- George Wilkins We Miss You
David Richards aka George Wilkins died on October 10th 2010.
- Online Truck Auctions
From June 26th to June 28th, numerous Day Cab Mack trucks will be available to purchase through our online-only auction. Potential bidders can check out the lot in person on Monday June 25th from 1 pm to 3 pm:
- U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal
- Drive Lumber or Log Trucks in beautiful Northern California for the World's Largest Supplier of Redwood!
Drive Lumber or Log Trucks in beautiful Northern California for the World's Largest Supplier of Redwood!
- Pneumatic Trailers - Trucks - Flatbed Trailers - Vehicles | Retirement Auction
Pneumatic Trailers, Trucks, Flatbed Trailers, Vehicles, Retirement Auction
- November 2016 Scholarship Winner – Marcella Williams
November 2016 Scholarship Winner – Marcella Williams
- 2016 College Scholarship Winners - Monica Medrano and Callie Ivy
2016 College Scholarship Winners - Monica Medrano and Callie Ivy
- Wanted: 5.6 Million New Truck Drivers
Wanted: 5.6 Million New Truck Drivers
- Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016
Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016
- Are You Ready for the New Driving Log Regulations?
Are You Ready for the New Driving Log Regulations?
- Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?
Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?
- Getting a Commercial Truck Driving License in Pennsylvania Got a Little Harder
Getting a Commercial Truck Driving License in Pennsylvania Got a Little Harder
- Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?
Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?
- P.E.T.S. LLC Helps Transport Rescue Dogs to New Homes
P.E.T.S. LLC Helps Transport Rescue Dogs to New Homes
- New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed
New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed
- Technology and the Trucking Industry - Time for Improvement
Technology and the Trucking Industry - Time for Improvement
- ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker's Pay Due to Driver Shortage
ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker's Pay Due to Driver Shortage
- Truckers and Sleep Apnea - A Real Problem
Truckers and Sleep Apnea - A Real Problem
- Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital
Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital
- Women Step Up to Fill the Gap in the Truck Driver Shortage
Women Step Up to Fill the Gap in the Truck Driver Shortage
- Transfix the Uber for Trucking Raises $14.5 Million in Funding
Transfix the Uber for Trucking Raises $14.5 Million in Funding
- The 2015/2016 Roller Coaster of Freight Volume
The 2015/2016 Roller Coaster of Freight Volume
- Michelin Celebrates Truckers with #KeepThanksMoving Campaign from 11/16 to 12/31
Michelin Celebrates Truckers with #KeepThanksMoving Campaign from 11/16 to 12/31
- Wall Street Journal Says Trucking Industry Heading Into a Downturn Pushing Rate Prices Lower
Wall Street Journal Says Trucking Industry Heading Into a Downturn Pushing Rate Prices Lower
- D.C Schank from Lynden Transport in Alaska Selected to Drive National Christmas Tree to DC
D.C Schank from Lynden Transport in Alaska Selected to Drive National Christmas Tree to DC
- Denis Day of Con-way Freight Celebrates 3 Million Continuous Accident Free Miles
Denis Day of Con-way Freight Celebrates 3 Million Continuous Accident Free Miles
- Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry
Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry
- November 2015 Scholarship Winner – Robert Williams
November 2015 Scholarship Winner – Robert Williams
- Need a Job? We're Looking for 890,000 New Truck Drivers
Need a Job? We're Looking for 890,000 New Truck Drivers
- Missing Trucking Executive's Family Looks for Help in Solving "Cold Case"
400,000 Retired Trucking Teamsters May Get Pension Cut
- Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down - The Trucking Boom May be Over
Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down - The Trucking Boom May be Over
- Outpouring of Love to Truckers Nationwide from Fastport's Imagine Video
Outpouring of Love to Truckers Nationwide from Fastport's Imagine Video
- Will a Program Like Celadon's WageLock Be In Your Next Benefits Package?
Will a Program Like Celadon's WageLock Be In Your Next Benefits Package?
- $4.6 Million Grant to Teamsters to Boost Training in Trucking Industry
$4.6 Million Grant to Teamsters to Boost Training in Trucking Industry
- West VA Trucking Association Launches New Truck Driver Job Portal
West VA Trucking Association Launches New Truck Driver Job Portal
- Trucking Company Owner Slammed with Fine & Jail Time for Bilking the Marine Corps
Trucking Company Owner Slammed with Fine & Jail Time for Bilking the Marine Corps
- Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises
Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises
- Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!
Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!
- Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship
Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship
- Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
- Volvo Partners with Omnitracs to Provide Integrated Fleet Management Services
Volvo Partners with Omnitracs to Provide Integrated Fleet Management Services
- Trucker Left Dangling from Bridge for An Hour
Trucker Left Dangling from Bridge for An Hour
- Drive In for Your Checkup - Medical Services Now Being Offered at Many Truckstops
Drive In for Your Checkup - Medical Services Now Being Offered at Many Truckstops
- Iowa 80 - the World's Largest Truckstop Stacks on the Amenities
If you are an over-the-road trucker, then I'm sure you've stayed in your share of motels, hotels and rooms along the way. It goes with the lifestyle, and that's part of why you do what you do. But if you ever get into Iowa and are driving down I-80, make sure to stop by the largest truck stop on the face of the planet.
- 2015 College Scholarship Winner - Samuel Pasmann
Sam is the winner of the $1000 College Scholarship Award from TruckerToTrucker.com. He'll be attending the University of Portland this Fall to study for a degree in mechanical engineering.
- Stay Cool in Summer Heat with Our Summer Trucking Tips
As truck drivers, whether you drive a big rig, a bowser, an RV, an MPV, a four wheeler or anything in between, you'll always want to stay cool in the heat of the summer. And yes, we know about air conditioning in vehicles that essentially allow you to keep the cab temp comfortable and healthy, but there are still times when you'll have to be outside or face mother nature and the suns rays. So here are some of the best tips on keeping your cool all season long.
- 74-Year-Old Lady Trucker Keeps on Truckin'!
And just when you think you've been on the road a long time, I've got news for you. Back in 1968, a trucker was featured on the program What's My Line, a popular game show of the time. After several questions, answers and guesses, none of the celebrity panelists were able to guess the occupation of Linda Cottrill. Yes, a lady trucker from Massillon, Ohio, stumped the panel. No one could believe that this diminutive young woman would be piloting a truck.
- Highlighting the Most Beautiful Trucker Finalist Amy McGrath
Forget everything you thought you knew about truckers. The reality is that lady truckers are invading the industry, carrying on family traditions and becoming the new faces of trucking. Amy McGrath, one of finalists for the Most Beautiful Trucker of 2015, which is sponsored by Overdrive Magazine is just one such example.
- New Trucking Regulations Brewing in Congress - What It Means for You
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill for fiscal year ending in 2016 could have a big impact on truckers. As we have previously pointed out at Trucker To Trucker, it is extremely important to always keep up-to-date with new federal trucking legislation whether you have a single truck or a large fleet.
- Trending Trucker Helper Apps
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have been some of the greatest innovations in the trucking industry. These gadgets are some of the most important instruments in a truckers life, and better still, you can download some great apps and make them even better.
- China is Funding Truck Monitoring Software
In the trucking industry, we're always looking for new tricks and trends to move business forward. So what's the new trend in trucking? Partnering with China. That's right. A company across the world wants to help the American trucking industry find and keep customers and improve business in American trucking.
- Scholarship Resource with $18k+ in Awards
A few weeks ago we announced $1500 in scholarship opportunities from TruckerToTrucker.com for both College and Truck Driving School. Today's announcement is even more exciting, as we've put together a resource that lists over $18,000 (and growing) in annual scholarships, awards, and grants for transportation professionals and their families.
- Truckers: Proudly Moving America
It is not enough to say that without truck drivers, America stops moving. America also stops eating in many areas of the country and stops working practically everywhere in the United States. About 70 percent of all raw goods, food, equipment, and product moves by truck. According to the Department of Transportation Statistics, the trucking industry employs over 8.7 million people and moves 9.2 billion tons of freight, valued at $671 billion, with over 5.6 million tractor trailers that are driven by more than 3.5 million men and women.
- New Scholarship Opportunities - CDL and College
New Scholarship Opportunities - CDL and College
- Will Your Truck in the Future Be Powered by Natural Gas?
While electric vehicles get a lot of attention currently, there is another alternative fuel that is among the most abundant and clean burning available. Natural gas is considerably less costly than diesel and expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future.
- DOT Says Truckers Don't Need to Do Daily Paperwork as of Mid December 2014
Tired of filling out paperwork when you have no changes to report on your DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)? Well, apparently the U.S. D.O.T. is also tired of reading them – so as of December 2014, if you have no mechanical or safety issues to report, fuh-get about it.
- Feds Crack Down on "Chameleon" Trucking Companies
The trucking industry can be a dangerous one, especially when so many trucking companies constantly break the rules, or try to take advantages of loopholes in the system. According to a recent article on JOC.com, there is a growing number of trucking companies in the United States that fail to comply with safety regulations and that have been shut down for this or a variety of other reasons.
- LA Port Truckers Highlight Problems in Shift to Independent Contractor Status
As Shakespeare once asked, What's in a name? For truckers working the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and by extension others across the country, their continued livelihood depends on the answer. Drivers and trucking companies have been locked in a bitter labor dispute, causing the truckers to strike last November in an effort to obtain more equitable working conditions. At issue is the loss of employee status as companies now list them as independent contractors.
- We'll Bet You Didn't Know These Trucker Facts
Truckers have their own lingo, lifestyle, and laws. Many of your family member's and non-trucker friend's eyes glaze over when you start discussing work because they don't have much knowledge about your chosen vocation. While you can't make someone take an interest in what you love, you can forward these interesting quick facts about trucking to them. They may gain a renewed appreciation for your job with these insights.
- Are Tougher Rules on the Way for Truck Driver Training?
A recent lawsuit may change training requirements for those seeking to embark on a career in the trucking industry. Though auto fatalities have dropped in recent years, fatalities involving large trucks are on the rise, increasing by 4 percent in 2012. Injuries have also increased 18 percent, racking up an astounding 4,000 deaths and over 70,000 injuries.
- Trucking Really Ramps Up for Business
Truckers do more than move merchandise. They also move the economy. And with economic forecasts looking solid, truckers can expect a steadily growing demand for freight services. That means more jobs and more miles. Are you and your truck ready?
- Laws Slow Self-Driving Truck Development
Innovation frequently move faster than government. Whether it is the Federal Aviation Administration blocking commercial use of drones or the Federal Communications Commission's sluggish action on net neutrality, technology is moving at a blistering pace while the government spends more money studying and debating regulations. Regardless of how self-driving trucks may impact jobs and the economy, we can be sure the jobs of lobbyist and politicians are secure.
- Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells
More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is expected to swell to 200,000 truckers over the next 10 years.
- MPG - What's In Store for 2018 and Beyond for Trucks?
With heavy-duty trucks and buses producing an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gases in the United States each year, it is understandable that any regulations to reduce America's dependence on fossil fuels and lower the resulting emissions are going to target the efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers.
- Trucker's Truths - The Feds in Washington Don't Understand Truckers
Why on earth would politicians in Washington know what's best for truckers? If you ask the feds about why truckers have faced increased regulation and stricter limits on driving times, they'll tell you it's about safety—that more restrictive Hours of Service laws will reduce driver fatigue and crashes.
- Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Highways by 2025
Good news for commercial truckers! Trucking itself is the hottest trend in U.S. transportation. In the American Trucking Association's annual analysis of the transportation industry, trucking was again shown to be the primary transporter of freight in the U.S., beating all competitors. Moving nearly 70% of all domestic freight tonnage and collecting more than 80% of all freight revenue, "trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States," concluded ATA's American Trucking Trends 2014.
- Tracy Morgan Crash Reopens Hours of Service Debate
The recent truck accident that put popular actor Tracy Morgan in the hospital with serious injuries and killed one of the passengers in his limo could not have come at a worse time for commercial truckers.
- NTSB Recommends Seven Items on Truck Safety
Earlier this year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) forwarded seven recommended truck safety standards to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Semi Truck Services Open New Cottage Industries
They say "trucking moves America," but the millions of semis on the road are also feeding America's entrepreneurial spirit. From mom and pop operations to small businesses, new cottage industries are springing up along U.S. and Canadian highways to serve long-haul truckers and the tractor-trailers they drive.
- Truck Stops Are for More Than Just Truckers!
Truck Stops Are for More Than Just Truckers! - When the first truck stops started popping up in the 1940s, they were bare bones affairs that filled a driver's three basic travel needs -- fuel, food and a bathroom – but didn't offer much else.
- May 2014 Scholarship Winner - Erik Hopperstad
Erik is the 2014 Spring winner of $1000 Trucker to Trucker Scholarship Award.
- Need A Truck Stop? There's an App for That!
Truck stops have always been a place where you could fill up your tank and your belly. But today's truck stops also offer everything from chiropractors to live music! How do you find truck stops with special services?
- A Cool Million for Insurance?
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its plan to raise the commercial truck insurance minimum to $1 million.
- Coming Trends in the Trucking Industry
In the May issue of Truck News, editor James Menzies talked about three noteworthy equipment trends observed at the Mid-America Trucking Show: 1. Use of dead axle tractors increasing.
- Another Highway Angel: Trucker Delivers Baby
Highway Angel Delivers A Baby - When Canadian trucker Peter Holland stopped for coffee at an Arkansas Denny's one chilly morning last November, he didn't realize he'd be delivering a baby and saving a life
- Trucker News Roundup
Here's an update on some of the trucking news we've been following recently: Goodyear Highway Hero
- Canadian Strike Ends; Truckers Are Back to Work at Vancouver Port
Canadian container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver went back to work March 27 after a prolonged strike that paralyzed Canada's largest port for nearly a month.
- Future Truck Trends – Where Are They Now?
Five years ago, TrendHunter.com showcased 30 innovative truck designs with the potential to revolutionize the industry. Most of them never made it off the drafting table, but a couple of winners have made their mark.
- Win a $1,000 Trucking School Scholarship!
TruckerToTrucker.com is going to give away two $1,000 scholarships this year to help two individuals achieve their goal of becoming professional commercial truck drivers.
- Pilot Program Could Speed Canadian Border Crossings for Truckers
A recently announced pre-inspection pilot program could speed border crossings for truck drivers carrying loads between the U.S. and Canada.
- Saluting Outstanding Women in the Trucking Industry
Women may make up a small percentage of the U.S. trucking population, but they're coming on strong. With support from the non-profit association Women in Trucking (WIT), women are making inroads into all facets of the trucking industry.
- Green Trucking Movement Making Progress
With an eye toward the future, the Green Truck Summit was recently held in Indianapolis. Patrick Davis, director of the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office, updated the group on DOE's SuperTruck program.
- Truckers Oppose Call for Increase in Big Rig Fuel Economy
Warning of prohibitive cost increases that could force many independent truckers out of business, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has come out against President Obama's call for even tougher fuel economy and emissions standards for big rig trucks.
- Goodyear Highway Hero Finalists Announced
One of the trucking industry's most prestigious awards, each year since 1983 the Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award has recognized a professional truck driver who selflessly put him or herself in harm's way to save the lives of others.
- International Sweeps ATD Truck of the Year Awards
The votes have been counted and International made a clean sweep of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) 2014 Commercial Truck of the Year Awards at January's ATD Convention & Expo in New Orleans.
- Natural Gas: Truck Fuel of the Future? Part 1
Cheaper and less polluting than diesel, natural gas is being called the truck fuel of the future, and for a small but growing number of trucking companies, the future is now.
- Trucker's Rescue during Polar Vortex Offers Lessons for All Truckers
The story is the stuff of miracles. Pinned under his truck at a snowy Indiana truck stop for more than 8 hours in brutal subzero temperatures
- Truckers Helping NJ Fight Human Trafficking before Super Bowl
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is calling on America's truckers to be on the lookout for signs of human trafficking as the Super Bowl approaches.
- Rep. Hanna Introduces TRUE Safety Act to Turn Back Clock on New HOS Rules
Truckers have found a friend in U.S. Representative Richard Hanna. The New York Republican has been meeting with the trucking community
- Which Rig Gets Your Vote for Commercial Truck of the Year?
The nominees for ATD Commercial Truck of the Year have been announced with the big reveal set for January 26, 2014 during the NADA/ATD Convention and Expo in New Orleans.
- New Clean-Diesel Truck Engines Surpass EPA Standards
In a notable win for the trucking industry, a new study shows that the new generation of clean-diesel truck engines that started rolling off assembly lines in 2010 substantially reduces emissions below federally-mandated limits.
- The Move Toward Pollution-Free Trucks
If you doubt whether emissions reduction regulation are effective you'll be interested to note that more than 28% of all trucks registered in the United States
- Fall 2013 Scholarship Winner - Dawnsha Spencer
Dawnsha is the very first winner of the $1000 Trucker to Trucker Scholarship Award.
- One Out of Every Five Trucks Placed Out of Service in RoadCheck 2013
Commercial vehicle inspectors across North America completed 73,023 truck and bus inspections during 72 hours between June 4 and 6 as part of Roadcheck 2013,
- SelecTrucks Nashville - Warming Things Up!
SelecTrucks Nashville - Warming Things Up!
- Survey Identifies Trends in Driver Hiring/Screening
The hiring environment is becoming increasingly more difficult as fleet managers are competing for qualified drivers, according to results of a driver screening benchmarking survey conducted by HireRight, transportation worker hiring specialists.
- Georgia Tech Study Compares Electric and Diesel Delivery Trucks
Comparing life-cycle energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and total cost of ownership (TCO) of medium-duty electric and diesel urban delivery trucks for a range of drive cycles and electricity generation scenarios
- New Violations Tied to HOS Changes Will Impact Fleet CSA Scores
Two new violations tied to the recent changes to truck driver hours of service regulations have been coded into carrier profiles on the Compliance
- Help Your Fellow Truckers In Need
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has launched its annual campaign in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF)
- Powering Reefers With Fuel Cells
Grocery merchants in Texas, California and New York will soon have ice cream, frozen foods and fresh produce delivered by tractor-trailers