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The Trucking Industry Is Struggling, But Maybe Not For Long

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.15.2015 | Business

Trucking, the backbone of American commerce, is in a tough spot. There might be a future, a very long time from now, when long-haul drivers are repla...

Why There's A Shortage Of Truck Drivers In America

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business

There is a shortage of truck drivers in the United States.  Unsurprisingly, that's leading to a bidding war for qualified truckers among the big...

The Shocking (and Deadly) Consequences of the Rising Digital Economy

Brian Horn | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Brian Horn

We all know that while negative change can happen quickly, positive change very often takes much longer. It could take years before newer safety regulations and technologies become incorporated into the trucking industry.

Enough! Stop More Giant Truck-Trailers on Your Highways

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The big trucking industry now wants to roll back protections in 39 states, put longer double trailers on your roads and cut back on giving truck drivers the rest they (and you) need. Is there any limit on the supremacy of commercial greed over safety values?

Ho, Ho, Ho, Who Delivers Those Holiday Gifts?

James Witte | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
James Witte

Immigrant truck drivers serve a vital role in the trucking industry. Trucking firms need to recognize the increasingly critical role immigrant truck drivers will play in overcoming some of the industry's most pressing challenges and take action to facilitate their increased acceptance into the industry.

Waiter, What's This Diesel Fuel Doing in My Coffee?

Rachel Muncrief | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Rachel Muncrief

Nearly everything you use or consume -- the coffee at your elbow, the table it's sitting on, the smart device you're reading this on -- was carried to you on a truck, and the chances are nearly 100 percent that that truck ran on diesel fuel.

U.S. Trucking Companies Deliver Sales, Profit Gains

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held U.S. trucking companies posted their fourth year of higher sales, and profitability also improved in 2013, according to data from Sagew...

President Obama's Truck Efficiency Is W6: Win-Win-Win-Win-Win-Win

A. Siegel | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

When looking at Obama's announcement of new truck energy efficiency standards, it is clear that the measure meets the criteria of multiple wins. This sounds tremendous... however, as is the case far too often, the proponents of action are yet again understating the full value of action.

New Orleans to unveil Claiborne expressway options in September

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the August 5, 2013 edition.) In community meetings last winter and spring, New Orleans reside...

What We're Hearing: IBTTA Highway Finance Campaign is Moving America Forward

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Anytime you undertake a major public campaign, you're quickly reminded that listening is even more important than speaking.

Transportation Industry Driving Down Unemployment Rate for Many Veterans

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

We have young service members managing millions of dollars in equipment and supplies in Afghanistan who when he/she leaves the military, often finds it difficult to land an entry-level job in a warehouse.

Transportation Nation: Rebuilding the American Dream, One Truck Driver at a Time

Michael J. Hinz | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Michael J. Hinz

As America slowly pulls itself out of a recession, high unemployment levels remain in many areas. But there is at least one industry in the U.S., one I am most familiar with, that is growing and has a shortage of workers: trucking.

Catherine Pearson

Sleepy Train Operators, Truckers Report Shocking Number of 'Near Miss' Crackups | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living

It wasn't easy for Mike Rogers to cope with his schedule as a long-haul truck driver. Rogers, 28, said he was always tired from work shifts that b...

'World's Toughest Trucker' Team Rescues Two Injured People In The Outback

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

"The World's Toughest Truck Driver" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery) promises to take viewers on a tour of some of the most dangerous roads on earth, ...

Siphoning Diesel Mid-Shipment On 'Shipping Wars'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

"Shipping Wars" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on A&E) is a new series that takes a look at the fiercely competitive world of independent shipping companies. Compe...

Your Driver's License: Don't Come Home Without It

Saul Segan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Saul Segan

There are many pitfalls in holding a driver's license, that can cause untold grief and expense, but can be easily overlooked. A license to drive is c...

Everything's Faster In Texas

Posted 11.02.2011 | Travel

The fastest speed allowed in the United States is currently 80 mph, but that could change today thanks to a bill passed in Texas that might allow the ...

Dangerous Drivers, Dangerous Good, Disastrous Results

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2011 | Home

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Truckers hauling explosive or flammable loads have killed and badly injured people after getting drunk or stoned behin...

John Hickenlooper Proposes Curbing Commercial Trucking On I-70 To Solve Traffic Problems

Real Aspen | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

We all know who wins when an SUV loaded with skiers tangles with a tractor trailer out on the open road on an icy winter day in the Rocky Mountains. T...

PHOTOGRAPHY: Across The Heartland, America's Trucking Culture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In summer 2008, at the height of the U.S. financial crisis, husband-and-wife photographers James Tribble and Tracey Mancenido packed up their NYC apar...

Truck Cargo Theft Increases Sharply

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thieves are swiping tractor-trailers filled with goods, triggering a spike in cargo theft on the nation's highways. Over five days last month, an 18-...

Senate Blocks Mexican Trucks From Operating In The US

Reuters | Kevin Drawbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to block funding for a Bush administration test program to let Mexican long-haul trucks operate in the United States ...