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    Women in Expedited Trucking: Heather Hutchens
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 18th 2017 10:45AM
    Meet Heather Hutchens from Waco, Texas. You might recognize Heather and her husband Jason from their ”Our Life on the Road” video blog on Before they got into expedited trucking as team drivers for a fleet owner in January 2013, Heather had just left her 22-year career as an optician. This past spring, they took the plunge, making the transition from drivers to owner-operators leased on to Landstar. What led Heather and...
  • Diesel prices inch down after big boost last week
    By Dorothy Cox - The Trucker Staff
    Posted Sep 19th 2017 11:51AM
    After diesel prices shot up last week because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to Houston area-based oil refineries, average national on-highway diesel ...
  • FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate
    By Jack Roberts -
    Posted Sep 19th 2017 11:43AM
    The Federal Highway Administration is overseeing a series of runs testing three-truck platoons on a stretch of I-66 near Centreville, Virginia. The ag...
  • TA Truck Service RoadSquad Announces New TA Truck Service National Call Center Facility
    By Contributing Writer
    Posted Sep 19th 2017 11:31AM
    WESTLAKE, Ohio--TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters) operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, announces that th...
  • Forward Air Announces Increased Rates for Owner Operators
    By Contributing Writer
    Posted Sep 14th 2017 11:14PM
    Forward Air (No. 36 on the CCJ Top 250) is increasing its per-mile rate for independent owner-operators in its truckload expedited (TLX) and LTL divis...
  • Hurricane recovery, ELD mandate could squeeze trucking capacity, boost rates
    By James Jaillet -
    Posted Sep 14th 2017 10:44AM
    Trucking freight dynamics will shift, perhaps dramatically, in the coming months as recovery and rebuilding efforts in Texas and Florida take shape fo...
  • Stiff freight challenges await trucking in coming decade, says trucking economist
    By James Jaillet -
    Posted Sep 14th 2017 10:40AM
    Long-term freight challenges loom for the trucking industry as the economy and the supply chain become more efficient, more digitized and, thus, less ...
  • LTL Sector Enjoys Fruitful 2017
    By Ari Ashe, Staff Reporter - Transport Topics
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:22PM
    Truckload, 3PLs Try to Regain Footing in Second Half of Year Indications are that the truckload market is bouncing back from some rough conditions ear...
  • Senate to Hold Hearing on Automated Trucks
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:12PM
    On Sept. 13, Senator John Thune of South Dakota (Rep.), will convene a Senate Commerce Committee hearing to examine the potential benefits and impacts...
  • NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash
    By David Cullen -
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:06PM
    The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due t...
  • Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:03PM
    Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread....