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Friday, November 9, 2012"When Kansas City-based Thunderbird Trucking shut down in mid-October, driver Russell Hall and his wife, Christina, were stranded in Kansas City, MO. More than 1,000 miles from their Walterboro, SC, home, the Halls spent almost a week in their truck at a Flying J Travel Plaza until Trucker Charity Inc. READ MORE >>
Thursday, November 8, 2012In an effort to alleviate fuel shortages in states impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s landfall last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Monday it is leading what it calls an “interstate petroleum transport team” that will “serve as a single point of conta... READ MORE >>
Monday, October 29, 2012"As truck drivers continue to struggle to find safe and secure parking spaces daily, one major truck stop chain is rolling out a new pay-to-park solution at some of its locations around the country starting Nov. 1. TravelCenters of America is the operator of TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel centers. READ MORE >>
Monday, October 22, 2012"Few truckers are glad to be stopped and ticketed by the Police, but a truck driver nailed for a routine toll evasion at the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 20 might be feeling very greatful for the stop. His passenger – a hitchhiker – turned out to be wanted on multiple charges in Tennessee and was a suspect in a homicide case. READ MORE >>
Friday, October 19, 2012Trucking Mileage and Fuel Facts From: www.bouletfreightmanagement.com Commercial, class 8 trucks logged 114.1 billion miles in 2003, the equivalent of making over 115,000 cross-country trips per day. The average class 8 unit (vehicles weighing over 33,001 lbs. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, October 17, 2012Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for August, as reported in the October 2012 Trucking Update published Oct. 1, rose 1.4 points from July to a reading of 5.8. The index has been in mildly positive territory, but without clear direction, since the economy weakened in early 2011, the report stated. READ MORE >>