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2 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Trucker Charged in Fatal I-55 Crash Was Partially Blind

Tammy Leitner reports for NBC 5 Investigates. A truck driver charged with killing five people in a July crash on Interstate 55 had just been granted a renewed permit by the federal government, allowing him to drive commercial trucks across the country even though he was completely blind in one eye, NBC 5 Investigates has learned.

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Related Topix: Channahon, IL, Will County, IL

4 hrs ago | 24 Hours

Port Metro posts growth despite truckers' strike

Port Metro Vancouver handled over 69 million tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2014 - a 3.6% jump over the same period last year despite a strike by truck drivers.

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8 hrs ago | Today's Trucking

Truck Into the U.S.? Form 2290 Due Right Now

Do you truck into the States? Today's the last day to fill out the American Internal Revenue Service Form 2290, the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

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Related Topix: Tax

13 hrs ago | FM97 WLAN

What's Trending: September 2nd

When you finally save enough money to move into your own apartment you realize you don't have enough money to make it look cool.

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Related Topix: Android

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily World

Amidst shortage, don't take truck drivers for grantedAmidst shortage, ...

According to "Business Insider," the trucking industry has a shortage of 30,000 drivers.

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Related Topix: Trucking, Opinion

TMZ.com

Lindsay Lohan -- Cash For Crash In PCH Accident

Lindsay Lohan 's still paying for her past mistakes ... she just reached a settlement with the truck driver she slammed into on PCH 2 years ago ... and we're told there was a financial payoff.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Keep on truckin', but leave the smaller vehicles in one piece

I have seen a series of incidents lately with trucks, and by trucks, I mean the big boys! Most truckers are nice and very careful drivers.

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Bainbridge Island

Don't Take Truck Drivers For Granted | TYRADES

According to "Business Insider," the trucking industry has a shortage of 30,000 drivers.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Maryland Pulls Out of Baltimore Intermodal Project Development

The Maryland Department of Transportation has terminated its agreement with railroad operator CSX to locate a new Baltimore Rail Intermodal Facility in the western part of the city and has pulled all state funding from the project.

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Related Topix: Maryland, Baltimore, MD, Morrell Park (Baltimore, MD)

Heavy Duty Trucking

New Rules Give Builders - More Flexibility' for DEF Tanks, EPA Says

New rules on replenishment of diesel exhaust fluid will allow vehicle manufacturers more leeway in equipping cars and trucks with DEF tanks without certifying them individually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

FMCSA Will Study Driver Pay Impact on Safety

The agency is asking for comments on a plan to see if there is a connection between industry pay practices and safe driving.

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Progressive Farmer

Brazil Congress Votes On Greater Trucker Flexibility

The legislation, which obliged Brazilian truck drivers to rest half an hour for every four on the road, raised already-elevated grain freight costs by as much 10% on the long routes from the interior of the Cerrado to port.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Posts First Decline Since January

Consumers unexpectedly backed off on personal spending in July by just a bit, while income moved slightly higher, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report, raising concerns that wages are not keeping up with household needs.

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The Age

Mother truckers

Road warriors: Rosalie Hann, Heather Jones and Rachael Williss of the Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Dolly Parton, Country, Oceania

Press-Telegram

Long Beach,Los Angeles port truckers allege employers violate Eric Garcetti truce

COMPTON >> Today, truck drivers who carry goods in and out of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will discuss alleged “massive violations” during a truce with employers.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA

Trucker

Team Run Smart Pro Henry Albert awarded Gary King Memorial Trophy for work with Trucker Buddy

Freightliner Trucks today announced that Team Run Smart Pro Henry Albert has received the Gary King Memorial Trophy for his three-year work with the Trucker Buddy International program.

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Related Topix: Manheim, PA, Trucking

The Washington Post

Corn Heists Turning Port Into Argentina's Chicago: Commodities

The 200 pesos that truck driver Hector Jofre usually carries to bribe gang members or shanty dwellers for access to Argentina's biggest grain port did no good one night in April.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Agriculture, Science, Food, Cargill

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KOAT-TV

Hundreds of fake medical cards sold to truck drivers, police say

DRIVERS MAY BE OFF THE ROAD SOON... AFTER STATE POLICE BUSTED A FORMER CHIROPRACTOR FOR ISSUING FAKE MEDICAL CARDS.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Imprisoned Michigan trucker admits guilt in Pickaway County crash that killed woman

A Michigan truck driver already serving prison time for trying to hide evidence in a fatal Pickaway County crash pleaded guilty today to vehicular manslaughter.

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Related Topix: Pickaway County, OH

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Home care workers announce victory in historic union election

On Tuesday, Minnesota's home care workers etched a new chapter in the state's history, alongside the miners who organized the Iron Range, the truck drivers who shut down Minneapolis in 1934 and the women who led landmark strikes by teachers in 1946 and 1970 and by nurses in 1984.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Medicine, Nursing

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