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As electric vehicles gradually make their way into commercial trucking operations, fleet maintenance managers are beginning to draft EV preventive maintenance plans for everything from electric forklifts to battery-electric Class 8 trucks.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced $6 million to reimburse eligible employers to help remove obstacles for new truck drivers who want an entry-level commercial driver license.

Louisiana may finally be in line for federal money to repair widespread ecological damage to the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel.

Harassment and assaults against truck drivers are a key concern, particularly among women and minority male drivers, according to a new study and survey commissioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

A softening freight market has led to a slowdown in recruitment spending across the transportation industry, but experts urge carriers to remain focused on retention efforts and continue working to keep a steady pipeline of drivers flowing in.

The familiar expression about being driven to distraction acquires new layers of meaning for fleet safety managers and technology providers intent on tackling the challenge of distracted driving.

The trucking industry continued to experience strong acquisition activity this year, but there may be some signs of softening heading into next year.

An estimated 2.5 million wreaths will be delivered from Maine to more than 3,700 cemeteries during Wreaths Across America's annual event Dec. 17. 

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The process of developing, validating and ultimately commercializing fully autonomous trucks has proven to be a long and arduous journey, but there is no shortage of software developers and technologists dedicated to accomplishing that mission.

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