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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun
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.'
1 hr ago | The Miami Herald
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.
1 hr ago | ABC News
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.
2 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan
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.
7 hrs ago | Truck News
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.
9 hrs ago | CJAD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:25 pm
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