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Alabama Governor Honors State’s Truck Driver of the Year

All this week truck drivers around the country are being shown how much they are appreciated. Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs through Sept. 13-19. Rosko Craig of Silas, Alabama was recently named the Alabama Trucking Association’s Driver of the year and was honored by governor Ivey at the state Capitol….


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…


Truckers Needed

According to data from the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division, truck drivers are currently one of the most sought after employees. Along with truckers, RNs and retail salespersons are at the top of that list. 6,050 online ads were placed for these jobs, and total ads were…



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…


Love’s Adds More Truck Parking in the South

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has opened two new stores in the South. The Smiths Station, Alabama store offers 51 truck parking spaces, 6 diesel bays, and 6 showers. The Walnut, Mississippi store offers 58 truck parking spaces, 5 diesel bays, and 4 showers. Both stores have laundry facilities,…


Kids in Alabama are Learning About the Trucking Industry

The fifth and sixth-grade students at Troy Elementary School in Troy, Alabama, got a lesson about the trucking industry from employees of Wiley Sanders Truck Lines. The students got to hear about what the trucking industry has to offer by way of careers for men and women and how much…


Wheel Chair Users are Earning Their CDLs

Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, offers a Commercial Driver’s License program and those who are in wheelchairs are not being left out. Two men in wheelchairs were determined to become truck drivers and this college found a way to help them. The instructor at Wallace State Community College…


Remembering Talladega’s Big Rig Driver

John Ray, the driver of the gold, brown, and chrome Peterbilt that sped around Talledega Superspeedway during the national anthem has passed away. In 2001, after the 9/11 attacks, the track chairman at the time wanted Ray’s patriotic big rig to help boost the country’s morale. Ray stuck a flag…


Mack has Named the 2019 North American Dealer of the Year

Nextran Truck Center out of Tuscumbia, Alabama, has been named Mack Trucks’ 2019 North American Dealer of the Year. The winner of this award is given to dealers who exceed business targets and those who continue to grow and rate well with its customers. Nextran has 16 full-service truck centers…