Walcott wrap-up: 44,000 attended show; list of winners from Super Truck competition

| July 17, 2014

The Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted more than 44,000 attendees last week at its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the truck stop announced. Here are some photos from the event and the list of winners from its Super Truck competition.

55 drivers nominated for 2014 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

| July 16, 2014

A record 55 nominations were received this year for the Mike O'Connell Memorial Trucking's Top Rookie award. Here are the nominees and the prizes up for grabs.

Equipment roundup: Volvo telematics system, reduced-emissions Cummins, Navistar engine update

| July 16, 2014

A roundup of equipment news in the week: Volvo Trucks announced a partnership with Telogis, Cummins introduced a reduced-emissions medium-duty engine and Navistar began shipping SCR-equipped medium-duty trucks.

String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

| July 16, 2014

A distracted pilot car driver, lack of low-clearance signage on the bridge and poor route planning by the carrier all played a role in the bridge strike and collapse, NTSB says.

House clears 6-month highway funding patch

| July 16, 2014

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and infrastructure funding.

Hotels4Truckers.com updated

| July 16, 2014

Company head and former driver Daniel Fuller reports the Hotels4Truckers.com update Overdrive reported on in this story is now live. With the update, the website, offering discounts to drivers on hotel booking as well as verified ...

Murdered trucker’s family engages with drivers

| July 15, 2014

David Clark will be among guests on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program at 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15.

FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

| July 15, 2014

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a recent DOT report.

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