The Florida Highway Patrol released a video this week showing a truck driver looking at his phone moments before he drove his truck off a highway overpass.
- Jason Marker
- Nov 14, 2016
Needing neither forty acres nor forty sticks of dynamite, a trucker showed off his prodigious skills recently by threading his rig through a tight gap in a busy neighborhood in an unidentified Chinese city.
- Erin Marquis
- Oct 21, 2016
It's the way of the road.
- Jason Marker
- Mar 16, 2016
Perhaps taking inspiration from the Aston Martin DB5 that James Bond drove in Goldfinger, a New York-area trucker was discovered using a very Q-branch style modification to his truck in an attempt to avoid paying tolls.
- Chris Bruce
- Mar 12, 2015
An Oxford University study finds that nearly half of the jobs in the US could be replaced with machines in the next 20 years. Thanks to the rapid rise in autonomous vehicle technology, truck drivers might be the first to be affected.
- Chris Bruce
- Feb 9, 2015
An examination of Census Bureau data from 1978 to 2014 finds that truck driving is the most commonly reported occupation in 29 states in 2014. The job is needed everywhere, can't be outsourced and for now, can't be automated, either. There's still a huge demand for drivers, too.
- Chris Bruce
- Aug 9, 2014
A lot of drivers hate seeing semis on the freeway because of their intimidating size and slow speed, but big rigs are absolutely vital to moving goods around the country. The US is on the road to a major trucking crisis, though. A recent analysis from Business Insider finds that we aren't producing nearly enough new drivers to fill all the needed seats. By 2022, the shortfall could reach 239,000 people.
- Peter Bigelow
- Jan 7, 2014
A truck driver who refused employer's orders to violate safety regulations will receive compensation for lost wages and earn a clean personnel file.
- AOL Autos Staff
- Jun 5, 2013
This video serves as a startling reminder that road rage can escalate quickly into a life threatening situation. In a incident that spanned three freeways in Huntington Beach, Calif., a big rig driver threw something at Richard Brun, a commuter heading down the 605 freeway.
- Jeffrey N. Ross
- Sep 4, 2012
Blake Gresham, an 18-year-old tow truck driver in Kansas City, Missouri, was tragically killed on August 27 while he was helping a stranded motorist. Gresham's death brings attention to the "Move Over" law that has been passed in most states, and to further raise awareness for this law and honor the fallen driver, a procession of tow trucks traveled from Grandview, Missouri to his final resting place in Liberty, Missouri.
- Chris Shunk
- Jul 3, 2012
The news may be flooded with stories about the lagging U.S. economy and disappointing jobs reports, but it appears there is at least one profession that could use a few more applicants. USA Today reports that there is a genuine shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is leading to pricier deliveries and longer waits on packages.
- Jeff Sabatini
- Jun 7, 2012
This picture of a 69-year-old trucker in The New England Journal of Medicine is striking. You can clearly see the effects of his 28-year career behind the wheel, with each wrinkle plotted out across his skin like a road map. The left side of his face got this way due to sun exposure, what those dermatologists who read NEJM call dermatoheliosis, a "thickening and wrinkling of the skin."
- Zach Bowman
- Mar 9, 2012
A range of safety groups are calling for judicial review of federal rules for truck drivers' hours of service. According to a lawsuit filed by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition and two truck drivers, the new rule doesn't protect the public from tired truckers. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently ruled drivers could only work 70 hours within a seven-day period, down from a previous limit of 82
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Mar 10, 2009
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