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Feb 22, 2010

Navistar donates to ATA's driver recruitment efforts

The American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) driver recruitment initiatives recently benefited from a $10,000 donation from Navistar International Corp. ATA’s....More
Feb 05, 2010

Gordon Trucking delivers for missing children

More than 2,000 children each day are reported missing in this country. More than one million children are reported missing in any one-year time....More
Feb 03, 2010

Cory Home Delivery stays true to its roots

Symbolic of the times, a young Joseph Cory stepped into his first truck and ventured out into the streets of Brooklyn, NY, determined to deliver that....More
Feb 02, 2010

Another satisfied customer for Chrome Shop Mafia’s “Don”

A lot of truck drivers would love to customize their vehicles. Many add their own personal touches. Few get the chance to go beyond that. But Wayne....More
Jan 29, 2010

Biodiesel tax credit needs immediate attention

With the coming of the New Year came the passing of the biodiesel tax credit. What’s the big deal, you say? Well, companies, not to mention farmers....More
Jan 27, 2010

Training grants available for military spouses

With so many families in the U.S. affected by the deployment of military personnel around the globe, we sometimes forget the sacrifices these....More
Jan 21, 2010

Trucking finds its American Idol

Millions of Americans watch American Idol each week. I admit, I watch it when I can. Ironically, the train wrecks that are so often the auditions don....More
Jan 14, 2010

Pay attention, Jay Leno uses our product

Journalists receive hundreds, if not thousands of press releases each year. Some are very well written; some not so much. Some are quite relevant to....More
Jan 11, 2010

Internet dashboards take driving distraction to ridiculous levels

With all the focus lately on distracted driving and the ways the dangers can be mitigated, someone forgot to tell Google and Intel. Lawmakers are....More
Dec 30, 2009

Teamsters pressure banks to accept YRC Worldwide’s equity swap

Somewhat lost in this holiday season, buried under the avalanche that has become the Arrow Trucking disaster, is another story with far-reaching....More
Dec 28, 2009

Arrow truck drivers needed help, and they got it

When Tulsa, OK-based Arrow Trucking suddenly shut down last week, hundreds of truck drivers were left to wonder whether they would see their families....More
Dec 22, 2009

Report says Isuzu wants out of GM engine venture

In an interview with Bloomberg News, Isuzu Motors president Susumu Hosoi said the company is exploring options that may include pulling out of its....More
Dec 21, 2009

Coming soon to a town near you: Disaster sponsorships

In a most unusual arrangement, and hopefully one that will not catch on, the city of Stockton, California has sold naming rights to a fire truck. The....More
Dec 16, 2009

Teaching kids safety with a poster contest

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is sponsoring a FMCSA poster contest for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. The contest,....More
Dec 10, 2009

CARB to redo health report; truck rule to still go into effect

The California Air Resources Board has decided to “adjust” its stance on the diesel truck and bus rule which requires truck owners to begin....More
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