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    Shipping containers piling up in Los Angeles neighborhoods due to driver shortage

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are now running 24/7 to unload a backlog of shipping containers that have sat at ports for weeks due partially to a worldwide shortage of truck drivers. But now that the port is working through the backlog, the empty shipping containers are being dumped in nearby neighborhoods, […] More

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    California truck yard argument ends in fatal stabbing

    A truck driver was killed during an argument at a California distribution center, CBSLA reported this month. Another truck driver, 47-year-old Miguel Viveros, has been arrested as the suspect. Chino Police said they were called after 11 p.m. on Oct. 6 to the KeHE trucking distribution center on Bickmore Avenue. There, officers reportedly found a […] More

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    Bruce Oakley Podcast

    Oakley Trucking is a family-owned and operated trucking company headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, check out our show website: https://podcast.bruceoakley.com/ On this week’s episode of The Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett is joined by Oakley recruiter Dustin Eagle to discuss the process of becoming an owner-operator with Oakley. Together they identify […] More

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    Industry divided as Congress considers allowing teens to drive trucks interstate

    As the trucking industry deals with a worsening driver-retention crisis, Congress is considering a pilot program that allows 18 to 20-year-olds to drive interstate. The proposed legislation would allow 3,000 young drivers at a time to drive tractor-trailers across state lines. It has exposed “a divide in the trucking sector,” the Wall Street Journal reported. […] More

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    Truck driver in North Carolina wins $100,000 jackpot

    A truck driver from Nash County, N.C., won big on a North Carolina Education Lottery scratch off this month. Roderick Pryor said, “it didn’t seem real,” but when he grabbed his glasses to double-check, it was clear as day – Pryor won the $100,000 jackpot on his $25 ticket. “I said that I wasn’t going […] More

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    Officials warn truck drivers in Atlanta about unwanted passengers

    An unidentified, shirtless man has been jumping onto the exterior of semi-trucks and hitching a ride on Atlanta area highways. Several videos have been circulated online of the man holding onto the outside side-mirror of the cab of the truck with one hand and using the other to hold a cigarette as the trucks rolled […] More

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    Bruce Oakley Podcast

    This week on the Oakley Podcast, host Jeremy Kellett and Dustin Eagle, one of Oakley’s head recruiters, talks with Oakley owner-operators Gary Sizemore (pneumatic division) and Matt Naveau (hopper-bottom division). Both Gary and Matt had left their jobs at Oakley at one point, but they’ve since returned to Oakley and they discuss what brought them […] More

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