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13 min ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: Pending Home Sales Dip Following Solid Gains

After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of Realtors on Monday.

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Related Topix: Housing, Real Estate

4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Gator season on California highways

Q It's alligator season again! As the weather gets warmer, it seems that exploded tire debris on the freeway increases around this time of year.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

P.A.M Second Quarter Profit Jumps More Than 80%

Dry van truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services has reported a sharp upturn in profit for the second quarter of the year despite a small drop in revenue.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, PAM Transportation Services

Heavy Duty Trucking

Used-Truck Sales Up in June

Class 8 used-truck sales were up in June compared to May and compared to last year, according to ACT Research's latest used-truck report.

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Billboard

Singer-Songwriter Dale Watson: Trucking Music Isn't...

If you're thinking of calling Dale Watson a country singer, think again. On the cover of the singer-songwriter's recently released 3-CD box set entitled The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy is a sticker that says "File Under Ameripolitan."

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Related Topix: Dale Watson, Country, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Truck brake check could reduce wrecks near Lookout Mtn.

Fort Payne officials are working with the state in an effort to reduce accidents on Highway 35 as trucks come down Lookout Mountain.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Telemedicine Service Aimed at Truck Drivers

Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Schneider Doubling Size of Bulk Intermodal Trailer Service

Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

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

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