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Listed below are most popular news stories about trucking industry.

Truck drivers wanted. Pay: $73,000

America needs a lot more truck drivers. There will be a shortage of nearly 50,000 truckers in the United States by the end of this year, according a new report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That's up from a shortage of 30,000 drivers just two years ago, and 20,000 drivers a decade ago.

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What is Causing the Truck Driver Shortage and How Can We Fix It

Throughout the past decade, the trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of truck drivers. The driver shortage affects the entire economy, as over 68% of all freight is moved on U.S. highways. And with the shortage increasing driver pay, it can have a significant impact on supplier costs and therefore consumer pricing. It can also increase shipping delays and shortage at stores.

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Trucking industry tackling distraction, fatigue and work at heights

One of Terry Shaw’s biggest concerns for commercial trucking safety is “general wear and tear” — but he’s not talking about the vehicles.

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SAFETY & HEALTH CONCERNS FOR TRUCK DRIVERS

Long-haul trucking is both one of the most crucial jobs and, unfortunately, one of its most risky. Long-haul truck drivers are essential to the transportation of goods in the United States, but the demands of their job may contribute to a greater chance for health problems. Irregular schedules, long hours, little physical activity, limited access to healthy foods on the road, and stress makes healthy living a challenge for long-haul truck drivers.

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7 Top Trends from 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, I wanted to share my picks for the top trends and stories of the year. Many of these will continue into 2018 and beyond. Tell us in the comments – how does this compare to your list of top trends? What do you see for the year ahead?

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Dogs and Truckers: Which Breeds are Best for the Road?

It’s about time you had a driving companion, don’t you think? After all, driving across the country would be so much better with a friend by your side—or better yet, your best friend! Dogs have been keeping truckers company on their long road trips for years, but now it’s time for you to have a passenger pup of your own. So, what do you need to know about trucking with pets? Which dogs make the best trucking dogs? Dogs of all shapes and sizes can be fit for the road. But, some breeds travel bett

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50 Best Trucking Songs of All Time

NOTE: We went ahead and put all 50 songs into a YouTube playlist. Press play and relax for the next two hours and 39 minutes. Or click on playlist in the upper-left hand corner of the video and scroll down the list for all our trucking favorites.)

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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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