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XPO Logistics’ Joseph Hicks Returns to Defend Crown at Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships

Grand Champion John Hicks and RITA President Chris Maxwell at the 2018 Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships XPO Logistics driver Joseph Hicks, the 2018 Rhode Island Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion, poses with his trophy and Rhode Island Trucking Association President Chris Maxwell at last year's RITDC. (TT file photo)

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but that doesn’t mean it lacks talented truck drivers.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2019
Business, Safety

Three-peat Would Be Sweet Feat for FedEx Freight’s Gragg Wilson

Gragg Wilson of FedEx Freight (left) Gragg Wilson (left) of FedEx Freight poses with Paul Enos of the Nevada Trucking Association as he is presented his Sleeper Berth award in 2018. Wilson also earned Grand Champion honors. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

Different class, same goal in the Nevada Truck Driving Championships. FedEx Freight driver Gragg Wilson is setting his sights on capturing a third consecutive Nevada Grand Champion crown, this time by besting the field in the Straight Truck class on June 1. Last year, he prevailed in the Sleeper Berth division en route to claiming the overall title.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2019
Business, Safety

Mark Knight Looks to Double Down on Alabama State Titles

Mark Knight (center) Mark Knight is flanked by Alabama Trucking Association President Terry Kilpatrick and ATA Safety & Management Council Chairman Tony Smith as he is presented his plaque for winning the 5-Axle class in 2018. (Alabama Trucking Association)

Will big wheels keep on turning for Alabama’s defending Grand Champion? That is what an estimated field of 120 competitors will find out when the Alabama Truck Driving Championships are held May 31 in Pelham.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2019
Business, Safety

2019 Kentucky Truck Driving Championships

Photos from the 2019 Kentucky Truck Driving Championships on May 17-18 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. (John Sommers II/For Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
May 21, 2019
Government, Safety

Oregon’s Infrastructure Earns a C- on ASCE Report Card

Trucks on I-5 in Oregon Roads earned a C+. Interstate 5 outside Albany, Ore., by Oregon Department of Transportation.

Oregon’s infrastructure received a C- on its report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2019
Business, Safety

America’s Road Team Captains Project Safety Image at Trucking Championships

Steve Brand of FedEx Freight checks his park job after stopping at the final problem with the Sleeper Berth truck on the driving course at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships May 17. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Truck driving championships bring out the best of the best in the industry. Whether it is lifetime competitors, former champions or Road Team captains, Ohio has them all.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
May 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Infrastructure Week Encore: Trump, Democrats to Discuss Funding May 22

President Donald Trump Democrats want Trump to take the lead during infrastructure funding talks when the president meets with congressional Democrats on May 22. (Fox News via YouTube)

President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats agreed on April 30 to proceed with a $2 trillion infrastructure package, yet, they haven’t announced how to pay for the measure. That may change when they meet May 22 to discuss funding. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Business, Safety

Ohio Grand Champion Scott Woodrome Attributes Win to Faith, Family, Competitors

Scott Woodrome Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight (center) holds his trophy for a first-place finish in the Twins division at the Ohio Truck Driving Championships May 18, 2019. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SANDUSKY, Ohio — It sure seems that Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight has figured out the key to winning. It starts with his faith in God, adds a full dose of love and support from his wife and the FedEx team, and tops it off with a diligent work ethic that gets him competition-ready.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
May 20, 2019
Business, Safety

2019 Delaware Truck Driving Championships

Photos from the 2019 Delaware Truck Driving Championships May 18 in Harrington, Del. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
May 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TuSimple Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Mail for Postal Service in Two-Week Pilot

TuSimple TuSimple’s self-driving tractors will haul U.S. Postal Service trailers. (TuSimple)

Self-driving trucks operated by startup TuSimple will haul mail and packages across the Southwest in a two-week pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 20, 2019

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