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A semi-tractor trailer hauling several vehicles caught on fire on SD 79

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According to the Custer County Sheriff – “At approximately 1430 hours a semi tractor-trailer hauling several vehicles caught on fire on SD 79. There are currently traffic delays on SD Hwy 79 near Buffalo Gap. Units on the scene will be limiting traffic to a single lane for approximately one mile while cleanup starts on […]

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A fire ignited after a semi-truck struck the fuel pump

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By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski    According to the Adair Fire & Rescue – “The Adair Fire Department was paged to a semi fire at the Kum and Go around 2:45 this morning. The truck driver took out the diesel/gas pump, causing electrical wires to spark and ignite. Kum and Go employees were able to act quickly […]

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A 75 year old trucking company shuts down blaming coronavirus “disaster”

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Story by: Noi Mahoney at FreightWaves.com   Citing economic challenges tied to the “coronavirus natural disaster,” Stone Trucking Company said it will shut down and lay off 51 employees in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Company officials cited the coronavirus’ impact on the oil and gas industry as the reason for the closure, as well as the “recent failure of […]

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U-HAUL Truck Flees Scene of Shooting ( with video )

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By: Mario Pawlowski at iTrucker   According to the CHP – Golden Gate Division Air Operations “Early Wednesday morning, CHP H-30 assisted the Vallejo Police Department while they pursued a U-HAUL truck fled the area of shots being fired. The driver fled through numerous city streets before traveling the Wrong Way on I-80. With the […]

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Another trucker arrested in the middle of protests in Portland

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By: Mario Pawlowski CEO at iTrucker   According to the Portland, Maine Police Department “A tractor-trailer truck that completed delivery on Middle Street drove through the group that was gathered in front of the police station just after 9:30 PM. The truck was stopped just past the intersection of Middle Street and Franklin Arterial by police. The […]

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House Democrats propose delay of hours-of-service (HOS) rules

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Story by: John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent at FreightWaves.com     The newly minted hours-of-service (HOS) final rule will require an extensive safety review that would delay the effective date of the rules by up to 18 months or even longer if Democrats on Capitol Hill have their way. A “comprehensive review” of the final rule, which […]

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Tanker truck driver who drove into the Minneapolis crowd released

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Story by: John Kingston at FreightWaves.com   Tanker truck driver who drove into the Minneapolis crowd released The office of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said possible action against Bogdan Vechirko has been “deferred,” according to press reports quoting a statement from Freeman’s office. A screen shot of what appears to be a document released […]

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Hydrogen fueled truck manufacturer Nikola nears public trading debut

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Story by: Alan Adler at FreightWaves.com   Nikola Corp., the startup maker of Class 8 trucks electrically powered by batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, expects its shares to trade under its own name on the NASDAQ later this week following a vote to merge with the “blank check company” that raised hundreds of millions of […]

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Can fuel hedging programs help save struggling trucking companies?

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  By:  Mario Pawlowski CEO at iTrucker   Can fuel hedging programs help save struggling trucking companies? The question being, is fuel hedging right for you? Here is why we think yes, and how it can save you a significant amount of money. Diesel prices are the lowest they have ever been in the last 20 years.   […]

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