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Trucker Food and Recipes: for Eating and Cooking in Your Truck

You're hungry and loading your truck will take hours. But the trucker food and recipes you have in your truck will let you enjoy eating and cooking what you want to eat, when you need to eat it while parked.

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The 10 Best Truck Stops in America

Everyone needs to take a break during a long trip on the road. Truck stops and rest areas offer hard-working drivers a chance to relax, recharge, and even have some well-deserved fun. In between the small highway stops and fast food meals, check out some of these locations throughout the United States that help make the road seem a little more like home.

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Arkansas trooper says it’s “very common” to stop truckers who can’t read road signs

A report from an Arkansas news station suggests that state police are frequently pulling over truck drivers who do not have enough understanding of the English language to read road signs. The report from KARK is entitled “Danger Ahead? Truckers Who Can’t Read AR Roadway Signs a Common Problem.”

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FMCSA: Hours violations have ‘dropped significantly’ under ELD mandate

Hours of service violations, as a percentage of total inspections, have been cut by about half since the electronic logging device mandate took effect in December, according to data released Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In the most recent two full months, since so-called hard enforcement of the ELD mandate began April 1, that percentage has dropped to 0.64 percent, according to FMCSA’s figures.

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Kansas truckers must complete human trafficking training to obtain or renew CDL

Starting next week, truck drivers in the state of Kansas who want to either obtain their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for the first or to renew their CDL will be required to complete human trafficking training first.

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Feds sue Werner Enterprises for refusing to hire deaf truck driver

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against Nebraska-headquartered Werner Enterprises, Inc. after the company refused to hire a truck driver because he is deaf despite that fact that he received an exemption from the FMCSA.

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Heat wave death of U.S. postal worker highlights the danger of extreme hot weather for drivers

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Trucker out of service after driving at least 38 of 45 hours before fatal crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a New Mexico truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety in the wake of a head-on crash that claimed the life of another truck driver and his passenger.

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Nebraska State Patrol issues hefty fine to trucking company involved in fatal accident

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division announced today that they have issued hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of penalties to a Lincoln-based trucking company involved in a fatal accident that killed one of their own employees.

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