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November 24, 2023
New York City's truck routes to be revamped for 1st time since 1970s

NEW YORK — If you’re looking for traffic congestion caused by big rigs, look no further than the impoverished boroughs and neighborhoods of New York City where property values are low. So says New York City Council member Alexa Aviles, who represents Sunset Park, an area having some of the most congested streets in the […]

November 22, 2023
Mack Trucks adds to its Turnkey Solutions Program

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks has announced the expansion of its comprehensive Turnkey Solutions program for its Mack battery-electric vehicle (BEV) customers. This expansion also includes the addition of two new full-service partners, InCharge Energy and Blink Charging, according to a Nov. 20 news release. The partnerships are two of Mack’s current four with the […]

November 21, 2023
Sales of new Class 8 trucks continue slow decline from 2022 numbers

For months, analysts have predicted a slowdown in sales of Class 8 trucks. It appears that it’s finally happening — although at a slower rate than some anticipated. U.S. sales of new, Class 8 trucks declined to 21,417 in October, according to data received from Wards Intelligence. That number is 3.7% lower than September sales […]

November 17, 2023
Maryland's Garrett College expands truck driver training program

MCHENRY, Md. — A community college in Maryland is expanding its truck driver training program. According to a news release, Garrett College (GC) has added driving simulators and was recently approved as a state testing site for Class A and B licensure. The two simulators — obtained through a $236,000 Rural Maryland Economic Development Fund grant […]

November 9, 2023
Truck driver recalls fleeing from massive Texas explosion

HOUSTON — A huge fire at a chemical plant in rural Texas on Nov. 8 sent a plume of black smoke into the sky as officials closed down a local highway and ordered residents to take shelter for several hours. A truck driver who was at the facility to pick up a load recalls the […]

November 8, 2023
Trucking industry, law enforcement warn Congress on safety risks of truck parking shortage

WASHINGTON — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) told members of a U.S. Senate panel this week that the national truck parking shortage is a growing safety hazard that demands Congressional action. “The truck parking crisis doesn’t just impact truckers. This affects the law enforcement community and their mission to serve and protect the motoring public. […]

November 3, 2023
Weighty subject: Proposals to allow heavier commercial trucks in US face continued opposition

From the day horse-drawn wagons were replaced by gasoline-powered trucks as the primary method for moving freight, there have been efforts to increase the capacity and efficiency of transport vehicles. Trucks today are much larger than the ones manufactured in the early 1900s, and they can carry many times the weight at a much greater […]

November 2, 2023
Melton Truck Line’s Kennedy Alvarez harnesses the power of social media

Kennedy Alvarez never envisioned a career in the transportation industry, but an internship in college working in Melton Truck Line’s social media and communications department quickly changed all that. By the end of the internship, Alvarez had been offered a full-time position with the company. Now, six and half years later, she serves as the […]

October 31, 2023
Congress,Truck Safety Coalition call for change following 'Deadliest Truck Crash States' report

WASHINGTON — The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) is calling for immediate action to advance critical truck safety reforms following the recent release of the “Deadliest Truck Crash States” report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report ranks states on truck crash fatalities per 100,000 population for 2021, the most recent year for […]

October 27, 2023
Truck sales remain strong but there may be a crisis on the horizon

For the eighth consecutive month, U.S. sales of new Class 8 trucks topped 20,000 in September, according to data received from Wards Intelligence. Manufacturers reported sales of 22,231 trucks, down 4.8% from sales in August and down 3.2% from September 2022. For 2023 to date, Class 8 sales of 202,437 have outpaced the 2022 total […]

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