Another CDL Program Bringing More Truckers to the Industry

At the Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College in Franklin, the school’s very own driving course just opened up. To further aid the students, four trucks and four trailers were donated to the school. With trucking jobs in high demand and a lack of drivers out there, this is good…

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Find Out Where Your State’s Highway Systems Rank

Reason Foundation has put out its Annual Highway Report that ranks each state’s highway performance based on 13 different categories. According to this study, the overall condition and performance of the country’s highways has gotten worse. So, all those potholes you hit on the way to work are spreading like…


Best Cities for Truckers Who are Looking for Work

With truck driving being the backbone of our country, there are good trucking jobs to be had all over the place. AdvisorSmith did a study that ranked 384 U.S. cities to find out if its worth it for truckers to head there looking for jobs. According to the study, the…


Hino Motors Opens New Manufacturing Facility in West Virginia

With a traditional tree planting ceremony, Hino Motors Ltd. had the grand opening of its nearly 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility in Mineral Wells, WV. Along with the new facility comes 250 jobs for the community and they plan on rolling out a lot of new trucks. All of Hino’s class…


Travel Centers of America Donate to St. Christopher Fund

Over a three month period, TravelCenters of America, in partnership with High Noon Sales, have been selling merchandise for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF). For each item sold at their participating TA, Petro and TA Express stations, TravelCenters donated $1 to the fund. This non-profit organization…


New MIT Engine Could Go the Long Haul

With electric trucks being the talk of the town out there in the trucking industry these days, they have yet to catch on for long-haul trucking. Well, MIT has developed a plug-in hybrid engine that can operate just as well as a diesel engine, is quite a bit cheaper, and…


Women Getting into the Trucking Industry in Texas

Soon, two women from Amarillo, Texas will be graduating from the Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy. With an industry that is mostly made up of men, this college highly encourages female truckers because that is who the trucking employers they work with are looking for. Rosa Rosas, one of the…


Wildfires in Alaska Making it Difficult for Trucks to Get Through

Grocery stores in South central Alaska, from Soldotna to Fairbanks, are not getting restocked because the current wildfires are crippling the busiest trucking corridors. Some roads are closed and some are passable but with major wait times, even up to 12 hours. Besides hindering the trucking industry, the fires have…


Driver-Assist Technology for Trucks by Pronto

The newest driver-assist (not driverless) technology, Copilot by Pronto, controls steering, braking, and throttling. This is a whole new kind of cruise control for trucks that works with power steering, collision mitigation, lane centering and traffic awareness. This safety technology helps relieve the mental strain of being on the road…


Some Truck Modifications to Shake Your Head At

Sure, we all want to stand out in a crowd, but sometimes we just need to put on the brakes with our ideas. When it comes to outfitting your big rig to be noticed, maybe you should step back, think it over, and wonder if you’ve gone too far. Click…