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Truck Tonnage was Down in August

The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index put out by the American Trucking Associations was down 5.6% in August. This is following the decline in July of 1.4%. According to the ATA’s Chief Economist, this shows that there is a surge in consumer loads, and industrial loads, the heavy ones, are lacking….

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Walmart to be Emission Free by 2040

Walmart is doing its part to help save our air and has set a goal to be emission-free by 2040. Along with this, they have committed to protecting/restoring 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030. They are investing in wind and solar power…


FMCSA’s New Commercial Driver Panel will Look at CMV Issues

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its launching of a new panel of commercial motor vehicle drivers that will be joining the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. The new panel will be providing feedback regarding issues and initiatives that the commercial vehicle community has…



Trucking Through an Area Full of Fires

The air quality in Oregon, due to forest fires, is currently off the charts in some areas and incredibly toxic. For truck drivers, this means closed highways, costly delays, and a lack of fresh air to breathe. With businesses shut down, truckers have nowhere to go with their loads and…


California Port of Entry Wait Times are Getting Longer

Normally, it takes around three hours to get through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, but lately, it’s taking up to eight hours. Last week, Tijuana traffic officials made some changes, causing the delays, forcing trucks to join long wait lines weaving their way through residential…


Gulf Ports are Shutting Down due to Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally is making its way to the Gulf Coast causing the U.S. Coast Guard to issue a port condition Zulu for the coastal ports in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. When a condition Zulu is called, all port waterfronts are shut down with a few exemptions to make sure people…


Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Tolls to Stay for now

The American Trucking Associations and its partners requested to block the truck-only tolls in Rhode Island. These requests were denied by a federal court, but just barely. The tolls were put into effect two years ago and the daily maximum for a truck toll is $40. Going straight through on…


National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicked off yesterday and runs through September 19. Let us celebrate the millions of professional truck drivers who keep our nation’s economy going strong. Throughout this pandemic, these are the people who are making sure food is available at your stores and medical supplies are…


Maine Trucking for Kids Convoy will be Sept. 20

The Trucking for Kids Convoy in Scarborough, Maine will be on Sept. 20, 2020. In a press release put out by the Maine Professional Drivers Association, Camp Sunshine and Camp POSTCARD are having a hard time raising funds during this pandemic. Each year, since the 1980s, this event has raised…