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August 29, 2023
5 FedEX drivers take home top honors at National Truck Driving Championships

Several FedEx drivers have received top honors at the 2023 National Truck Driving Championships. (Courtesy: FedEx Freight) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Five FedEx drivers were recognized with top honors at the 2023 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships (NTDC/NSVDC). The competition, which took place Aug. 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio, is hosted each […]

August 29, 2023
Truck drivers on alert ahead of Hurricane Idalia

TAMPA, Fla. — Idalia became a hurricane on Tuesday, Aug. 29, threatening to bring deadly storm surge and dangerous winds to Florida’s Gulf Coast after lashing Cuba with heavy rain. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has waived certain guidelines governing commercial vehicles, including hours-of-service and licensing and registration requirements under […]

August 23, 2023
Planning, awareness can help drivers find safe truck parking

Every professional driver knows that the highway can be a dangerous place. From other motorists to construction, weather and other conditions, the list of possible hazards is enough to stress out even the best driver. It can feel awfully good to get safely parked and get some needed rest. Unfortunately, the stress doesn’t always end […]

August 22, 2023
US Class 8 truck sales still strong despite losing steam in July

U.S. sales of new Class 8 trucks in July were higher than in the same month of 2022, according to information received from Wards Intelligence. Manufacturers reported U.S. sales of 21,021 units in July, the lowest total since February but still up 2.5% from the same month of 2022. If the trend continues, August could […]

August 16, 2023
Teamsters add their heft to dozens of Amazon truck drivers picketing around the country

Teamsters add their heft to dozens of Amazon delivery drivers picketing around the countryNEW YORK (AP) — The Teamsters flexed their muscles during contract negotiations with UPS last month, securing pay hikes for drivers and scoring other wins. But at Amazon, the picture looks much different. Since late June, dozens of Amazon drivers and dispatchers […]

August 11, 2023
Listen for RadioNemo coverage of 2023 National Truck Driving Championships

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — Radio Nemo is headed back to the “Super Bowl of Safety” in Columbus, Ohio — and the show is bringing with it more expansive programming. On Aug. 16-19, RadioNemo of North America, a source of news, information and entertainment for truckers, will provide on-site coverage of the upcoming National Truck Driving […]

August 8, 2023
Electric truck maker Nikola on path to success, CEO says

PHOENIX — Electric truck manufacturer Nikola Corporation is enjoying success, company CEO Michael Lohscheller said in a recent announcement about Nikola’s financial health. The company has “turned the corner and is well on the way to executing our business plan and achieving profitability,” he said. “We have nearly doubled our unrestricted cash position while also […]

August 1, 2023
US sales of Class 8 trucks continue to maintain healthy levels

The market for new Class 8 trucks in the U.S. continued to defy expectations in June, with manufacturers reporting sales of 24,085 units for the month. Overall, June Class 8 sales on the U.S. market were just down 26 trucks from May sales of 24,111, according to data received from Wards Intelligence. Typically, the final […]

July 26, 2023
Ohio officer fired after letting his police dog attack a surrendering truck driver

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio police department has fired an officer who released his police dog on a surrendering truck driver even after state troopers told him to hold the dog back. A statement issued Wednesday by Circleville police said Ryan Speakman “did not meet the standards and expectations we hold for our police officers” […]

July 26, 2023
Officer placed on paid leave amid probe into K9 attack on surrendering truck driver

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio officer was put on leave while he’s investigated for releasing his police dog on a surrendering truck driver even after state troopers told the officer to hold the dog back. Officer Ryan Speakman was placed on paid administrative leave, Circleville Police Chief G. Shawn Baer in a statement on Tuesday […]

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