […]

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New Hydrogen Powered Semi Truck Unveiled by Nikola

A new player is coming to the world of semi trucks. Today, passenger vehicles are slowly moving away from using gasoline to power them. Just like passenger cars, semi trucks have decided to say bye to being powered by gasoline. Nikola unveiled its hydrogen powered long haul truck. They revealed that the Nikola-one semi truck […]

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Diesel Prices Gone Up… AGAIN!

Heads up America, Diesel has gone up today. Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy reports that this week we are at $2.389 a gallon based on the national on high-way average which is an increase from last week’s $2.382. Last year this time, prices were up 10.3 cents which is more […]

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Truck Drivers Not Happy With Proposed Rule On Speed Limit Devices

The Department of Transportation proposed a new rule that would require heavy trucks to be equipped with speed limit devices on Sep. 7 and have been seeking public comment from the trucking industry since. Around 2,000 comments have already been submitted.   The proposed speed limit has not been specified and can be either 60, 65 or […]

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Has Begun

The American Trucking Association is holding its annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week from Sep 11 to Sep 17 this year. According to ATA, the goal of the week-long event is to demonstrate that shippers, carriers and the industry overall appreciate the job 3.5 million American truck drivers do.   Chris Spear, president and CEO […]

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Brake Safety Week Scheduled For September

This year’s annual Brake Safety Week conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in partnership with FMCSA is scheduled for September, 11-17. During the week, inspectors all across North America will be checking commercial vehicles to look for anti-lock braking system and brake system violations, as well as out of adjustment brakes.   According to […]

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Crane Collapsed On Tappan Zee Bridge Stopping Traffic

A crane collapsed on Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, blocking all lanes on I-87 and stopping the traffic on Tuesday, July 19. Total of five people have been injured, including 3 drivers and 2 bridge workers. It is reported that injuries are not major.   The TZ is now under a structural inspection and will […]

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Diesel And Gas Prices Go Up

The average diesel price has risen to $2.431 with an increase of 2.4 cents, according to the Department of Energy. At the same time, the unsteady price of crude oil went below $50 per barrel.   Last week it was the 16th time the diesel price went up in 17 weeks but it is still […]

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The 29th International Roadcheck Dates Are June 7-9

The 29th annual International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 7-9. It is a three day event during which 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors will perform thorough roadside safety inspections on commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks.   It is the largest inspection program for commercial motor vehicles in the world taking place in North America. Every […]

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New Bill Could Change Hours of Service Rules For Truckers

Hours of service rules for truck drivers could be changed if the House passes a transportation funding bill and the President signs it. The bill has already been passed by the U.S. Senate.   There are two ways the hours can be changed and they depend on a pending FMSCA study that has been in […]

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New Weigh Station To Make Truck Drivers Follow Weight Rules

A grant of $1 million dollars was given to the Arkansas Highway Department to build a virtual weigh station on Highway 64. The station will be located between Van Buren and Alma. Highways officials believe that some truck drivers use the highway to avoid the weigh station on I-40. Drivers that come from Oklahoma use the […]

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E-Logs Are Good For Business As Well As For Drivers

Electronic driver logs, also called E-Logs, are expected to become a great tool in trucking business and help establish team work between drivers and their managers, as well as improve business hours compliance.   The rule for mandatory use of E-logs that was published by FMCSA in December requires that all interstate carriers start recording […]

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FMCSA Will Make It Easier For Veterans To Become Truckers

FMCSA is planning to make it easier for veterans to switch to civilian jobs in the bus and truck industry by making the process of getting a Commercial Driver’s License simpler. To do that, they will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the time period when a military member that has left a […]

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Truckers Pay And Breaks: To Be Or Not To Be?

Congress is working on an aviation bill that has a part about a trucking specific provision that has its proponents, as well as people against it.   The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill suggests mandatory paid meals for truck drivers along with the rest breaks. One of the goals is also to prevent states from […]

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What is actually Presidents Day?

Presidents Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on the 3rd Monday of February. Everybody knows it is a day off and a good time for shopping, but the main point of this holiday is not so clear to many Americans. Some say it is a day to remember all the presidents. Others think it […]

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The Least Snowy January In Alaska

In Alaska, many cities hit the records for the least amount of snowfall in the area in January and February. This winter is a much drier and warmer than average winter in Alaska.   This happens because there has been an upper-level area of low pressure by the Gulf of Alaska, sough of the state. […]

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Heavy Snow And Blizzards Expected From Appalachia To Philly

Heavy snow that hit Washington area is expected to arrive from Appalachia to Philly and possibly farther north by the weekend. In Virginal a state of emergency was issued Thursday morning. Power outages and travel disruptions are possible. It is advised to stay off the roads when the storm hits, although they are being prepared […]

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The New FMSCA Registration System For Truck Companies

On the Dec. 12, 2015, the FMSCA launched a new online registration system for freight forwarders, truck and bus companies, brokers, and cargo tank inspection, manufacturing and repair facilities. The new simple unified system is used by new applicants for USDOT registration. It will become fully active in 2016.   The URS (the Unified Registration […]

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Trailers Sales Are On A Roll In November

November became the 3rd highest month on record for trailers orders that exceeded all the expectations last month.   It was registered that over 39,000 trailers were purchased in November. Statistics show 19% growth on a monthly basis and 1% comparing to last year. No less than 332,000 vehicles were ordered during the year.   […]

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Trucks News: Proposed Rule Requires All Trucks Passengers To Wear Seatbelts

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety is seeking for public opinion on a proposed rule that every passenger riding in commercial vehicles like trucks is required to use a safety belt. According to Federal rules, a commercial driver has long been required to wear a seat belt. The new rule proposes that both a commercial vehicle […]

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Clean Diesel Is The Key To Greenhouse Emissions Reduction

Commercial truck fuel efficiency and the use of renewable fuels were discussed at the climate convention in Paris this week. President Obama’s goal is to reduce greenhouse emissions by 26-28% by 2025. The main aspect to this is believed to be clean diesel technology. The world leaders are determined to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve […]

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Student Artists Contest To Keep Drivers Safe And Buckled Up

Young artists can now submit their works for annual student art contest. The contest is called “Be Ready. Be Buckled” and its goal is to keep commercial vehicles drivers aware of the danger of driving without buckling up.   According to the information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2013 there were about 275 […]

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National Mileage Record Increase

Federal Highway Administration has released new data showing that driving in the United States edged past 2 trillion miles by August this year. Comparing to the same month last year, that is the greatest single-month percentage increase in thirteen years.   The latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report shows that 277.3 billion miles were driven in […]

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Three Trucks Collision On I-70, Two Dead

A 7-vehicle collision happened this Tuesday morning in I-70 in Missouri involving three trucks. Two truck drivers died.   Charles Moore, 46, of Nicholasville, KY and Robert Brainerd, 46, of St. Louis, MO died when their semi trucks collided near the Kingdom City exit.   The police said that Moore was heading westbound when he […]

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Teenagers As Truck Drivers?

It’s not a secret that trucking industry is experiencing the most severe shortage because it gets harder and harder to attract new truck drivers. But it is possible that soon trucking companies will be able to hire teenagers and let them behind the wheel.   As for now, you have to be at least 18 […]

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$2,3 Million Granted To Train Veterans As Truck Drivers

Trucking industry is one of the fastest growing employment sectors requiring more and more people to fill the positions of drivers. The FMSCA has announced that they will grant $2,3 Million to technical and community colleges to assist them with training veterans and their families so they can work driving buses and commercial trucks.  The […]

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Ship Mysteriously Disappeared In Hurricane Joaquin

The El Faro, a 40-year old cargo ship, had 33 members of the crew when it sank into the Atlantic in the hurricane Joaquin. It is reported that it is still unknown what caused the tragedy to happen. The owner of the vessel said that work was in the process in the engine room during […]

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California Fights Greenhouse Gases By Cutting Carbon Pollution From Gas

The California Air Resources Board set up a Low Carbon Fuel Standard which requites to reduce carbon intensity in transportation fuels by 10% by 2020.   Transportation produces the largest amount of greenhouse gases in the state. The program is aimed to cut petroleum use in California by half by 2030.   The new standard […]

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A futuristic Gran Turismo supercar is brought to life

Bugatti, the famous French manifacturer of exotic vehicles, presented a real life version of Gran Turismo racecar at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The virtual car that has been brought to reality pleased the eyes of gamers and car lovers alike at the 66th International Motor Show.   Bugatti’s director of design, Achim Anscheidt, said that […]

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State Trooper Heroically Saved Man's Life

State Trooper Heroically Saved Man’s Life

A State Trooper from Ohio received a Certificate of Recognition for his heroic actions that helped saving a man’s life in April. John Depue, who was driving a semi truck, crashed of a freeway embankment. Eric Devers, an Ohio State Trooper, saw that and rushed to help the victim of the crash. He scrambled down […]

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Ports in South California

Ports in South California Will Establish Appointment System

Some terminals at the harbors of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to set up appointment systems working for trucks that deliver containers.   Ten PierPass terminals have established a plan for a new appointment system aimed to set some new requirements. For all the terminals taking part in adopting this new system, appointments will […]

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Truck Rammed Car Off Road In Road Rage Accident

Truck Rammed Car Off Road In Road Rage Accident

In West Valley City, UT a car went off the road, smashed through the fence and into a house. The driver said that it was not his fault. He told the police that he was driving along the road with a passenger when a truck smashed into the car. They said they knew the driver of […]

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Fatal Crash On Eastex Freeway

Fatal Crash On Eastex Freeway

A driver of a pick up was going the wrong way on the Eastex Freeway in Houston. He crashed into an 18-wheeler and was killed.   According to the Houston police, the truck driver did not get any major injuries. He was taken to the hospital after the accident.   The accident happened on Friday, around […]

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Driver Faces New Charges After Deadly I-75 Crash

Driver Faces New Charges After Deadly I-75 Crash

Ben Brewer, the truck driver who is responsible for the car crash that killed 6 people on I-75 on June, 25, in Chattanooga, is facing new charges. He has faced 13 counts and now is charged with trafficking an illegal substance and excessive property damage. Brewer was wanted for five days before being arrested in Lexington, […]

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5 YEAR OLD GIRL SAVES HER MOTHER AND BABY BROTHER AFTER CAR CRASH

A 5 year old girl from British Columbia has been called a barefoot hero after she has saved her family after a serious car accident.   The little heroine’s name is Lexi Shymanski. She was with her mom Angela and baby brother Peter when they were traveling in their car. Angela passed out at the […]

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Carjacking Leads to Crash, 2 Dead

Carjacking Leads to Crash, 2 Dead

A carjacking led to a crash in front of the car dealership, leaving two people dead. It happened on US 17-29 in DeLand, Thursday about noon. The lanes of South Woodland boulevard next to the RC Hill Mitsubishi dealership were closed as the crews were working at the scene of the accident.   A Volkswagen, […]

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Toddler Injured In Car Crash, Man Killed

A man killed and a toddler injured in a single car crash happened in Cincinnati just after 12:30 PM on Sunday.   Adam Boone, 28, lost control of his Chevrolet Silverado and hit the tree veering off the road.   Boone was transported to the hospital in Cincinnati where he was pronounced dead. The police […]

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Semi-Truck Caught A Fire On I-70

I-70 was closed in both directions for about two hours in Denver area after the accident. Around 1:30 PM a semi-truck caught a fire between 6th and 32nd Avenues. The interstate opened again after clean-up.   It was reported that because of the steep grade on I-70, it is possible that the truck’s hot brakes […]

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Fatal Crashes In the Houston Area

Fatal Crashes In the Houston Area The crashes that happened in the early morning caused shutting down of two major freeways in the Houston area early morning on Friday. All lanes on I-10 East westbound were closed at John Martin because of the fatal accident that took place just about 3 A.M. A sedan crashed […]

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Lanes Reopened After an 18-Wheeler Accident On the Columbia Road

Both lanes have been reopened after an 18-wheeler was leaking fuel on the Columbia Road by Range Road, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.   The accident happened about 6 AM in the morning. The police reports that truck was not overturned but still was involved in one vehicle accident. The truck was going […]

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FMCSA Grants Fireworks Haulers Exemption

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday that fireworks haulers working for one of the 51 companies of the American Pyrotechnics Association are granted an hours-of-works exemption. From June 28 to July 8 they’re now allowed to drive past of coming on duty. The exemption is given to 46 companies of the APA and […]

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Truck Driver Involved In Fatal Car Crash Could Face Charges

A fatal car accident happened Tuesday morning in Merkel, TX, near exit 269 and killed four people. Those people were traveling in a small passenger vehicle heading east. The 18-wheeler was heading west when it crossed the center median on I-20 and crashed into the car.   Three of the victims died on the scene, […]

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Fatal Multi-Car Accident in Fort Worth, TX

A fatal car accident happened late at night on I-30 in Fort Worth, Texas. 37 year old Claudia Barraza was driving her BMW when she crashed into the barrier separated the lanes. Then the Ryder truck with the driver Dustin Wayne Pool for the reasons yet unknown ran into several vehicles. It killed 5 and […]

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