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29 min ago | CBS Local

State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

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4 hrs ago | CBC News

Yellowknife should aid stranded truckers: Alex Debogorski

Truckers stranded in Yellowknife by the latest closure of Highway 3 sit in the parking lot at Wal-Mart on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Canada

8 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Trillium CNG Opens Latest Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group, opened a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Charlotte, N.C. The CNG station is for Class 8 vehicles and will be located one mile from I-485 and I-77 in an industrial park off Brookford Street.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Aluminum Parts Save 707 Pounds in F-150 Weigh-In

Ford executives showed two trucks on scales to demonstrate the light-weighting of the new truck when compared to the 2014 model-year version.

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Related Topix: Ford F-150, Ford, Truck, Ford Supercrew, Dearborn, MI

The Item

Battle looms in U.S. Senate over how much rest should be required for ...

With late-night fatal truck crashes grabbing headlines in New Jersey this summer, a battle looms in the U.S. Senate over how much rest the government should require for the drivers who spend the most hours on the road.

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Related Topix: Waldwick, NJ, Cory Booker, US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican

Transport Topics

FMCSA Chief Anne Ferro Defends Agency's HOS Rule

Outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro defended her agency's regulations limiting the amount of time drivers are allowed to work, during what probably was her last appearance before Congress as the agency's chief.

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WMSH-AM Sturgis

Coldwater truck driver injured in Steuben crash

It happened at 10:24 a-m in the 7500 block of Fremont Road. Emergency responder had to help Billy Jeffries Jr. from the truck which was on its side.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

Heavy Duty Trucking

Exel, DHL Supply Chain Form Freight Brokerage

Contract logistics provider, Exel, and its sister logistics company, DHL Supply Chain, have formed a new freight brokerage company, Exel Freight Connect .

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Paccar Income Gains 9%, New Parts Distribution Center Planned

Paccar earned $319.2 million, or 90 cents per diluted share, for the period, an increase of 9% compared to $291.6 million, or 82 cents per diluted share, earned in the second quarter of 2013.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: Pending Home Sales Dip Following Solid Gains

After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of Realtors on Monday.

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Related Topix: Housing, Real Estate

San Jose Mercury News

Roadshow: Gator season on California highways

Q It's alligator season again! As the weather gets warmer, it seems that exploded tire debris on the freeway increases around this time of year.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

P.A.M Second Quarter Profit Jumps More Than 80%

Dry van truckload carrier P.A.M. Transportation Services has reported a sharp upturn in profit for the second quarter of the year despite a small drop in revenue.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, PAM Transportation Services

Heavy Duty Trucking

Used-Truck Sales Up in June

Class 8 used-truck sales were up in June compared to May and compared to last year, according to ACT Research's latest used-truck report.

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Billboard

Singer-Songwriter Dale Watson: Trucking Music Isn't...

If you're thinking of calling Dale Watson a country singer, think again. On the cover of the singer-songwriter's recently released 3-CD box set entitled The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy is a sticker that says "File Under Ameripolitan."

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Related Topix: Dale Watson, Country, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Truck brake check could reduce wrecks near Lookout Mtn.

Fort Payne officials are working with the state in an effort to reduce accidents on Highway 35 as trucks come down Lookout Mountain.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Telemedicine Service Aimed at Truck Drivers

Truckers MedCallAssist is a new telemedicine program designed to connect truck drivers instantly with a board-certified emergency-trained physician 24 hours a day.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Schneider Doubling Size of Bulk Intermodal Trailer Service

Freight transportation provider Schneider plans to double the size of its bulk intermodal trailer service to around 1,000 units throughout all of North American, including with new service into Canada and Mexico.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Ferro Presided Over Landmark Safety Rules

Anne Ferro, who will step down as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration next month, served as administrator during a period of great consequence for truck safety.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Canadian Business Magazine

Canada's trucking sector may face 'inflection point' in 2015, say observers

High personal debt levels and rising taxes in Ontario and Quebec are constraining Canadian economic growth needed to support a recovery of the trucking sector, says the chief executive officer of TransForce, the country's largest trucking company.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

New York Post

Lack of truck drivers jackknifes Swift profits

Swift Transportation, the largest trucker in North America, saw its shares crater 16 percent on Friday after it said it could not find enough truck drivers and that it would hurt future earnings.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, Swift Transportation Co

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