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Memorial Day

Warm wishes to you and your family on Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude goes to our beloved sons and daughters who gave us a chance to make this world a better place.

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Summer Driving Tips

For many of us, summertime usually means vacations and summer road trips. Now is a good time to review these summer driving safety tips. A little planning and some safety checks might spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown — or worse, a highway crash. Summer Changes Air Conditioning As the temperature…

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Roadcheck 2022 focuses on wheel ends

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blitz runs May 17-19. Find out how to avoid the most frequent violations on the road. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set the dates for its 2022 International Roadcheck, the 72-hour blitz of commercial vehicle inspections across North America. From May 17 to May 19, law enforcement…

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Truckers Respond to Plans for Apprenticeship Pilot Program

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] A newly released summary of public comments on the federal driver apprenticeship pilot program was mixed, with trucking trade groups generally supporting the program, while many small truckers and independent operators offered a variety of criticisms and suggestions. The three-year pilot, expected to get…

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Truck Week: 8 things truck drivers wish you

You see them on the road, you see them at truck stops, you might even think driving a big rig seems like fun. After all, who hasn’t imagined cruising the highway in an 18-wheeler while “Born To Be Wild” plays in the background? The truth is, most of us probably don’t know much about truck…

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Get answers to ELD-related questions

FMCSA provides answers to frequently asked questions about ELDs. Consult these FAQs when you have an ELD-related question, as the answer may already be at your fingertips. View FAQ HERE

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Two Melton drivers honored for their swift actions at major accident

Two Melton Truck Lines drivers were recently honored for assisting victims at a major accident scene in Kentucky last fall. The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck drivers Michael Maines and Daniel Worm Highway Angels for using their medical backgrounds to assist seriously-injured passengers during a car crash last September in Louisville, Kentucky. TCA explains:…

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About the Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility – passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to encourage road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses. Watch the video below to see the highlights of…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Acceptance Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. held his acceptance speech in the auditorium of the University of Oslo on 10 December 1964. Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a…

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Truck drivers across US work through bad weather, COVID-19 surge

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – They’re the lifeline for the country. More than 3.35 million truck drivers in the United States are working through the recent COVID-19 surge to bring you the products you need. Varney Kanneh said he’s been a truck driver for four years. He told News 3 the weather this time of year…

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