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Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Human Smuggling Operation

A truck driver has been charged for his alleged part in a fatal incident involving a trailer filled with illegal immigrants that was discovered in the parking lot of a Walmart in San Antonio.

TMAF is holding an online vote to determine the name of its mascot. Photo: TMAF

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TMAF Holds Online Poll to Name New Mascot

Advocacy group Trucking Moves America Forward has narrowed thousands of submissions down to five finalists, with the winner to be announced next month.

Robert Burton with the Expediter of the Year award. Photo: V3 Transportation

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V3 Matches Driver’s Donation to St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

V3 Transportation has announced that it will make a donation to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund in honor of Robert Burton, an owner-operator with V3 who won Expediter of the Year at the Expedite Expo.

All proceeds from TravelCenters of America SCF drive go directly to help trucks suffering from financial troubles brougtht on by medical costs. Photo: Truckinginfo.com

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TravelCenters of America Reaches Out to Truckers in Need

The campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, a nonprofit that helps truck drivers suffering financial hardship due to medical problems, kicks off Aug. 1 and runs through August 31.

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Articles

10 Things Drivers Do to Get Pulled Over

A longtime state patrol officer offers his real-world observations on the most common reasons drivers get pulled over.

Bendix Wingman Fusion-based safety system is now standard on Volvo VNR and VNL trucks. Photo via Bendix

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Bendix-Based Safety System Standard on Volvo VNL and VNR Models

Bendix has announced that for the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of its Wingman Fusion vehicle safety system is now standard equipment on certain heavy-duty trucks.

It may turn out that the ELD mandate that hits in December will not have much further impact on driver productivity as so many fleets have already made adjustments to their operations.  Photos: iStockPhoto

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ELDs Don't Have to Be a Productivity Killer

There are steps fleets can take to offset productivity losses that can occur with the mandatory move to electronic logging devices.

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Another House Bill Aims to Delay ELD Rule

Another Hail Mary Pass has been flung to try and slow the advance of the electronic logging device rule. Rep. Brian Babin has introduced the ELD Extension Act of 2017, which seeks to extend the current initial implementation date for the ELD mandate.

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Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that could end up delaying or repealing the electronic logging device mandate set to go into effect on Dec. 18.

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Articles

Commentary: Large and Small, Fleets Focus on the Driver

At Halvor and Swift, a focus has been placed on the driver to improve retention, writes Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.

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