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3 hrs ago | The Daily Breeze

Port truck drivers speak out at Los Angeles Harbor Commission meeting

SAN PEDRO >> Truck drivers who deliver goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach came before Los Angeles harbor leaders on Thursday to voice their concerns about what they say are deplorable working conditions at a Rancho Dominguez company.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, Carson, CA

7 hrs ago | KXVO

Truck driver exodus caused by mandated electronic logs could compound growing driver shortage

The report cites a recent reader survey by Overdrive , a national trucking magazine, in which a majority of respondents said they would retire or look for other work before they'd operate with an ELD.

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10 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Missouri Launches Next Phase of Freight Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan to engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri's freight infrastructure.

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Related Topix: Missouri Government, Missouri

14 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Israeli tablet firm is top mobile terminal maker

Micronet, an Israeli firm, is the largest producer of in-cab mobile terminals used in fleet vehicles such as trucks and taxis, according to industry data.

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Related Topix: Flextronics, Startups

15 hrs ago | BusinessWeek

The Fight to Clean Up the Truck Broker Industry

In 32 years as a truck driver and seven years as a transportation broker, DuWayne Marshall has seen it all: brokers who pay late or not at all; brokers who go bankrupt; brokers who run outright scams.

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Related Topix: Watertown, WI, Small Business, Personal Finance

16 hrs ago | ABC7 Chicago

Truck driver released after boy, 12, dies in Whiting hit-and-run

A truck driver was released from custody overnight after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi at the corner of Indianapolis Blvd. and 119th in Whiting, Ind.

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Related Topix: Whiting, IN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Three Major LTLs Commit to uShip

Online freight marketplace uShip has announced three top national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to uShip's shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.

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St. Cloud Times

Sauk Rapids resident Fred Robatcek helped deliver a baby in November at a Denny's in Arkansas.

Sauk Rapids trucker makes special delivery in a Denny's on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/16/sauk-rapids-trucker-makes-special-delivery-dennys/7798403/ Longtime truck driver Fred Robatcek of Sauk Rapids believes he was dispatched by Jesus the day he helped a stranger give birth in the lobby of a Denny's in Texarkana, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sauk Rapids, MN

WTEN-TV Albany

Cement trucker convicted in NY bus driver's death

A Long Island cement truck driver has been convicted of manslaughter and assault for crashing into an overpass and a school bus in 2012, killing the driver.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY, Train Disaster, Locust Valley, NY

Heavy Duty Trucking

Woman Sentenced in Double Brokering Freight Scam

Pauline Robinson-Kirkland was sentenced earlier this month in U.S. District Court, Albany, Ga.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

One Indicted for Falsifying Trucker Drug Test Results

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, Penn. early this month indicted one person in connection with a scheme to defraud trucking companies over drug test results of drivers.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Light Blinking Red for Highway Trust Fund

The Highway Trust Fund is likely to run into the red by September, according to the latest update from the Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Dave Camp, Republican

Today's Trucking

Mitsubishi 200 Amp Alternator

Mitsubishi Electric introduced a new member to its family of alternators at Mid-America: the Diamond Power A200 alternator for heavy-duty trucks.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Construction, Mitsubishi Electric

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Subcommittee Meeting on CSA Set

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a date of April 29 and 30 has been set for the next meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's Compliance, Safety, Accountability subcommittee in Arlington, Va.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VA

Heavy Duty Trucking

Update Next Month on Federal Truck Size and Weight Limits Study

The U.S. Transportation Department's Federal Highway Administration is holding a webinar next month to provide an update on the progress of its Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study.

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Daily Mail

Mobile brothel catches fire at German motorway rest stop

Too hot to handle! Mobile brothel catches fire at German motorway rest stop while its owner was conducting business with a trucker in his cab A mobile brothel caught fire in a motorway rest stop while the owner was busy conducting business with a lorry driver in his cab.

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Related Topix: Fire, World News, Germany,

Heavy Duty Trucking

Economic Watch: Inflation in Check, Homebuilder Confidence Rises

A new report shows inflation remains in check with consumer prices increasing 0.2% in March, following a 0.1% gain in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Knight Revises Upward First Quarter Expectations

Based on preliminary results, the company expects earnings per diluted share will range from 22 cents to 23, compared with its prior estimates of 19 cents to 21 cents, and 19 cents for the 2013 first quarter.

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Ctnewsjunkie.com

Truckers Want A Tax Break

Connecticut truckers say it's unfair for the state to benefit from the 6.3 percent sales tax on vehicle repairs when it's the brine the state puts on the roads that causes the damage.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

J.B. Hunt First Quarter Profit Falls Slightly

Multi-mode freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services on Monday reported first quarter 2014 net earnings of $68.7 million, or diluted earnings per share of 58 cents, compared to first quarter 2013 net earnings of $73.3 million, or 61 cents per diluted share.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, JB Hunt Transport Services

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