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Trucker protest shuts down construction project

| April 30, 2012

Roughly 30 drivers staged a small ruckus this weekend by refusing to work and shutting down a $1.4 billion highway project in the process.

Skilled drivers, come on down

| April 28, 2012

Think you’re the best driver in the neighborhood? Prove it, says Mack, who’s sponsoring the Driving Skills Safety Challenge May 1 and 2.

Penske Truck Rental/Logistics’ new driver

| April 27, 2012

The folks at Penske Truck Rental and Penske Logistics have a new driver doing some hauling, so to speak, in their stable -- he might well be familiar to the IndyCar fans among you. None other ...

Landstar’s 2012 start good sign for owner-operators

| April 27, 2012

The nation's largest owner-operator fleet, Landstar, reports that it had its best first quarter ever.

Get inside of a twister with Sean Casey

| April 26, 2012

Truckers News is hosting a live chat tonight with storm chaser Sean Casey.

‘Shipping Wars’ hotshot reality TV show extended

| April 25, 2012

The Shipping Wars reality TV show, launched earlier this year and featuring the work of several hotshot owner-operators competing for earnings by bidding on and moving freight from the uShip.com online marketplace, hasn't exactly lit up ...

New service space at Nebraska Pete dealer

| April 24, 2012

The folks at South Dakota / Nebraska / Iowa-based four-dealer network Sioux City Truck Sales (pbtruck.com) shared this photo with us of construction, now completed, of a new nearly 7,400-square-foot addition to the Peterbilt of ...

White House aims to protect consumers from oil speculation

| April 23, 2012

President Barack Obama took oil speculators to task last week, asking both his staffs and Congress to take measures to prevent speculators from cheating consumers.

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