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Driver makes miraculous escape from truck sinking in icy lake

A truck driver is lucky to be alive after he crashed off of a Minnesota bridge and into an icy lake this morning. Trucker Breaks Out Window To Escape Sinking Truck The incident happened just before 10 a.m. when a truck driver hauling animal parts on Highway 71 near Sauk Centre for some reason left…
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Michigan State Police: I-94 near Kalamazoo closed for 51 vehicle chain reaction crash

Dozens of vehicles have collided on eastbound I-94 near Kalamazoo, Michigan, forcing officials to close the interstate until further notice. Nineteen Trucks Involved In Michigan Pileup The crashes were reported around 1 p.m. today on I-94 between Exit 80 and Exit 85. Michigan State Police say that the pileup involves 51 vehicles. Of these 51…
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Woman chasing dog on interstate causes three semi truck pileup

Pennsylvania police are looking for a woman who caused a multi-vehicle crash while chasing a dog on the interstate in Girard Township yesterday. The crash happened around 1:40 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-90 at mile marker 11. One Trucker Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash According to Erie News Now, three trucks were driving in the…
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Soaring Rates, Freight Demand, Spark Truck Sales Surge

Soaring freight rates, a shortage of big rigs and strong freight demand combined to make January’s heavy-duty truck orders the best since 2006. The strong economy and favorable new tax policy are encouraging motor carriers to make large fleet investment. Manufacturers received orders for 47,200 trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment last month.…
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Peterbilt Unveils New Model 579 UltraLoft Sleeper Truck

Peterbilt unveiled its new UltraLoft sleeper in its flagship Model 579 truck in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. (Photo: Peterbilt)  #Peterbilt Motors Company Peterbilt unveiled its new UltraLoft sleeper in its flagship Model 579 truck in hopes of attracting more customers with its roomier cab design and improved fuel saving aerodynamics. “In the fleet world, it’s…
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OOIDA asks feds to change HOS

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association today petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change hours-of-service regulations for truck drivers. OOIDA’s petition requests: “That truck drivers subject to HOS regulations be allowed a rest break once per 14-hour duty period for up to three consecutive hours as long as the driver is off-duty.  This rest break would effectively stop the 14-hour…
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Drivers to receive biggest raise in company history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2018 For more information, please contact: Alex Green  Communications Specialist Covenant Transport Services Phone: 423-463-3239 Email: alex.green@ctgcompanies.com Drivers to receive biggest raise in company history this spring Up to 6-cent-per-mile increase is second pay bump in six months for refrigerated carrier, as company officials double down on recruiting and retaining driving talent TEXARKANA,…
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Former truck stop company president found guilty in fraud case

Former truck stop company president found guilty in fraud case BY TRUCKERS NEWS STAFF Mark Hazelwood, the former president who led truck stop giant Pilot Flying J when the company’s sales staff allegedly defrauded trucking companies out of millions of dollars in owed fuel rebate checks, was found guilty of fraud and conspiracy charges related to…
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Truck driver for Postal Service shot and killed in Dallas

A truck driver for the United States Postal Service was shot killed early this morning along eastbound Interstate 30 near downtown Dallas. The Dallas Morning News reports police say the shooting occurred at about 2:20 a.m. The driver, whose name has not been released, is said to have died at the scene and that his tractor-trailer crashed…
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This will be the best peak season for carriers in years

This will be the best peak season for carriers in years November 23, 2017 Matt Wimberly, freight markets reporter   By looking at the technical indicators in the freight market, retailers are expected to do exceptionally well this season. With one of the best labor markets since post-World War II, increasing wages in blue-collar sectors of…
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