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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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

Examiner.com

Florida Highway Patrol targets aggressive driving

In an effort to reduce commercial motor vehicle related crashes, injuries and fatalities by combining outreach, education and evaluation with targeted enforcement activities to raise awareness among car and truck drivers about safe driving behaviors, the Florida Highway Patrol has kicked off their " Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks " or "TACT" ... (more)

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Today's Trucking

Truckers Shatter Six-Month Record for Goods Hauled in '14 Q2

Truckers hauled more goods in the first half of 2014 than any combined semi-annual volumes on record, according to TransCore Link Logistics' Canadian Freight Index.

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Related Topix: Transcore

WJRT

Rand McNally Publishes 2015 Line of Atlases for Commercial Drivers

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Rand McNally

The Fresno Bee

To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics, not electronics

Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused - briefly - on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Bud Wallace: Truckers urge cap-and-trade delay

California truckers have been doing our part by spending nearly a billion dollars a year on cleaner equipment and cutting pollutants by over 90 percent.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA

Heavy Duty Trucking

Omnitracs Moves Headquarters to Dallas

Dallas, Texas will soon become the new corporate headquarters of fleet management solutions provider, Omnitracs.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX

Business Insurance

Tracy Morgan crash prompts scrutiny of trucker safety rules

A Wal-Mart tractor-trailer whose allegedly fatigued driver hit a limousine last month, seriously injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and killing his friend, has brought fresh scrutiny of trucker safety as the industry tries to alter federal rules limiting drivers' time behind the wheel without rest.

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Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Retail, Wal Mart Stores, Trucking, Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

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