Massive load will cause traffic delays on several NH highways tonight
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
7h ago
Expect traffic delays tonight on several New Hampshire highways because of a huge load being transported. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation approved a route for Trans American Trucking Service of South Plainfield, New Jersey to transport heavy equipment from the Everett Turnpike in Nashua to NH Route 12 in Keene beginning at 9 p.m. tonight. The hauling equipment and load will be 239 feet long and weigh 455,000 pounds. The supermove route includes: the Everett Turnpike in Nashua at the Massachusetts border, northbound to Interstate 293 I-93, to I-89 northbound, to US Route 202/NH ..read more
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Women In Trucking adds 6 new members to its Image Team
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
13h ago
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) recently announced the newest members of its Image Team, which is a group of subject matter experts in the opportunities, challenges and experiences of female professional truck drivers. Image Team members participate in ride-along events for legislators, regulators, and industry leaders to provide a deeper understanding of experiences and obstacles female drivers face on the road. WIT Image Team members also speak to the media and industry professionals at public events and industry conferences. New  team members include: Jerri Baez, telematics sa ..read more
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Public Super Markets driver wins Florida driving competition title
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
13h ago
Rifat BecirevicFlorida Trucking AssociationA driver for Publix Super Markets won the grand championship title of the recent Florida Truck Driving Championships. Rifat Becirevic was the grand champion of the competition staged by the Florida Trucking Association. He also won the five-axle class. Some 1,220 drivers competed in the event held in Daytona Beach. The class winners were:  3 Axle: Rusty Pederson, FedEx Freight 4 Axle: Juan Velez, UPS 5 Axle: Rifat Becirevic, Publix Super Markets Flatbed: Edward Pennington, FedEx Freight  Sleeper: Fred Combs, Walmart Transportation Straight ..read more
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TCA names Texas trucker Highway Angel for aiding crash victims
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
2d ago
A driver with 37 yers worth of experience was recently honored for his actions at the scene of an accident on a rain-soaked highway.  The Truckload Carriers Association recently named truck driver Roy Chandler from Rockport, Texas, a TCA Highway Angel for stopping to help a woman who crashed into a semi truck on a rainy highway in northeast Texas. Chandler works for Diamond Transportation System, Inc out of Racine, Wisconsin. TCA explains: Around 2:30 p.m. on April 20 in Morris County, Texas, Chandler was traveling on Interstate 30 in heavy rain. He witnessed a y ..read more
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Man faces charges for allegedly stealing $9.5 million in freight
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
3d ago
A suburban Chicago man has been charged in federal court with stealing more than $9.5 million in goods, including liquor and commercial-grade copper, from interstate shipments. According to a recently unsealed indictment in U.S. District Court in Chicago, between March of 2020 and September of 2023 Aivaras Zigmantas used various aliases to falsely pose as a representative of real and fictitious carriers and brokers involved in transporting shipments across state lines.  After fraudulently inducing individuals and entities to release shipments of goods to him, Zigmantas and others diverted ..read more
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Latest Love's location opens in Oregon; adds 81 truck parking spaces
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
4d ago
 Love’s Travel Stops Thursday opened its newest location Baker City, Oregon. The location at 200 Campbell St. off of Interstate 84 in the western part of the state is open 24/7 and has 81 truck parking spaces. It also has: eight diesel lanes with DEF seven showers Arby's Love's branded snacks CAT Scales Dog park Laundry facilities In honor of the grand opening, Love’s will be splitting its $5,000 donation between the Baker County YMCA and Baker City Head Start Center ..read more
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House committee approves $2 million for new federal cargo theft task force
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
4d ago
A major trucking advocacy organization is praising recent congressional action to address the growing problem of cargo theft. The American Trucking Associations applauded the House Appropriations Committee’s report language for the fiscal year 2025 Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which included a provision directing Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to establish a Supply Chain Fraud and Theft Task Force, as well as $2 million to fund the initiative. The report language was championed by Rep. David Valadao (R-California) and will counter the sharp rise in cargo theft and broa ..read more
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House approves $2 million for new federal cargo theft task force
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
5d ago
A major trucking advocacy organization is praising recent congressional action to address the growing problem of cargo theft. The American Trucking Associations applauded the House Appropriations Committee’s report language for the fiscal year 2025 Department of Homeland Security funding bill, which included a provision directing Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to establish a Supply Chain Fraud and Theft Task Force, as well as $2 million to fund the initiative. The report language was championed by Rep. David Valadao (R-California) and will counter the sharp rise in cargo theft and broa ..read more
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FMCSA to survey truck drivers on whether they wear seat belts
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
5d ago
Federal regulators want to know if you're wearing your seatbelt. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Wednesday it will conduct a survey of commercial motor vehicle drivers on seatbelt use.  In a notice published Wednesday, June 12, in the Federal Register, FMCSA said, "Existing data on the usage of safety belts and perceptions related to road safety do not capture the diversity of different types of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in a post-coronavirus disease 2019 national emergency landscape. "Understanding safety belt usage and perceptions of road safety am ..read more
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Deadline nears for Transition Trucking award for military veteran drivers
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by Truckers News Staff (TN)
5d ago
Together, Kenworth, FASTPORT and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes initiative continue the search for America’s top rookie military veteran driver who has successfully transitioned to the trucking industry following military service. The final deadline to submit applications is June 20.  Under the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence recognition program, Kenworth will provide the grand prize for the ninth consecutive year. This year’s award is a T680 equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the PACCAR Powertrain featuring the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 4 ..read more
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