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Nikola May Change the Way It Leases Trucks

To keep you looped into the trucking industry, we’re sharing all things transportation, from maritime to infrastructure and other newsworthy material. Electric Vehicles and Emissions News Nikola, which introduced its 1,000 hp electric vehicle on Dec. 1, might be changing the way it is going to lease its vehicles. In a recent letter sent to

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Commercial Vehicles May Have a New Look

New Commercial Vehicles Come to Market International and Volvo are introducing new tractors to the market. Citing hauls are getting shorter in length, both opted to introduce regional vehicles. These tractors do not have a sleeper and are meant for the new age driver who wants to spend more time at home and less time

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The Most Interesting Loads Ever Hauled by Trucks

Around the United States, the trucking industry handles a many different freights and obstacles. Here are 10 pictures depicting the diversity (and challenges) of the industry. Next time you pass a tractor-trailer, look to them for their versatility instead of as a traffic impediment. 1. Space shuttles In 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour found its

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Beware the High Deductible Motor Carrier Cargo Policy

Look twice; that cargo deductible could be higher than you thought. One step to include when vetting a potential carrier partner is to verify the deductible amount on their cargo policy. We’re seeing an increased use of cargo policies which carry a significantly higher deductible than the standard $1,000 per occurrence. A deductible of $5,000

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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance in a Truck Driving Career

Driving a big rig all over the country is exciting. Being able to see all of the interesting places that most folks only read about or just soaking up the beautiful country makes this job amazing. Meeting the challenges of driving in heavy traffic and on all types of road conditions gives you a huge

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From the Desk of Scott: Dealing with Those Weeds in Life

I love what I do. A great person once said if you do something you love you will never work a day in your life. While that is a good axiom, it isn’t entirely true. There is a lot of work that goes into Truckstop.com. It has been that way for 21 years, now. Truckstop.com

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From the Desk of Scott: Driving the Future

I am always searching for something that will drive the future of the transportation industry. I love the research and development aspect and I thoroughly enjoy gazing toward the future and what will not only make people’s business more profitable, but make the industry safer for everyone. With fuel prices starting to creep back upward,

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So You Owe the IRS…

What’s an owner-operator’s least favorite cost of all? Writing a check to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). At least when you shell out several grand for a transmission overhaul you see a tangible benefit! Let’s say you’ve filed your returns, but you didn’t have the $8,000-10,000 sitting in the bank to send them a check

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