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Great American Trucking Show (GATS) 2021 canceled

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Story by: Clarissa Hawes, Senior Editor at FreightWaves   Organizers of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) announced Friday that they are canceling in-person activities for the annual event in 2021 because of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the second major trade show to cancel in-person gatherings for 2021 because of COVID-19. “After weighing […]

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Trevor Milton stepped down as an Executive Chairman of Nikola Motor amid fraud allegations

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Story by:  FreightWaves Staff     Sources close to the embattled fuel cell truck manufacturer are reporting that founder Trevor Milton has resigned as executive chairman of Nikola Motor (NASDAQ: NKLA) and has departed the company effective immediately. Nikola Corporation (NASDAQ: NKLA) today announced that Trevor Milton approached the Board of Directors and proposed to […]

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25th annual Richard Crane truck show in St. Ignace, Mi, is canceled

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By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / itrucker.com   The 25th annual Richard Crane memorial truck show St. Ignace, Michigan, is officially canceled, according to the official event Facebook page,   ‘We just found out today that we, unfortunately, will have to postpone our Annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show until next year. We look forward to it being even bigger […]

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CBP seized more than $30,000,000 worth of meth hidden in a truck hauling onions

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By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / itrucker.com   PHARR, Texas—”U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( U.S. CBP ), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a huge amount of alleged methamphetamine valued at $30,556,000 that was being smuggled in a commercial tractor/trailer hauling fresh onions from Mexico. “This is certainly a substantial amount […]

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FMCSA to request safety data on last-mile delivery vans

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Story by: John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent @ FreightWaves.com   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be taking a long look at last-mile delivery trucks’ involvement in crashes, given trends revealing a jump in the use of such vehicles in interstate commerce. Commenting on those plans following a presentation on small-truck crashes during the […]

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Truckers assist Utah Highway Patrol to make an arrest in this dramatic video

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Story by: Noi Mahoney at FreightWaves.com   Several truckers recently lent a helping hand to a Utah Highway Patrol officer making an arrest along a busy interstate highway. Hats off to these drivers helping a lone officer Gepostet von Devon Rogers am Samstag, 11. Juli 2020   Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Colton Freckleton said the […]

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Teens arrested by CBP in an attempt to smuggle 23 immigrants in semi-truck

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Story by: CBP.GOV / iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski / itrucker.com   TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens and 23 illegal aliens border crossers near Douglas, Arizona, Wednesday Around 10 p.m., Tucson Sector agents conducted an immigration-related traffic stop on a semitractor-trailer near mile marker 371 on state Route 80. Agents arrested 22 Mexican nationals and one […]

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Feds arrest murder suspect enrolled in C.R. England’s trucking school

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Story by: Clarissa Hawes @ FreightWaves.com   Federal agents from the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (VFAST) recently arrested a Georgia man, wanted for murder in another state, who recently enrolled in C.R. England’s West Valley City, Utah, truck driving school. VFAST agents arrested Khalid Mahamed Hirmoge, 29, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, on July […]

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Trucking company filed for bankruptcy citing soaring insurance rates, fatal crash

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Story by: Clarissa Hawes @ FreightWaves.com   Deluxe Express Inc. of Plainfield, Illinois, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, citing soaring insurance rates after one of its drivers was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 80 near Laramie, Wyoming, in March 2019. Deluxe Express and another motor carrier have been named in […]

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