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A look at how The Truckers Helper got its start

On air at 7 p.m., Online at 8 p.m. ET – The Truckers Helper LLC was founded nearly 30 years ago. We’ll talk to the company’s founder about how The Truckers Helper got its start and how much things have changed over the years. 

Federal

FMCSA seeks info about crimes against female, minority truckers

The FMCSA wants information about the prevalence of crimes against female and minority truck drivers to determine how to address harassment and assaults.

Crime & Courts

Trucker settles for $10.6M after losing both legs during unloading

After losing both his legs upon being crushed by a 5,000-pound pipe, a Pennsylvania trucker reached a settlement for more than $10 million.

State, Tolls

Florida law replaces Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

A new law in Florida changes the agency responsible for five expressways in the Miami area, eliminating the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority toll board.

Fuel prices

West Coast leads drop in average diesel prices, pulling down U.S. average

Both the federal EIA and ProMiles.com report lower average diesel prices in the West Coast region by more than a penny, pulling the U.S. average down.

Opinion

Will the first driverless trucks be in platoons? Consider Peloton

Peloton Technology has punctured the myth that new trucking tech like platooning and autonomous trucks are about anything other than replacing drivers.

Federal, OOIDA

OOIDA opposes UPS’ exemption request from entry-level driver training rule

OOIDA filed formal comments on July 19 against UPS’ request for exemption from FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule.

Federal

Insurance institute cautions about under-21 interstate truckers

IIHS encouraged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to do more homework before moving forward with its under-21 pilot program.

Opinion

Sorry we’re late, but Alabama had to mow the grass

When a tidy lawn is more important than free-flowing traffic, we might want to remind folks what the word “interstate” actually means.

OOIDA, Truck Shows

Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minn., welcomes Shell Rotella SuperRigs on July 25-27

Look for Land Line Media’s Jami Jones, OOIDA’s Lewie Pugh, Doug Morris and Jon Osburn at Shell Rotella SuperRigs next weekend.

Synchrony Financial