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End of the road.

Will automation put an end to the American trucker?

The Guardian  | October 10, 2017 07.00 EDT


The Budweiser cans driven by self-driving truck.

Google, Uber, Tesla and the major truck manufacturers are looking to a future in which regular truckers will be replaced – or at the very least downgraded to co-pilots – by automated vehicles that will save billions but will cost millions of jobs. Read more

Teamsters organize truckers to move supplies in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Supplies

Major U.S. labor unions are organizing truck drivers to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico as the island continues to grapple with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria last week.

by Jackie Wattles | CNN Money  | September 30, 2017: 3:51 PM ET

The Teamsters union and the AFL-CIO, a federation of more than 50 unions, are working together to recruit truckers to travel to Puerto Rico and help distribute a stockpile of relief supplies. Read more

Pumpers Band Together for Hurricane Irma Relief in Florida

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Here, Hughes’ two trucks are teaming up on a lift station in Florida’s panhandle region. (Photo By James Hughes)

With power outages across the state, pumpers are running 24 hours a day to keep lift stations from overflowing

By Anthony Drew | Online Exclusives  | September 20, 2017

Throughout the power outages associated with Hurricane Irma, septic pumpers have come together to bail out cities all over Florida. Read more

FYI: If you want to help with Hurricane Harvey relief

Hurrican Harvey
An estimated 17 feet of water in Houston. (Photo by Brandi Smith of KHOU)

BY TRUCKERS NEWS STAFF | AUGUST 29, 2017

Truckers are goodhearted folks and respond willingly in times of crisis. So if you are planning on providing relief efforts or supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, you may wish to check out some of the following information. Read more