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October 2, 2023
Illinois ammonia truck crash kills 5, forces temporary evacuation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The tanker truck crash in central Illinois that killed five people may have started when another vehicle tried to pass the chemical-laden truck, a federal transportation official said Sunday. The tanker truck was carrying caustic anhydrous ammonia when it jackknifed Friday night, and hit a utility trailer parked just off the highway, […]

September 29, 2023
BP Pulse completes phase 1 of electric truck charging depot, supporting OK Produce

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — BP Pulse (BPP) and OK Produce (OK) announced they have completed phase one of OK Produce’s fleet electrification project. The two companies teamed up last year for the project, a news release stated. BPP delivered the EV charging solution for OK’s mixed fleet of 10 Freightliner EV trucks, three orange EV […]

September 25, 2023
California bill to have human drivers ride in autonomous trucks is vetoed by governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill to require human drivers on board self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds of thousands of jobs in the state. The legislation vetoed on Sept. 22 would have banned self-driving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds — […]

September 21, 2023
FHWA’s Bhatt celebrates opening of Wyoming’s new truck parking along I-80

LARAMIE, Wyo. — On Sept. 20, Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt joined federal, state and local officials to unveil 200 new truck parking spaces along Interstate 80 near Laramie, Wyoming. According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, these new truck parking spaces will improve safety during winter snow and ice storm operations […]

September 20, 2023
Sales of new Class 8 trucks strong, used truck prices declining

August was another strong sales month for new Class 8 tractors on the U.S. market, according to data received from Wards Intelligence. Manufacturers reported sales of 23,342 trucks during the month, up 11% from July sales of 21,021. Compared with sales in August 2022, however, U.S. Class 8 sales declined by 239 units (1%). It […]

September 14, 2023
More than $80 million in federal funds released to expand truck parking

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Sept. 13 announced more than $80 million in grant awards from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Much of the funding is earmarked for projects designed to expand truck parking facilities and help drivers quickly find available spaces. According to a statement released by the U.S. Department […]

September 14, 2023
CH Robinson launches nationwide tour during Truck Driver Appreciation Week

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — During this year’s Truck Driver Appreciation Week (TDAW), Sept. 10-16, C.H. Robinson launched the “Miles of Gratitude,” a nationwide tour initiative to honor the nearly 3.5 million professional truck drivers across the U.S. There are nearly 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. making it one of the most common occupations, […]

September 13, 2023
ATA, USDOT promote funding for truck parking

SALEM, S.D. — The American Trucking Association’s (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear and Chairman Dan Van Alstine, along with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, visited South Dakota on Sept. 12 to celebrate a new federal investment to expand truck parking capacity within the state. The new truck parking spaces, funded by […]

September 10, 2023
ATA kicks off 35th annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Washington — This week, Sept. 10-16, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) — and the entire trucking industry — give special recognition to the truck drivers who safely and professionally deliver America’s critical goods to communities from coast to coast. The theme for this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is “Miles of Gratitude.” “Truck drivers […]

September 8, 2023
Run on Less event will track performance of electric trucks in real-world use

PepsiCo is the executive sponsor of, and one of 10 participants in, the National Council for Freight Efficiency’s Run on Less – Electric DEPOT event, scheduled for Sept. 11-30. (Courtesy: NACFE) FORT WAYNE, Ind. — During the Run on Less – Electric DEPOT, scheduled for Sept. 11-30, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) […]

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