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Ferro Presided Over Landmark Safety Rules

Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Canadian Business Magazine

Canada's trucking sector may face 'inflection point' in 2015, say observers

High personal debt levels and rising taxes in Ontario and Quebec are constraining Canadian economic growth needed to support a recovery of the trucking sector, says the chief executive officer of TransForce, the country's largest trucking company.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

New York Post

Lack of truck drivers jackknifes Swift profits

Swift Transportation, the largest trucker in North America, saw its shares crater 16 percent on Friday after it said it could not find enough truck drivers and that it would hurt future earnings.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, Swift Transportation Co

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Canadian Trucking Giant TransForce Bids to Buy Rival Contrans

Canada's largest trucking firm, TransForce, has offered to buy fellow top Canadian carrier Contrans for about CA$495 million in cash.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Piedmont Truck Tires Joins ContiLifeCycle Network

Piedmont Truck Tires, a Southern-based commercial tire dealership, has signed a licensing agreement with Continental Tire the Americas LLC joining the ContiLifeCycle dealer network.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Judge Approves $3 Million Settlement in OOIDA, C.R. England Case

A federal judge, ending more than a decade of litigation, has approved a legal settlement between the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Truck Movements Into U.S. Increase for Fourth Straight Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.

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Examiner.com

Young kitten in Indiana thrown from car into traffic rescued by truck driver

In a ghastly act of animal cruelty last week, a two-month-old kitten was thrown out of the window of a black sedan onto Highway 265 in southern Indiana.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights

Daily Kos

Clerks, Truckers, and Executives STRIKE on BEHALF Ousted CEO.

It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures.

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Related Topix: Tewksbury, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Heavy Duty Trucking

Two New PrePass Weigh Stations in Mississippi

HELP Inc. opened two fully operational PrePass weigh stations in Mississippi. The stations are located on I-55, 20 miles south of Memphis.

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Related Topix: Transportation

WOWT-TV Omaha

Trucker Sentenced For Hauling Marijuana With Produce

A La Palma, California truck driver was sentenced in Lincoln Thursday for hauling hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the state.

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Related Topix: La Palma, CA

Marietta Times

Tight Turns

A large blackened area of scraped-up pavement is evidence of another tractor-trailer driver's attempt to make an ill-fated left hand turn from Groves Avenue onto Ohio 676 at the top of Slaughterhouse Hill.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Marietta, OH

Thu Jul 24, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Trucker to be fined after train collision

Police say a Sidney, Maine, truck driver will be fined $311 for failing to obey a railroad warning device stemming from a collision between his logging truck and a train.

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Related Topix: Livermore Falls, ME

Daily Journal

Column: To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics

Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused - briefly - on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.

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WNEP-TV Moosic

Trucker Dead After Three Rigs Collide

Three tractor trailers were involved in a crash today on Interstate 80 in the Bloomsburg area.

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Related Topix: Bloomsburg, PA, Danville, PA

Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Drop in June

Sales of new single-family houses in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Related Topix: Housing

Heavy Duty Trucking

Covenant Profit Doubles During Second Quarter

Tennessee-based Covenant Transportation Group said net income totaled $3.8 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with net income of $1.9 million, or 13 cents per share in the second quarter of 2013 while total revenue was $173.7 million, an increase of 0.7% during the same time.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, Covenant Transport

Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Truck Sales Increase of 74% Leads to Record Rush Profit

Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, recorded a record profit in the second quarter of the year Net income hit $19.8 million, or 49 cents per diluted share, compared to $5.6 million, or 14 cents per diluted share from the same time a year ago.

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CBS Local

2 Investigators: Truck Drivers Claim Owners Pressured Them To Break Rules

There have been a string of fatal truck accidents in the Chicago area caused by drivers who were charged with falsifying their driving logs and were apparently to tried to drive safely.

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Related Topix: Television, Showtime Networks, CBS, Media

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Giti Tire Reorganizes Senior Management

Tire manufacturer Giti Tire Ltd. recently promoted Armand Allaire and Tom McNamara to executive vice presidents.

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Related Topix: Marketing

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