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How the Increase in Diesel Prices Affects Trucking Jobs

Trucking is not an easy industry to work in, especially if you’re one of the people who operate a rig.  You face long hours on the road with nothing but the radio for company, trying not to fall asleep at … Continue reading

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Gender Equity for Professional Drivers by Ellen Voie

When you’re a professional driver, the steering wheel doesn’t know whether you’re a man or a woman! That’s something my friend Ingrid reminds me of when I talk about the benefits of being a woman in the trucking industry. You’re … Continue reading

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ATA Supports Heavier Trucks And Mexican Trucks

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly supports the “Safe and Efficient Transportation ACT (SETA) of 2010, S. 3705, introduced Aug. 4 by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.). The legislation will allow the operation … Continue reading

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Salute to Women Behind the Wheel reaches Halfway Mark

With only two weeks left before the Women In Trucking‘s “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel” the organization is half way to its goal to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of female professional drivers. … Continue reading

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Anne Ferro to speak at “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel”

Anne Ferro will be the featured speaker at the Women In Trucking Association’s “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel,” to be held March 27, 2010 at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. The “Salute to the Women Behind … Continue reading

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State Patrol still looking for driver in fatal hit-and-run

Washington State Patrol troopers are still looking for the semi-truck driver believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run early Saturday morning, June 20, in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of the Iowa Street exit. Michael S. Whitworth, … Continue reading

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Lucky Trucker Avoids Death After Flying Wheel Smashes Into His Windshield On 401

When Guy Orphanos got into his truck heading to Cambridge with a load of cherries on Friday, he never dreamed how close he would come to not returning home to his wife and two teenaged children. The 47-year-old truck driver … Continue reading

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