Trucking parking bans instituted in Washington state

| July 18, 2014

Washington’s Pierce County just became the state’s second county this month to bar truck parking on residential streets in unincorporated areas. Truckers told commissioners, however, the ordinance does not consider the difficulty balancing HOS restrictions, insufficient parking and travel time between truck stops.

Peterbilt celebration to have ’76 359 giveaway, 400 milestone trucks on display

| July 17, 2014

Peterbilt announced this week it is holding a celebration in October to celebrate its 75th anniversary, where it's raffling off a 1976 Peterbilt 359 and showcasing 400 trucks representing milestones for the company.

Kinedyne names MATS sweepstakes winners

| July 17, 2014

Cargo securement product maker Kinedyne announced this week the five winners from its Mid-America Trucking Show contest for $1,000 shopping sprees for Kinedyne products.  Attendees registered at the show. The winners are:  David Brown – D&M Enterprises John ...

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.

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