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  • Featured Story
    What Determines a 'Good' Load?
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Nov 20th 2017 10:02AM
    A key to success in expedited trucking is learning which type of loads to accept--and which ones to pass on. A “good” load will pay you well and put you in position to get your next job with minimal wait times or deadhead miles, whereas “bad” freight can tie up your time and cost you more money than you earn. But if you’re new to this business, it could take several weeks or months of trial and error before you learn the ropes and figu...
  • Pilot Flying J partners with Food Donation Connection to provide food for the hungry
    By The Trucker News Services
    Posted Nov 22nd 2017 10:51AM
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J is partnering with Food Donation Connection (FDC), an organization that works to help food service companies reduc...
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surges 9.9% Year over Year
    Posted Nov 22nd 2017 10:34AM
    The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline du...
  • Small-business truckers request exemption from ELD mandate
    By Contributing Writer
    Posted Nov 21st 2017 10:54AM
    Grain Valley, Mo., Nov. 21, 2017) The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has submitted an exemption request to a federal regulation requir...
  • Seat belt use by commercial vehicle drivers rises to record level
    By The Trucker News Services
    Posted Nov 20th 2017 4:16PM
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on November 13 said that safety belt usage by commercial truck and bus drivers rose to ...
  • Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck
    By Jack Roberts -
    Posted Nov 20th 2017 4:10PM
    Tesla has revealed more details concerning its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi. In a scene reminiscent of a Rolling Stones concert in the 1960s, Tesla ...
  • Economic Watch: Housing, Industrial Production, E-Commerce Sales Improve
    By Evan Lockridge -
    Posted Nov 20th 2017 3:54PM
    The U.S. housing market improved in October following some ups and downs earlier in the year, while industrial production jumped in part due to increa...
  • Expeditors anticipate growth when ELD mandate hits
    By John Paul Hampstead, staff writer -
    Posted Nov 17th 2017 2:08PM
    Will trucking's 'ambulance service' turn into a staple? The looming ELD mandate that requires every commercial truck over 10,000 lbs to be equipped wi...
  • New Program Aimed At Developing 150 Women-Owned Businesses Over Next 12 Months
    By Contributing Writer
    Posted Nov 14th 2017 9:00AM
    Women In Trucking President & CEO Ellen Voie, in her annual presentation during the organization’s Accelerate! Conference & Expo, today anno...
  • Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week
    By Overdrive Staff
    Posted Nov 13th 2017 2:04PM
    Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night. Production delays of Tesla’...
  • Robot 1, truck driver 0 in Las Vegas accident
    By Regina Garcia Cano - The Associated Press
    Posted Nov 10th 2017 10:11AM
    LAS VEGAS — The robots won this one. A driverless shuttle bus was involved in a minor crash with a semi-truck less than two hours after it made its ...