Video: Brandon Avant and his Pete 389 ‘Mistress’

Brandon Avant spent so much time with this 2010 Peterbilt 389 during the two years it took to turn the rig into a championship-contending show truck, his wife Melissa had to give the truck its nickname, “The Mistress.”

Trucking rap sheet: Trucking co. owners indicted for evading OOS order, bribery scheme, more

Utah trucking company owners were indicted for allegedly evading an out-of-service order, Virginia trucking company owners were indicted for a bribery scheme with Virginia DOT employees and a former FMCSA employee was convicted of bank fraud.

POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

Hurricanes threaten US-wide impact on freight capacity

As far as meteorologists are concerned, hurricanes Harvey and Irma are history. From an economic standpoint, however, and especially from the viewpoint of US shippers, the ongoing storm is unfolding now. Combined damage from the storms is pegged …

Link Manufacturing CEO to retire

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Long-time Link Manufacturing president and CEO Denny Michels has announced his retirement. He will be replaced by Jim Hus, the company announced. Michels is concluding a 30-year career at Link. Huls is currently executive vice-president and

U.S. trucking conditions improving

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. trucking conditions remained positive in July as capacity tightened, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. Spot rates rose and the impact of an impending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is beginning to be felt.