Latest Trucking News

UK eyes visa change to ease trucker drought amid run on gas

Sep. 25, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a U-turn, the British government is expected to ease visa rules for truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have triggered long lines at gas stations and some shuttered pumps. The government said late Friday it was “looking at temporary...

Official: Reality TV star sentenced for Ponzi scheme, fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former cast member on the reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme and related charges involving a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan...

Boy who lost dad to COVID talks to brightest star in the sky

Sep. 04, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — What do you say to a five-year-old boy whose father has died of COVID-19? That’s the question that faced the family of Michael Mason, a truck driver living in Olive Branch who hadn’t received a vaccination and died in a hospital in July at the...

SC gov: Jumpstart I-26 widening with $360M in virus money

Sep. 02, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

SWANSEA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster urged state lawmakers Thursday to use $360 million in federal pandemic relief funds to jumpstart the widening of Interstate 26 between Charleston and Columbia. McMaster joined state transportation officials and...

Fremont students tour big rigs, learn about trucking

Aug. 22, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — For those who have never stepped foot in a big-rig truck, Kent Grisham said the experience can be a fascinating one. “They’re enormous computers on wheels with really very comfortable and modern living quarters built into them,” he said. “So...

Judge upholds bribery conviction against ex-Indiana mayor

Aug. 15, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the conviction of a former northwestern Indiana mayor that he solicited and accepted a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company. The judge rejected arguments from former Portage Mayor James Snyder to throw out the guilty...

Hydrogen-powered vehicles: A realistic path to clean energy?

Aug. 13, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Each morning at a transit facility in Canton, Ohio, more than a dozen buses pull up to a fueling station before fanning out to their routes in this city south of Cleveland. The buses — made by El Dorado National and owned by the Stark Area Regional...

First water cuts in US West supply to hammer Arizona farmers

Aug. 12, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A harvester rumbles through the fields in the early morning light, mowing down rows of corn and chopping up ears, husks and stalks into mulch for feed at a local dairy. The cows won't get their salad next year, at least not from this farm....

Lawsuit filed over Alabama interstate crash that killed 10

Aug. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The driver of a girls home van in which eight children died in a fiery interstate crash in Alabama has filed suit against trucking companies based in California and Georgia and a driver, her lawyers said Monday. The federal lawsuit, which seeks...

Canadian trucker freed, says he's victim of marijuana scam

Aug. 02, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors have dropped charges, at least for now, against a Canadian trucker who was arrested at the U.S. border early last month with more than a ton of marijuana in his rig, after his lawyer made the case that he was an unwitting victim of the drug smuggling...