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Florida Trucking Association and truckers are celebrating a law signed March 24 by Gov. Ron DeSantis that ends frivolous lawsuits filed by unscrupulous attorneys.

North American transborder truck freight in January jumped nearly 13% year-over-year, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics figures released March 22.

Ford Motor Co. plans to make driver-assistance features central to the next electric F-Series pickup — so much so that you might be able to take a snooze at 60 mph.

The Georgia state Senate on March 23 approved a measure that would temporarily allow vehicles carrying forestry and agricultural products to weigh up to 88,000 pounds on Georgia roads.

Ford Motor Co. projects its electric F-Series pickup factory under construction in Tennessee will ultimately produce half a million trucks a year, about 40% more than the company forecast in November.

Eric Courville’s victory in the sleeper vehicle division at the Louisiana Truck Driving Championships marked the beginning of the road to the national event in August.

State competitions that determine who advances to the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will kick off the first weekend in March. See the 2023 state-by-state schedule. 

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Buttigieg Defends FY24 Budget on Capitol Hill

The safety and connectivity of the transportation system would improve with adoption of President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2024 budget request, Secretary Pete Buttigieg told senators March 23.

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New Trucking Coalition Focuses on Clean Energy

A broad-based group representing motor carriers, truck manufacturers and truck dealers has launched a coalition intended to serve as a voice for key trucking industry stakeholders.

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