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NHTSA: Drunk Driving is on the Decline While Drug Use Increases

February 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety No Comments A pair of new studies from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), shows that while the nation is winning in its ongoing battle against drunk driving, the use of marijuana and prescription drugs is on the climb […]

15 Things to Watch For…

15 Things to Watch For in 2015 (And Beyond) We’ve come up with 15 trends you should watch next year and beyond. December 2014, – Cover Story by Deborah Lockridge and Oliver Patton The basic issues of trucking don’t really change – get the freight there on time, do it safely, stay on the […]

The Christmas Truce…

The Christmas Truce by David G. Stratman From his book We Can Change the World It was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I, German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with “the enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front (a […]

Christmas Story…

Christmas Stories Inspirational Story Reveals True Meaning of Christmas The short, inspirational Christmas story below reveals the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. It was originally published in the December 14, 1982 issue of Woman’s Day magazine. This moving story inspired the creation of The White Envelope Project, a caring nonprofit organization dedicated to developing […]


DIESEL: Demand is the highest in the fall DENISE ALLABAUGH, STAFF WRITER Published: December 21, 2014 JAKE DANNA STEVENS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Road Scholar Transport Inc truck driver Mike Shumway of Wallkill, N.Y., seals a desel fuel tank after filling it at Road Scholar in Dunmore on Dec. 17. While gasoline prices dropped to the […]

Weed Out…

Can Truckers Smoke Pot or Not? FMCSA and DOT Weigh in on Marijuana Use Among Transportation Employees By Elisa Reed · January 31, 2013 · -THE DEBATE CONTINUES…. The Department of Transport (DOT) recently issued a statement to address concerns swirling around medical (and recreational) marijuana use among truck drivers, school bus drivers, pilots and other “safety-sensitive transportation […]

Trucking Thanks Congress

Trucking Thanks Congress for Including Common Sense Hours Fix in Omnibus   Arlington, Va.  – Today, American Trucking Associations thanked Congress – particularly Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) – for the common sense fix to two unjustified provisions of the current hours-of-service restart rules in this year’s omnibus spending bill.   “We have known since the […]

No Driving Like A Turkey…

Professional Drivers Urge Motorists Not to Drive Like Turkeys This Thanksgiving ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations is asking the estimated 46.3 million motorists that are expected to take to the highways this Thanksgiving to drive safely and follow several simple tips in order to keep this a safe and joyous holiday […]

Comet Landing…

13 November 2014 Last updated at 12:42 ET Rosetta: concerns for comet lander after uneven landing After a historic but awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures – but there are concerns about its battery life. The lander bounced twice, initially about 1km back out into space, before settling […]