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9 hrs ago | Jalopnik

Truck-Driving Lady's 'Shake It Off' Video Is Completely Adorable

Truck driving can be terrible, if you're the kind of person that hates sitting and staring at the road for long periods of time. So meet Allie Knight, a truck driver who spliced together scenes of singing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" while doing her daily driving.

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Related Topix: Autos

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Trucker dies in I-77 wreck in Cornelius

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.

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Related Topix: Cornelius, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Davidson, NC, Huntersville, NC

Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Best in Four Months

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.

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Related Topix: Auto Dealers

Motorcycle USA

Nomad's World Ride: Moscow

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Motorcycles

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Trucker

appreciation kicks off next week; The Trucker offers giveaways

"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.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

China's stockpiled bales, truck-driver shortage not helping cotton industry

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.

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Related Topix: China, TX

Trucker

DOT Secretary Foxx announces $600 million in TIGER grants, 47 percent to highways/bridges

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.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Heavy Duty Trucking

DOT Grants $600 Million for Highway Projects

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.

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Suria

Calais's uphill struggle with migrants...

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.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

FHP conducting "Operation Air Brake" in Charlotte Co.

Air brakes on commercial trucks may be the only thing between you and an accident on the highway. On Thursday, Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Punta Gorda were out inspecting air brake to make sure you are safer on the road.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

TheCourier.com

Fighting a growing epidemicPosted on Fri. Sep 12th, 2014

THIS SEMI TRUCK will visit Findlay Wednesday as part of an awareness campaign about human trafficking.

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Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Environmental Law, Law

KKCO-TV Grand Junction

Truck driver shortage hits Colorado

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.

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Related Topix: Mesa County, CO

KWQC-TV Davenport

Iowa trucker's body found near Miss. rest area

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.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Omnitek Receives Approval for Detroit Diesel Natural Gas Conversions

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.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Weekday Magazine

Singing Trucker Hits Kremlin On All Cylinders

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.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Ukraine Travel, Vladimir Putin

Trucker

OOIDA conducts survey over new medical certification process

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."

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Flood waters crippled semi-trucks and trains delivering goods

So, when the rain came and caused flooding on Monday and Tuesday semi trucks packed with all sorts of materials and other goods were delayed, which was a big problem for trucks carrying perishable items like food. Dean Myer was hauling thousands of pounds of perishable butter in a refrigerated trailer to San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Mesquite, NV, Moapa, NV

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KOB-TV

Local chiropractor offering cheaper medical exams for fraud victim truckers

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.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM

Transport Topics

Hub Group Switches Drivers to Employee Status

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.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Logistics, Hub Group

Norwalk Reflector

Trucker driver on Ohio Turnpike arrested, accused of being 3x legal limit

An impaired commercial truck driver was arrested for driving on the Ohio Turnpike after testing at more than three times the legal limit for alcohol. On Saturday, the Berea Dispatch Center received calls of a commercial motor vehicle traveling eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike driving erratically and recklessly.

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Related Topix: Erie County, OH, Milan, OH

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