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Veteran’s Day 2021

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.

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Shortage of truck drivers forces UK to issue visas

Violence reported at petrol stations; US also heading for crisis Britain and the United States are both in a logistics crisis as a shortage of truck drivers looms large over the horizons of both the countries. The UK is already experiencing a disaster as fuel stations have run out of petrol and motorist have come…

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Royford Burris named Highway Angel of the Year

Florida-based Stevens Transport driver Royford Burris addresses the Truckload Carriers Association attendees after being named Highway Angel of the Year for the 2020 calendar year. The Truckload Carriers Association had its work cut out for it in naming the Highway Angel of the Year at its annual Truckload 2021 conference and exhibition, ongoing through today…

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Perspective: In Hard Times, Truckers Deliver

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] As the remnants of Hurricane Ida were still whirling across Louisiana, tractor-trailers full of generators had already begun rolling into the Bayou State. For millions of storm-weary Louisianans, huddled without power in the darkness and heat, the cavalry was coming. It was yet another timely…

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2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The coronavirus pandemic and other economic challenges have continued to test the resolve of America’s truck drivers, but once again they have delivered, keeping goods and services flowing as the country rebounds from a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. From food to fuel to vaccines and emergency supplies…

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Navigating the Post-COVID Driver Shortage

There’s no doubt about it: The long-lamented driver shortage is making it harder than ever to fill cabs with qualified drivers and deliver supplies to companies, medical facilities, and everyday citizens. And the situation only seems to be getting worse—and for a multitude of reasons—according to industry experts. So where have all the drivers gone?…

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Brake Safety Week Set for Aug. 22-28

This year’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Aug. 22-28. During Brake Safety Week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors emphasize the importance of brake systems by conducting inspections and removing commercial motor vehicles found to have brake-related out-of-service violations from our roadways. At the same time, many motor carriers work to educate their drivers and maintenance…

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY DRIVE SAFE!

Independence Day, also called Fourth of July or July 4th, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood. … It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

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Liam Neeson to star in Netflix’s newest high-intensity trucking film “The Ice Road”

A new action-packed trucking movie is set to premiere in late June on Netflix, starring Liam Neeson as an ice road trucker. The film, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher), features Neeson as Mike, an ice road truck driver sent on on a mission to help rescue diamond miners after a collapse leaves them trapped…

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Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List highlights worsening truck congestion

The recently released Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List for 2021 by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) highlighted a worsening situation at the most congested bottlenecks along the nation’s freight corridors. In this year’s survey, the GPS location data was collected from over 1 million trucks. It found 29 states had at least one bottleneck in the…

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