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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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ESC-SSC-WSC – Regional Emergency Declaration 2021-002 – 05-09-2021

ESC-SSC-WSC – Regional Emergency Declaration 2021-002 – 05-09-2021.pdf Federal Motor Carrier                        Safety Administration May 9, 2021 REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATIONUNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2021-002 ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, MISSISSIPPI, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, AND VIRGINIA In…

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Roadcheck Quiz

In 2020, over 30 percent of trucks and drivers that were inspected during Roadcheck were placed out of service. With Roadcheck 2021 just around the corner, now’s the time to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Get Roadcheck Ready The focus may be on lighting and hours of service this year, but those are…

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As Legal Marijuana Grows,Trucking Must Focus on Safety

ATA’S 2020 Safety Symposium hosts panel of safety experts on the industry impact of marijuana legalization As momentum for legalized marijuana continues to increase at both the state and federal levels, the trucking industry should be prepared to oppose and respond to policies that threaten safety. That was a message shared by Paul Enos, CEO…

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May 4-6 inspection blitz focus is lighting, hours of service

Truckers in the U.S. Canada and Mexico have about 90 days to ensure they and their trucks are prepared for one of this year’s inspection blitzes, which organizers say will have special focuses on driver’s hours of service and on the trucks’ lighting systems. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has set May 4-6 as the…

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Women In Trucking Association Selects Female Veterans to Join Driver Ambassador’s Wreaths Across America Trip

Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that it has selected two female veterans, Janice Neitz and Nichole Garcia, to accompany the association’s Driver Ambassador Kelly lynn McLaughlin on part of her journey to pick up and deliver wreaths for National Wreath Laying Day held on Saturday, December 19. Every December, Wreaths Across America coordinates…

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