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22 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: How truckers cope with - sweatshops on wheels'

Karen Levy is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Princeton University and a fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute.

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Related Topix: Princeton University, Opinion

Heavy Duty Trucking

OOIDA Praising Truckers' Lawsuit Over Driver Safety Records

Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.

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Vicksburg Post

Trucker found dead at weigh station

A truck driver was found dead Tuesday inside his 18-wheeler at a Mississippi Department of Transportation weigh station in Bovina.

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Related Topix: Warren County, MS, Vicksburg, MS

Heavy Duty Trucking

Truck Tonnage Index Declines in June from May, Higher Versus Year Ago

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.8% in June, following a revised 0.9% gain the previous month.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Analyst Questions Filing Charges Against FedEx Over Drug Shipments

That is the key question said the investment firm Stifel in a note to investors following FedEx disclosing last week it had been indicted by the federal government for allegedly engaging in unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Albany Times Union

Clarksville street a shortcut for trucks

A residential street in the hamlet of Clarksville is often used as a shortcut for trucks , and Bill Hornick is trying to put a stop to it.

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Related Topix: New Scotland, NY, Clarksville, NY

WNEP-TV Moosic

Speed Limit Speeding Up on Turnpike

A 100-mile stretch between the Shippensburg and Reading area will go from 65 to 70 miles an hour and that may be only the beginning, Turnpike and PennDOT officials are scheduled to explain plans for other 70 mile an hour zones on Pennsylvania interstates on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Shippensburg, PA, Reading, PA, Carbon County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

The Arizona Republic

Trucker charged in crash that killed 4

A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Joliet, IL, Channahon, IL

Heavy Duty Trucking

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

Most of us now acknowledge there's some benefit to running low-rolling-resistance tires.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Heavy Duty Trucking

Foxx Urges Congress to Act on Highway Funding

Congressional passage of a short-term patch for the Highway Trust Fund will avert the immediate crisis but not be cause for celebration, said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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The Standard

(Update) Truck driver rescued, sent to hospital

The trucker trapped in the vehicle was rescued after it was hit by a collapsed shipping container in Kwai Chung.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Colorado Adding Temporary Express Lanes to Crowded Part of I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.

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Related Topix: Idaho Springs, CO

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Neepawa Press

Union says B.C. port truckers being shortchanged, calls for government action

Drivers servicing the country's largest port say they're still being shortchanged by trucking companies and have urged government to take swift action to resolve the dispute.

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Daily Herald

Bolingbrook truck plaza receives "Lung Health Champion Award"

John and Robin Puthusseril accept the "Lung Health Champion Award" from Respiratory Health Association's Matt Maloney.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer

Heavy Duty Trucking

Truckers Sue FMCSA Over Motor Carrier Management Information System

A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Transportation Department over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Farmer Cooperative Cited, Fined by OSHA for Truck Driver Death

Following the death of a truck driver at Midwest Farmers Cooperative's grain handling facility in Tecumseh, Neb., the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 12 serious safety violations and proposed $62,101 in penalties.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Environmental Law, Law, Tecumseh, NE, Employment / Labor Law

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