Linda Longton

Initiative brings hepatitis C awareness, testing to truckers

Truckers are five times more likely than the general population to carry hepatitis C virus (HCV), a dangerous blood-born infection that can live in the body for up to 40 years with no symptoms. To educate truck drivers about HCV and encourage them to get tested, the Healthy Trucking Association and its partners, OraSure Technologies and AbbVie, announced a nationwide initiative at The Great American Trucking Show. It's called Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C. Truck drivers can ...

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Cummins expects growth in natural gas engines

While enthusiasm is high for natural gas-powered vehicles, diesel engines will continue to power 90 percent of trucks, especially in linehaul applications, said Cummins' Lori Thompson

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Fit for duty: Vets find new life in trucking

Carriers are looking for a few good men – and women – to drive their trucks. Military veterans fill the bill.

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Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited government to our country's future. With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States produces 30 percent of the world's wealth, he said.  Forty of the 50 greatest universities in the world are in the U.S and 84 ...

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Panel: California offers challenges, opportunities

Fleet executives at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference discussed doing business in the Sunshine State.

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Economic outlook: Slow growth, weak employment

Economist William Strauss told CCJ Symposium attendees that the economy's growth is being constricted in a few key areas.

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Overdrive’s Dills wins prestigious award

Overdrive received a Jesse H. Neal Award for its in-depth coverage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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Obama announces alt-energy plan at Daimler Trucks plant

President Obama announced a $1 billion initiative to spur deployment of clean, advanced vehicles.

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Industry’s top challenge: Finding drivers

Trucking executives favor the long-term viability of using leased owner-operators to meet their capacity needs.

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Panel: Slow growth now but better times ahead

Manufacturing has provided some growth – about 8 percent since last June – due in part to tax credits.

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