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46 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

Heavy Duty Trucking

New Parking System Helps Truckers Find Open Spaces

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing a system for monitoring parking availability at truck stops along a section of Interstate 94. Three rest areas on an Interstate 94 corridor to the west and northwest of the Twin Cities are equipped with the parking system to tell drivers if parking spaces are available.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Trucking Company Owners Plead Guilty to Violating Out of Service Order

The owners of two trucking companies admitted in federal court recently to violating imminent hazard out of service orders issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration more than two years ago.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, TN, Murfreesboro, TN

WSJV-TV South Bend

I-55 crash trucker charged with reckless homicide

An Indiana truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people on an interstate southwest of Chicago has been charged with reckless homicide.

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Related Topix: Leesburg, IN

Heavy Duty Trucking

Survey: Pay Most Important for Drivers in Deciding Where to Work

A new survey asked thousands of truck drivers nationwide what makes them choose one job over another.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Spot Freight Rates Hold, Freight Availability Down Slightly

The summer doldrums appear to have kicked in on the spot freight market, with rates barely moving for the second straight week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

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WisDOT

Head of WisDOT to ride along with trucker

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb will get a first-hand look at today's trucking industry when he rides along with commercial OTR driver Lisa Buhrow Friday, August 29. This event is coordinated by the Women In Trucking Association.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Trucking, Beaver Dam, WI, Transportation

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Trailer Net Orders Post Healthy July

Trailer orders fell month-over-month in July, but were up 37% compared to a year ago, according to fictures from ACT Research.

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Patch.com

Police Release Identity of Trucker Involved in Fatal Route 280 Car Crash

In a statement this afternoon, New Jersey State Police released additional details regarding the fiery crash on Route I-280 that resulted in the three deaths this morning.

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Related Topix: North Bergen, NJ

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

'No one helped her,' Grandmother hit by semi-truck, left injured on highway

"She just said, 'I-35, 12th St., white truck,' and she was in a panic," Chad Woods, her son, says.

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MainStreetNews.com

Large industrial spec building planned in Braselton

A developer planning to build what he said will be the "largest industrial speculative building ever built in the Atlanta-metro area" is one step closer to breaking ground on the project.

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Related Topix: Braselton, GA, Jackson County, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

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