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Federal trucking regulators have issued “reasonable flexibility” guidance for motor carriers and drivers to follow for drug and alcohol testing during the COVID-19 emergency.

A heartfelt letter thanking truck drivers, written by a third-grade boy in Arlington, Texas, caught the attention of not only drivers but a network TV news program.

With jets grounded and cars parked, diesel fuel for trucking is giving some relief to refiners as the coronavirus spread cuts deep into demand.

The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards March 31, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change.

China’s manufacturing rebounded in March as authorities relaxed anti-disease controls and allowed factories to reopen, an official survey showed March 30, but an industry group warned the economy has yet to fully recover.

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Team photo of competitors at Florida's 2019 truck driving championships

Some states are being forced to reschedule their 2020 state truck driving championships due to the coronavirus spread. Here's the schedule as we know it.

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American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is proud of the work his industry is doing to help the nation through the COVID-19 crisis, but notes that challenges lie ahead for business and government as the country remains stymied by the virus.

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FMCSA Issues COVID-19 Waiver for Truck Drivers With Learner Permits

Federal trucking regulators have issued a three-month waiver that will allow truck drivers with commercial learner permits to operate during the COVID-19 emergency without a commercial licensed driver in the front seat of the cab, provided the CDL driver is in the truck.


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