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2019 has been a challenging year for truck drivers.

Another 3,500 truck drivers lost their jobs in December — and it’s a troubling sign of the recession that’s slamming the $800 billio...

In total, 6,600 truck drivers lost their jobs in 2019. Experts worry there's more to come next year.
Walmart truck drivers in California just secured $55 million.

A federal court in California just told Walmart that it needs to pay truck drivers for rest breaks

Federal courts say that companies pay truck drivers during their rest breaks — though the federal agency that oversees trucking says otherwise.

A truckload giant just filed for bankruptcy, and it leaves nearly 3,000 truck drivers jobless

Celadon declared bankruptcy on Dec. 9, and that collapse is worrying truck drivers that they may be stranded.

Another 1,000 truck drivers lost their jobs in November, and it’s a chilling sign for the economy

After an uptick of 700 trucking payrolls in October, the industry slashed another 1,000 jobs in November.
1973: Truck drivers gather ahead of a fuel price protest in Worcester, Massachussetts.

There’s a stark reason why America’s 1.8 million long-haul truck drivers can’t strike

Trucking is powered by 1.8 million long-haul drivers, who move around 71% of America's freight. But striking isn't accessible to them.
Can you pass the CDL test?

America’s truck drivers have to ace this test before taking control of an 80,000-pound vehicle on the road — see if you can pass it

Can you pass the exam that America's truckers all take? You need an 80% before you can take the road.
Roadrunner is cutting 450 trucking jobs.

A major trucking company just slashed 10% of its workforce — and it shows the trucking ‘bloodbath’ isn’t over

Massive trucker Roadrunner is eliminating 450 jobs, and it shows that the trucking 'bloodbath' hasn't slowed down.
Truckers have seen their pay drop over the past few decades.

Truckers are becoming more and more pessimistic about the US economy

Trucking has gone through a rough patch in 2019, as trade tensions and an over-capacity of trucks slams the industry.
Dan McCreary, a truck driver

‘Maybe I should be scared’: We asked a 47-year-old truck driver what he thinks about self-driving cars

Trucking is facing risk from automation. And deregulation in 1980 has caused trucker pay to tumble. Here's what a lifelong trucker thinks.