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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 […]

July 19, 2023
We Realize Inc. opens 1st truck parking location in Las Vegas with promise of 800,000 more spaces to come around US

LAS VEGAS — A startup company focused on truck parking is on an ambitious journey to create nearly a million parking spots around the country over the next seven years. Nashville-based We Realize Inc. has opened its first location at the Last Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Realize operates 74 truck parking spots at LVMS, located […]

July 15, 2023
Truck drivers face additional challenges on the road as US faces dangerous heatwave

LAS VEGAS — A blast-furnace is superheating air across the west. Emergency room doctors are witnessing the effects, as dehydrated construction workers, passed-out elderly residents and others suffered in an intense heat wave threatening to break Las Vegas’ all-time record high of 117 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend. Few places in the scorching Southwest demonstrate the […]

July 15, 2023
Lack of safe truck parking takes center stage as NTSB investigation into deadly Greyhound wreck begins

ST. LOUIS — Federal investigators have begun the task of trying to determine what caused a Greyhound bus crash in southern Illinois that killed three passengers. The accident just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, happened when the bus carrying a driver and 22 passengers slammed into three tractor-trailers parked along an Interstate 70 exit […]

July 14, 2023
Report: 57% of all commercial diesel trucks are near-zero emissions models

WASHINGTON — U.S. trucking companies are buying more new, low emission, diesel technology than ever before, a new report from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has found. Research shows the number of new near-zero emission diesel trucks on the road increased 10.2% between 2021 and 2022. Near-zero emission trucks are advanced diesel technology manufactured in […]

July 12, 2023
Daimler Truck transforming for sustainable growth

BOSTON and LEINFELDEN-ECHTERDINGEN, Germany — After its first full year as an independent listed company, Daimler Truck Holding AG recently hosted its Capital Market Day 2023 in Boston. The main topics were “the guidance increase for 2023, the confirmation of 2025 ambitions, an enhanced capital allocation policy and the path towards 2030, transforming the company […]

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