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As part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, a former U.S. Army mechanic, instructor and career counselor was selected as the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” top military veteran rookie driver during a ceremony today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C. Winning driver Quinton Ward of Werner […]

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October fell to a reading of 3.17, more than a point lower than September, which had seen a significant dip from August when the TCI measure was in plus double digits. Stabilizing truckload rates and a short-lived run up in diesel prices were largely responsible for a continued deterioration in […]

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Roderick “Roddy” J. Valente founded R. J. Valente Gravel, Inc., in 1989 with one dump truck, a bulldozer, and dispatch located in his kitchen. Today, R. J. Valente is one of New York state’s largest material handlers. Serving the Albany, N.Y. region, the company is a family affair operated by Roddy, along with his daughter […]

The post Kenworth T880s Preferred by Aggregate Hauler for Driver Comfort, Durability and Lower Cost of Operation appeared first on NextTruck Blog & Industry News - Trucker Information.

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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than 2 million truck and bus radial (TBR) tires annually. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located […]

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CarriersEdge, a leading provider of training for the trucking industry, has introduced a course to help drivers reduce injuries caused by often-overlooked but potentially dangerous hazards – slips, trips, falls from heights and repetitive-motion stress. The online training course, “Fall Protection for Drivers,” teaches drivers to be aware of those hazards and best practices for […]

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in partnership with Kenworth Truck Company and FASTPORT, will announce the winner of the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award at an 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. event Friday, December 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The award recipient will receive a Kenworth T680 Advantage with a PACCAR […]

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The 2019 Kenworth Calendar features beautiful images of The World’s Best® aerodynamic, vocational, traditional and medium duty trucks in both scenic and work settings. The new calendar is now available for purchase (www.shopkenworth.com). The 6-page, 2019 Kenworth Wall Calendar offers a two-month format with six colorful Kenworth truck images. The featured heavy duty models are the […]

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This webinar will review an extraordinary year in transportation that saw major stresses on capacity and rates growing at a pace we haven’t seen in years. We will discuss the impacts of the truck driver shortage and the deterioration in rail/intermodal service metrics in the first half of the year and where things stand heading […]

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Vector, a mobile-first workflow and transportation management platform, has announced Vector Back Office solution to help carriers and shippers streamline data entry. It combines Vector’s industry-leading smartphone scanning app with intelligent processing to automatically fill data into documents. “Smartphones are very intuitive to use and integrate with existing systems — making complex tasks extremely easy,” said Brian Belcher, Vector’s […]

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