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31 min ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the country at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, a maritime research and ... (more)

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4 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Route 15 in New York Designated I-99

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Route 15 as Interstate 99 between Corning, Steuben County, and the Pennsylvania border.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Steuben County, NY, Corning, NY

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Daily Breeze

Rage Against the Machinea s Tom Morello performs, joins picketing...

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello gave his support to striking truck drivers by singing protest songs in front of the Evergreen terminal on Terminal Island, CA, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, Evergreen, Folk, Audioslave

Heavy Duty Trucking

Ed Bobit Remembered As 'Force of Nature'

Bobit Business Media CEO Ty Bobit delivers a eulogy celebrating Ed, his father and company founder.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

WLLR-FM Davenport

Full Schedule: Walcott Trucker's Jamboree

The Truckers Jamboree is hosted every year at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa.

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Related Topix: Walcott, IA

SFGate

Truck drivers are entitled to paid breaks, courts says

A century-old California law requires employers to provide paid time off during extended work shifts - under current law, a 10-minute rest break every four hours and a 30-minute meal period every five hours.

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Daily Kos

Port truck drivers' strike continues

More than 120 truck drivers continue their strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Social Security, Personal Finance, US News, Liberal Political News

GPB.org

Savannah Truckers Ask Port Authority To Help Push For Better Pay And Benefits

About three-dozen independent drivers rallied outside of the Port of Savannah on Tuesday to protest their working conditions.

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Related Topix: Georgia

Heavy Duty Trucking

Multiple Lawsuits Filed Against Navistar Over International MaxxForce Engines

Lawyers for trucking companies have filed lawsuits in three states against the parent company of International Trucks, claiming Navistar failed to disclose known defects and problems with its EPA 2010 MaxxForce engines.

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

Automobile Magazine

Mercedes-Benz Previews Self-Driving Semi Truck

Mercedes-Benz is already one of the leaders in developing autonomous driving technology for passenger cars, and now the company is extending this technology to a new segment: semi trucks.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz, Hybrid, Sedan

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Albany Times Union

Labor dispute briefly shuts LA, Long Beach ports

Members of the Teamsters Union picket at LBCT in the Port of Long Beach, Calif., in support of a strike by port truck drivers Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Transportation, Port of Los Angeles, Carson, CA

Transport Topics

ChassisFinder.com Launches App

Chassis-reservation website Chassisfinder.com said it has developed the first app to allow truck drivers and logistics companies to find and reserve chassis.

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Related Topix: iPhone

StreetsBlog.org

Chicago: Right-Turning Cement Truck Driver Kills Young Woman on Bike

That morning, Eno had cycled downtown to the Secretary of State's office to replace a stolen ID and was returning to her home on the 4800 block of West Addison, DNAinfo reported .

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Related Topix: Cicero, IL, Cook County, IL

Today's Trucking

L.A. Port Truckers Strike, Cargo Could Divert to Canada

Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles' leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Bellingham Herald

Semitrucks shouldna t be roadside distractions

When most of us get off work, we drive home and park curbside or in a driveway or garage.

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Related Topix: Pierce County, WA, Parkland, WA, Spanaway, WA, Frederickson, WA, Eatonville, WA

The Hill

A driving force for truckers

American Trucking Association President Bill Graves traded in the trappings of the Kansas governorship for gridlock in and around Washington, D.C. "The most interesting transition was from having spent eight years not having to drive yourself anywhere to finding yourself in Beltway traffic," quipped Graves, who has been leading the D.C. lobbying ... (more)

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Trucking, Healthcare Law, Law

National Public Radio

Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms that operate at the ports.

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Related Topix: Apparel, Forever 21, Retail

Heavy Duty Trucking

TMC Fall Meeting Features Tire & Wheel Failure Analysis

If tire costs give you heartburn, you'll need to be in Orlando in September for the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council fall meeting.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Daily Caller

California Truck Drivers Launch Strike

With the help of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, California truckers claim companies have been misidentifying them as independent contractors when they should be listed as full-time employees.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

School Bus Fleet

Trucker gets prison term for crash that killed bus driver

A cement truck driver was sentenced on Thursday to five to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed a school bus driver and injured several others.

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Related Topix: Matinecock, NY

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