Business
Government, Business

North Carolina Governor Suspends HOS, Weight Rules Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence NASA via Associated Press

Rules pertaining to weight restrictions and hours of service have been relaxed for certain truckers in North Carolina as the state braces for Hurricane Florence.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2018
Business

Boss Truck Shops Serves Up Barbecue

Boss Truck Shops vehicle Courtesy of Stephanie King

Truck drivers craving barbecue may be in luck during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. All 43 Boss Truck Shops locations in 22 states will thank them with a free barbecue.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 10, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Special Coverage

2018 NTDAW

A roundup of recognition across the country during the celebration of 2018 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business

Love’s Opens Travel Stop Near Denver

Love's sign Rupert Ganzer/Flickr

Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of a facility in Berthoud, Colo., near the intersection of Interstate 25 and state Route 56 north of Denver. It has 82 truck parking spaces.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business

Denny’s Offers Discounts to Drivers

Denny's sign Keith Srakocic/AP

Denny’s restaurants across the United States will celebrate professional drivers by offering discounts and a discount key tag through Sept. 30. The monthlong special is inspired by National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which spans Sept. 9-15.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 10, 2018
Business

H.I.G. Capital Affiliate Completes Acquisition of Recochem

H.I.G. Capital announced that one of its affiliates has acquired Recochem Inc. from an affiliate of Swander Pace Capital in partnership with Recochem management.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business, Equipment

Pride Truck Sales Expands Into California

Pride Truck Sales, a Canadian retailer of pre-owned trucks and trailers, has extended its reach with the debut of California facilities in Fontana and Stockton, bringing its North American locations to eight.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business, Fuel

Trillium to Upgrade Austin, Texas, CNG Station for Heavy-Duty Trucks

A Trillium CNG station A truck at a Trillium CNG fueling station in Pennsylvania. (Contract Transport Services)

Trillium will upgrade the compressed natural gas station in Austin, Texas, to provide easier access and fast-fill capability for heavy-duty vehicles fueling with CNG.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business

Walmart Doubles Spending in Battle for Truckers

Walmart Walmart Inc.

Walmart Inc., pinched by the worsening shortage of truckers, plans to double its spending on attracting and retaining drivers by year-end.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2018
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Baltimore

Kenworth display at MATS Kenworth's display at MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Baltimore is the newest addition to Kenworth’s dealer network, opening Kenworth Mid Atlantic through a partnership between Tri-State Kenworth and Chesapeake Truck.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018

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