Computer Chip Shortage Slows Class 8 Heavy Truck Production

The semiconductor shortage is short-circuiting heavy-duty truck production as supply-chain disruptions hamper efforts to meet robust demand for new big rigs.
North American production of Class 8 trucks, the big vehicles that haul most domestic freight, sank this summer to its lowest level since May 2020. Read More

The life of the long-haul trucker has been glorified in movies and music from the 1970s onward. While truckers seldom have the opportunity to dance the two-step or ride mechanical bulls like they do on the silver screen, they do tend to live exciting lives. The following are just a few of the weird, wild, and wonderful things only truckers understand.

Read the latest from industry publications on information related to legislation and driver safety: Good Drivers Leaving in Droves; New HOS Hurting Safety, Carriers Say Recent changes in the hours-of-service rule have delivered yet another regulatory blow to the trucking industry’s overall operating efficiency and its ability to retain qualified drivers, a panel of fleet […]