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…


Top 10 Finalists for Transition Trucking Award

The Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award is one that recognizes those who have successfully transitioned from our nation’s military into the trucking industry. These finalists were nominated by their carriers and are competing for a chance to win a fully-loaded Kenworth T680 truck. The finalists are: Patrick Blevins –…


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…


FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Relief Through the end of 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the continuation of the Emergency Declaration exemption. The exemption will continue through December 31, 2020, for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Those motor carriers and drivers that are providing direct assistance to the relief…


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…


U.S. Senators are Fighting Against Higher Truck Insurance

There is a group of U.S. Senators out there that are fighting back against a possible massive increase of required insurance for motor carriers. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines from Montana and six of his colleagues have sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with their…


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…



TCA Scholarship Fund Gives Almost $150,000 to Trucking Students

Over 50 college students are going to be getting almost $150,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 school year. The Truckload Carriers Association Scholarship Fund will be helping those college students who are taking an interest in the trucking industry. Each recipient must be an upstanding student attending a four-year college…