All next week, NewsNation will be hitting the road with an all-new series of stories from the eyes of the American Trucker for “Behind the Wheel: Truck Week.” NewsNation will take an in-depth look at the industry that is driving America—moving more than 72% of the nation’s goods. These are the real stories about the dedicated people who are helping to drive the American economy by delivering goods and creating new job opportunities. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at what life is really like on the road for a trucker and get a preview of the newest technology that will steer trucking into the future.
NewsNation is proud to take a moment and send a ‘trucker salute’ to the men and women who keep our country moving, even through challenging times. Available to discuss what they have discovered on the scene throughout America is NewsNation’s Senior National Correspondent Brian Entin and NewsNation’s Dallas Bureau Correspondent Markie Martin.
On Wednesday, April 20, NewsNation will be releasing their latest poll with Decision Desk HQ, topics will include Covid, Supply Chain and Truckers. Additional highlights from the week’s programming are below.
Monday, April 18th: The Importance of the Trucker to the American Economy
NewsNation’s Kelsey Kernstine takes viewers behind the scenes to see the challenges Americans face through the eyes of the trucker. As consumer demand for fast delivery grows, we ask truckers how job shortages, inflation, and gas prices are impacting the country.
Tuesday, April 19th: Truckers Wanted: Job Crisis
Truck drivers are the backbone of American transportation infrastructure, but the industry faces a growing job crisis. NewsNation’s Nancy Loo looks to uncover why it’s hard to recruit and explores topics like having more women and teens behind the wheel.
Wednesday, April 20th: Life on the Road
NewsNation’s Brian Entin goes on the road from North Carolina to Pennsylvania to understand the life of a truck driver. He speaks with truckers about challenges on the road—from lack of parking to fatigue and loneliness—sharing stories from those who work behind the wheel.
Thursday, April 21st: Truckers Get Rich
Trucking can provide a comfortable living after only a few short years on the road. NewsNation’s Nancy Loo reports on the financial aspects of this lucrative industry.
Friday, April 22nd: The Future of Trucking
As technology advances, and self-driving vehicles become more of a reality, NewsNation’s Markie Martin reports on what trucking may look like in the future. Reporting from a 70 mile ride in a driverless tractor, he looks to uncover how the industry can embrace technology to compete with companies like Tesla.For more information on Truck Week, click HERE.