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Truck Tonnage was up in December but Down for 2020

The American Trucking Associations has announced the seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for last December and all of 2020. According to the Index, tonnage was up 7.4% in December, a healthy growth following November’s rise of 3.2%. When looking over all of 2020’s numbers, tonnage was down 3.3%. The…

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The FMCSA has New Commercial Driver Panel Members

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the 25 drivers for its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. These commercial motor vehicle drivers will be providing feedback to the FMCSA regarding safety, hours-of-service, parking, and other trucking industry-related issues. The new panel is compromised of drivers…




TA now Offers 150 More Truck Parking Spaces in Oregon

TravelCenters of America Inc. has opened a new TA Travel Center in Huntington, Oregon on I-84 at exit 353. This new truck stop has 150 truck parking spaces, 8 diesel fueling stations, 6 showers, a driver lounge, laundry facilities, multiple restaurants, and the Travel store. This is TA’s sixth location…


More Bridges that Truckers Just Don’t Like

The Confederation Bridge spans eight miles across the Abegweit Passage and is Canada’s longest bridge. It connects Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick and is over ice-covered water at times. On windy days the bridge will be closed to truckers over long periods of time. The Verranzzano-Narrows Bridges is a…


Truckers are Still Having a Tough Time During this Pandemic

Even though they are have been recognized as essential workers throughout this pandemic, Canadian truckers are finding it hard to continue on as their basic needs are not being met. There are many bathrooms that have remained closed, leaving truckers out in the cold to hunt down other open sanitary…


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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Resigns

Following the current events at our nation’s Capitol, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has resigned. She was deeply troubled by the events that occurred at the Capitol building and can’t ignore what is currently going on in Washington. Her resignation goes into effect today and the department’s general counsel will be…


Here’s Some Info if you are Thinking of Becoming a Trucker

Want to join the exciting world of truck driving? Here are some things to know before jumping into the driver’s seat. Trucking companies are looking for good drivers. If you’ve got a clean record, you are pretty much good to go. It’s always smart to be a safe and smart…


Class 8 Truck Orders Almost Sets Record High in December

According to ACT Research, early numbers for net orders of Class 8 trucks in December 2020 shows the fourth highest number in history. With net orders of 50,900 units, even with a 2% drop from November, these numbers are a 153% improvement from December 2019. This is good news for…