With highway money running out, DOT warns states of project funding cuts

| July 03, 2014

Department of Transportation head Anthony Foxx sent a letter to states July 1 telling them the DOT will have to start restricting reimbursement payments to states starting Aug. 1, unless Congress can act to shore up Highway Trust Fund cash flow before that date.

Self-driving trucks are here: Daimler introduces ‘Highway Pilot’ autonomous truck

| July 03, 2014

Speculation about autonomous -- or "driverless" -- vehicles has been commonplace in the trucking industry for years. Now, Daimler has made this concept a reality.

Trucking employment jumps again in June, U.S. job growth healthy

| July 03, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released by the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in May added 288,000 non-farm jobs, pushing the country’s unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent -- its lowest since Sept. 2008.

Three Trucker Talent finalists headed for Dallas

| July 02, 2014

The three singing truckers who will compete live at The Great American Trucking Show for the top prize are Brad James, Jennie Simpson and Keith Sampson.

Hotels4Truckers dropping membership fee

| July 02, 2014

Attendant to those plans -- slated for the middle of this month -- the website is launching a new look and feel for its hotel search and discount site for drivers.

Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

| July 02, 2014

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the company’s trucks in the U.S.

Scam alert: Woman posing as doctor giving bogus med exams to truckers

| July 02, 2014

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap — though bogus — health exams to truck drivers.

‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane bluesImage Gallery

| July 01, 2014

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

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