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    Ascend Announces Launch As Dry Van, Full Truckload Carrier Joins Forces With Milan Supply Chain Solutions And J&B Services

    30-year industry veteran Michael McLary named CEO Ascend LLC (Ascend) today announced its launch as a dry van, full truckload carrier that brings high-performance service and reliability to the rapidly expanding middle-mile market. Ascend and its affiliates will focus on the customers’ needs in the retail, fast-moving consumer goods, packaging, and industrial supply sectors with […] More

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    Jimmy Dean gifts charitable Virginia trucker breakfast for a year

    An act of kindness from one Virginia truck driver has gone viral and earned him a year’s supply of breakfast, Trucker News staff reported last week. After spending over seven hours stranded with hundreds of other drivers on Interstate 95 in Virginia on Tuesday, OTR truck driver Jean-Carlo Gachet warmed up a Jimmy Dean bacon, […] More

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    Trucker’s sentence reduced from 110 to 10 years in prison for fatal crash

    After public outcry, Colorado Gov. Jared Police has reduced a 110-year prison sentence for a truck driver who was involved in a crash that left four people dead in 2019. “I am writing to inform you that I am granting your application for a commutation,” Polis wrote in a letter late last month to truck […] More

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    Family of homeless man killed by truck he was sleeping under suing truck driver & company

    The family of a homeless man who fell asleep under a semi-truck and was consequently run over and killed is suing the driver and trucking company for $100,000, The Winchester Star reported. The 2016 Freightliner was reportedly parked behind a Boost Mobile phone store in Winchester, Virginia on Jan. 1, 2020 when Michael Martin, 56, […] More

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    UPS driver kidnapped, tied up inside truck during robbery

    A UPS driver in Atlanta was kidnapped and tied up inside the trailer of their truck during an armed robbery last week, WGXA News reported. Atlanta police were called to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW and Bankhead Court NW around 9:15 a.m., according to a police report. Officers found the victim and other UPS employees […] More

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    Trucking couples share what it’s like to be OTR together

    Trucking teams are a hot commodity in the industry — You can keep your wheels turning by taking turns sleeping, so you can drive more miles, do more runs, make more money. These trucking couple told Business Insider what it’s like to be over the road with your spouse: Stephanie & Frank: Stephanie and Frank […] More

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    Millions rally behind trucker sentenced to 110 years after deadly crash

    Almost five million people have signed a petition to reduce the 110-year sentence of 26-year-old Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, a truck driver who reportedly caused a 28-car pileup near Denver, Colo. that left four dead in 2019. CNN reported that Aguilera-Mederos, was going 85 mph in a semi on Interstate 70 when he hit traffic in Lakewood, […] More

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    Supreme Court holding speedy, special session on vaccine mandate

    The Supreme Court says it will hold a special session in just over two weeks to weigh challenges to two Biden administration policies covering vaccine requirements for millions of workers — policies that affect large employers and health care workers, the Associated Press reported last week. The plan — which could affect over 80 million […] More

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