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Father and Son Cruising the Same Highway

The Alabama Trucking Association recently put out a story about a father and son who are cruising along the same highway but in different vehicles. Daniel Thompson is a Road Team Captain for the Alabama Trucking Association and a driver for FedEx Freight. Daniel’s son Paul took a different path…

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Operation Safe Driver Week Starts on Sunday

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week runs next week, July 12-18, 2020. This year’s campaign is focused on speeding and the consequences of driving too fast. Around the country, law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers who are being unsafe on our highways and issue…


Virtual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Starts Today

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of truck/car shows are going virtual this year. Included in this list is Iowa 80 Truckstop’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Click the link below to experience the Jamboree with events including a super truck beauty contest, antique truck display, a truckers’ best friend pet…


TAs are Open and Ready to Keep Truckers on the Road

TravelCenters of America would like everyone to know that all TA, Petro Stopping Centers, and TA Express locations are open for business. For those hard-working truckers out there, all fuel lanes are open and there is no fuel rationing going on. Another good thing for truckers is noted that all…


Truck Parking Closed at Northern Virginia Rest Area

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that the available truck parking at the 1-66 West Manassas Safety Rest Area will be closed for about two weeks starting Monday, July 6. Trucks, trailers, and multi-axle vehicles will not be allowed to park there, but passenger cars will still be allowed….


The Many Paths to a Sustainable Trucking Industry

There are new technologies coming out on a fairly frequent basis that will turn the emissions-thick trucking industry into something sustainable to help our environment. It’s not going to be an easy turnaround and the infrastructure change is going to be huge and take time, but it sounds like it’s…


Tips for a Profitable Trucking Company

The trucking industry is a competitive one and can be quite profitable if you keep your trucks in a row. Here are some tips to help increase those profits and become a great success. It’s important to keep your bookkeeping up to date and make sure everything is recorded, down…


New Truck Staging Area in the Works for Texas Port of Beaumont

With increasing cargo volume and truck traffic comes a need for more room, and the Port of Beaumont in Beaumont, Texas is getting some much-needed space for trucks. As part of its Port Access Program, the Texas Department of Transportation has given the Port a $1.57 million grant to build…