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A truck driver was killed early Saturday morning when his tractor-trailer went off Interstate 77 and crashed into trees during a driving rainstorm in northern Mecklenburg County, authorities said. The N.C. Highway Patrol said the wreck was reported about 3:30 a.m. on southbound I-77, south of Westmoreland Road near Exit 28 in Cornelius.
The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday reported retail sales were up 0.6% from the month before and 5% higher than the same time a year ago. Sales at automobile dealers increased 1.5% from the month before, the best showing since March, accounting for about half of the August gain.
"If you bought it a trucker brought it" isn't just a simple phrase said to metaphorically pat truckers on the back - it's the truth and from Sept. 14-20, trucking companies, truck stops and trucking-related suppliers will be doing their best to tout that phrase by honoring drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
The Texas Cotton Association's annual flow meeting - the flow refers to movement from fields to mills - listed examples of those challenges. "There is a great deal of concern in this industry about how this shipping season will fare," said Bobby Walton, first vice chairman of the American Cotton Shippers Association.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced in a media conference call today that the 6th round of TIGER grants will go toward 72 projects, totaling $600 million. "This round of investment is probably the most crucial ever because it comes at the most crucial moment," Foxx told The Trucker and various other media organizations during the call.
The money is being awarded to 72 projects out of 797 applications in a competitive process designed to focus resources where they are most needed. "As uncertainty about the future of long-term federal funding continues, this round of TIGER will be a shot in the arm for these innovative, job-creating and quality of life-enhancing projects," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement.
The migrants huddle on sand dunes in the French port of Calais, monitoring police further down who are poised to stop them if they attempt to board trucks heading to Britain, their coveted Eldorado. The northern port, where millions of passengers pass through every year, is struggling to stem a steady tide of asylum-seekers desperately trying to cross the Channel, despite a slew of recent measures including tighter security and policing.
THIS SEMI TRUCK will visit Findlay Wednesday as part of an awareness campaign about human trafficking.
The trucking industry contributes a large amount of money to our economy. The more drivers a company hire the more freight that can be hauled.
The body of an Iowa truck driver was found Wednesday night at a Mississippi rest area along Interstate 20 between Vicksburg and Bovina in Warren County.
Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009. The decision allows engine conversions to proceed in 49 States and covers the 11.1 liter, 12.7 liter and 14 liter models.
The Donetsk-born trucker, who moved to the United States 10 years ago, has no love for the Kremlin's actions in his native Ukraine. And he is low on Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced a 20-question survey aimed at collected trucker opinions regarding their experiences with the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. According to Landline , the survey is through the OOIDA Foundation and will "assess the impacts to small business owners and drivers as a result of the National Registry."
A local chiropractor is offering to help more than 600 New Mexico truck drivers who were victims of alleged fraud by Paul Bateman, who KOB confronted about his practice Tuesday night. Authorities say the truckers each paid $80 to Bateman for medical certificates the government says aren't valid.
Hub Group Inc. has decided to voluntarily make drayage drivers in California into employees, taking a different stance from other fleets that continue to insist that intermodal truckers are independent contractors. The statement said Hub Group's trucking unit will convert the driver status following lawsuits filed in California that challenged drivers' contractor status.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:01 am
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