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47 min ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Trucking Conditions Index Declines Slightly

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index in May, at a reading of 5.74, reflects some headwinds affecting truck fleet results, according to this latest report from the transportation forecasting firm.

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7 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Truckers stage one-day strike to push parliamentary passage of bill

Thousands of unionized truck drivers across the country staged a one-day strike on Monday, demanding the parliament pass a bill that would improve their working conditions.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Washington Times

Country Times: Lisa Kelly of a Ice Road Truckersa draws substantial fan following

Don't be surprised if you see a dip in social media at 10 tonight. They're probably watching Lisa Kelly on the History Channel's "Ice Road Truckers."

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Related Topix: Ice Road Truckers, Entertainment

Externals

Tracy Morgan: On the Mend and Suing Walmart

Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing retailer giant Walmart over the deadly June crash that left the comedian in critical condition.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Times Herald

Calif. truckers on strike agree to cooling-off period

It may interest you to know that the price of a children's book hasn't wavered much at all in the... Years ago, my father said to me, 'Son, when the day comes that you find that special girl and you... Members of the Teamsters Union picket at LBCT in the Port of Long Beach, Calif., in support of a strike by port truck drivers on Tuesday, July 8, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA

Truthdig

Los Angles Port Truckers are On Strike

Drivers for three of the largest companies serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began an "indefinite strike" last week, claiming that they often make below minimum wage and that they have been unfairly labeled as independent contractors, which prevents them from unionizing.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Truckers at 2 Calif. ports OK cooling off period

Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have agreed to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Isuzu Introduces NPR-XD Diesel Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., recently announced the addition of the NPR-XD to its N-Series diesel trucks line-up.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Two Companies Team Up for Independent Contractor Insurance Enrollment, Management

EBE Technologies, a developer of enterprise business process management applications for the transportation industry, has partnered with TrueNorth Companies, a risk management solutions provider to the transportation industry, to create OverDrive.

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Related Topix: Transportation

Journalgazette.net

No prison for trucker in deadly 2012 crash

Based on a plea agreement, before the sentence was handed down, letters from the girl's parents were read, revealing the empty holes in their hearts that will never go away.

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Related Topix: Prison, Fort Wayne, IN

The Times-Picayune

Comedian Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart over accident that injured him, killed another comedian

In this Nov. 3, 2012, file photo,Comedian Tracy Morgan performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Celebrities, Eddie Murphy, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Trenton, NJ, Entertainment

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Weight limit could be raised for big rigs on Texas roads

For the eighth time in as many years, lawmakers will be considering increasing the weight of tractor trailers on Texas roadways.

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Related Topix: Bastrop County, TX, Austin, TX

Local TV Station KTVZ

Truckers' traffic troubles in Bend roundabouts

"I remember Bend as three or five traffic signals through Third Street," said Ron Cholin, a truck driver with Stinger Transport.

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Related Topix: Bend, OR

Daily Mail

Armed militia group formed by discharged soldier sets up 'patrol'...

'You see an illegal, you point your gun dead at him': Trucker forms armed vigilante group to 'patrol' and 'secure border' amid child immigration scandal Chris Davis was discharged from the Army in 2001 'under other than honorable conditions in lieu of trial by court martial' Right-wing anti-government militias are taking up positions along the U.S.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Texas

The Family Badge

Texas firm's - Serial Killer' ad has truckers up in arms

The ad calls truck drivers "serial killers," and urges individuals that have been involved in wrecks with big rigs to contact Villarreal & Begum Law Firm in San Antonio to file lawsuits against truckers and trucking companies.

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Related Topix: Texas

News Times

Any truck driver can say he or she is one of the safest in the state. But few can actually prove it each year -- at the Connecticut Truck Driving Championships.

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Related Topix: Shelton, CT

Times of Oman

Larry Fortensky and Elizabeth Taylor: The hollywood marriage that was made in hell

He rarely comes out of the shabby two-bedroom bungalow he rents with his sister in the small town of Menifee, California, and when he does, hardly anyone notices.

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Related Topix: Sport Movies, Celebrities, Elizabeth Taylor, Family, Drama Movies, National Velvet, Wedding, Menifee, CA, Stanton, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

JD Supra

Highway Safety: Rules Requiring Rest for Tired Truckers at Risk

A renewed debate about trucker safety is rolling down America's highways following a vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee that weakens the rest regulations of those who operate 18-wheelers.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Business still suffering months after Vancouver port strike ended

The couple emigrated to Canada in 2008 from China where Lien had worked in advertising and gained a background in design.

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Related Topix: Canada, Interior Design, Arts, Tacoma, WA

National Public Radio

Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Labor tensions are high at the largest port complex in the country - Los Angeles and Long Beach - which handles nearly half of all the cargo coming into the United States.

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