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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Judge could add $1M to $4.7M jury verdict against Nevada trucking firm in deadly Amtrak crash

A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens. A federal jury in Reno awarded $4.5 million to Amtrak and $210,777 to Union Pacific Railroad for damages resulting from John Davis Trucking Co.'

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Transportation, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Winnemucca, NV

1 hr ago | The Miami Herald

Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash

Columbus High's Rafa Martinez hits a chip shot out of the sand trap on the 18th hole Tuesday, en route to a 69 to lead the Explorers to a 12-shot win at the Youth Fair Golf Tournament. "> Columbus High's Rafa Martinez hits a chip shot out of the sand trap on the 18th hole Tuesday, en route to a 69 to lead the Explorers to a 12-shot win at the Youth Fair Golf Tournament.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Transportation, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Emeryville, CA

1 hr ago | ABC News

Truck Firm Faces Paying Millions in Amtrak Crash

In this June 24, 2011 file photo, burned Amtrak passenger cars are left after the train was struck by a semitrailer near Fallon, Nev. A federal jury in Reno on Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Fallon, NV, Transportation, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Winnemucca, NV

2 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan

Jackson County Authorities Arrest Man for Theft and Attempting to Sell Stolen Property

On Tuesday, September 16th at approximately 12:41 a.m The Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to Love's Truck Stop, located at 2510 Hwy 231, to a reported suspicious incident. After arriving deputies learned that a truck driver had been approached in the back parking lot by a man that needed money for fuel.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL

7 hrs ago | Truck News

Inland Kenworth expands in US and Canada

Inland Kenworth has opened a new parts and service location in Kelowna and a new full-service dealership in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "This new location continues the rapid growth we've seen throughout all of our U.S. operations in the past few years," said Greg Sternberg, vice-president of US operations in Arizona and New Mexico.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Albuquerque, NM,

9 hrs ago | CJAD

Changing shoes caused Quebec trucker to crash in NY

A truck driver from Quebec has been arrested after an accident on a highway near Rochester, New York. The trucker lost control of his 18-wheeler, swerved into the outside lane causing two other vehicles to crash and then rolled over spilling his 40-thousand pound load of bananas.

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Related Topix: Rochester, NY

12 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Obama Administration, Suppliers Agree to Phase Out HFC Refrigerants

The Obama administration and refrigeration suppliers have joined in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases, a move that will affect use of refrigerants in trucks. R-134a, used in auto and truck air conditioning systems, and R-404a, used in transport refrigeration units, are among the compounds that are likely to be phased out under the agreement.

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Related Topix: Global Warming

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives' Highway Bill

A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and other transportation interests. The Transportation Empowerment Act, sponsored by five Senators and 52 Representatives, would devolve control over highways and transit from the federal government to the states.

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WALB-TV Albany

Family gives testimony in fatal crash investigation

Glenda Felkner gave depositions in a civil lawsuit and met with prosecutors about the criminal case related to her son's death. She said the long legal process has made her loss even harder.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Carroll News

Truckers Parade Against Cancer set for Sept. 20

Trucks baring banners of cancer victims and survivors head from Galax to Independence during last year's Truckers Against Cancer Parade. Trucks baring banners of cancer victims and survivors head from Galax to Independence during last year's Truckers Against Cancer Parade.

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Related Topix: Galax, VA, Independence, VA, Hillsville, VA, Woodlawn, VA

The Washington Post

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At a time when so much media is just a search and click away, movies, music and books that have not made the transition to digital can feel infuriatingly elusive - especially if they are hard to track down in physical form as well. This phenomenon makes the publication today of a new edition of Jean Merrill's "The Pushcart War" by the New York Review Children's Collection feel less like a simple book release and more like a successful rescue mission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: Producer Prices Unchanged in August

Prices at the wholesale level were tame in August, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department. The Producer Price Index was unchanged, following a 0.1% gain in July and a 0.4% jump during June.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One of Boulder Electric Vehicles' models on display in May 2013 during the Southeastern High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Covenant Transportation Group Projects Lower Third Quarter Net Income

The parent company to trucking operations Covenant Transport and others has issued expectations for its upcoming third quarter financial results. Covenant Transportation Group expects to report consolidated net income of 5 cents to 11 cents per share compared to third quarter 2013 net income of 13 cents per share.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Survey Shows Large Carriers Have An Edge Over Smaller Carriers

In its inaugural trucking industry benchmarking survey, Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software released key findings about large, medium and small truckload carriers. The survey found that large carriers posted better operating ratio, higher average fuel mileage, and lower fuel cost per mile than small and medium carriers Large carriers posted an operating ratio of 92 compared with 94 for medium carriers and 95 for small carriers.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Laredo Con-Way Freight Truckers Vote to Join Teamsters

A little more than 100 truck drivers and warehouse employees at the Con-way Freight terminal in Laredo, Texas have voted to join the Teamsters Union. The 55-49 decision makes this the first time employees at what is one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload carriers have voted to be represented by the union.

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Related Topix: Laredo, TX

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

New NIOSH Resource Provides Quick Tips to Help Truckers Get a Good Night's Sleep

The long hours and demanding nature of driving a truck can make it a hazardous occupation; fatigue is one of the main occupational hazards commercial drivers face. A new resource available in time for Truck Driver Appreciation Week from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provides truck drivers with tips for improving sleep quality to improve their health and help reduce the risk for drowsy driving and vehicle crashes.

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The Gaston Gazette

Gaston County trucker killed in wreck

The Highway Patrol continues to investigate what led up to a wreck Saturday that killed a Gaston County truck driver. Richard Eric Ellis, 57, of 237 Island View Road, Mount Holly, died after the tractor-trailer he was driving veered to the left and struck several trees off Interstate 77 South in Huntersville.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC, Mount Holly, NC, Huntersville, NC

Heavy Duty Trucking

XPO Logistics Getting $700 Million for Acquisitions

Freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics reached an agreement earlier this month where it will receive a total of $700 million to use for unspecified acquisitions. The transaction, expected to settle on September 17, provides for the sale of newly issued common stock and preferred stock to the investors.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

TMC's 2014 Fall Meeting Next Week

The American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its Fall Meeting Sept. 22-25 at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

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