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3 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Maverick Expands Driver Training Center

With the additional space, Maverick now has the ability to train 210 drivers at any one time.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Today's Trucking

Bridge Accident No Indicator of Truckers' Substance Abuse

The truck accident on the Burlington Bridge Thursday was an unfortunate occurrence, and truckers are thankful things weren't worse.

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Related Topix: Drug Testing

11 hrs ago | Financial News & Daily Record

Bill seeks $1M for Jacksonville family of trucker killed in Hart Bridge crash

The family of a truck driver who died after his gasoline tanker jackknifed and exploded near a Jacksonville bridge would receive $1,092,040 from the state, under a Senate bill filed Thursday.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

15 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Daniels Tire Service Celebrates 75 Years with Goodyear

Chris Helsel, director, retread, Goodyear; Doug Whittington, director of commercial tire sales, Goodyear; John Daniels, executive vice president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Jr., president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Sr., chairman, Daniels Tire; and Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

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Related Topix: Santa Fe Springs, CA

19 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Accuride Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

Accuride Corp. says its Fix and Grow strategy is working, reporting operating income for the second quarter doubled year over year.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, Accuride

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Congress Passes 10-Month Highway Bill

The Senate Thursday night approved a $10.8 billion House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May. This ensures that highway funding will continue for the next 10 months, a relief to states that had been concerned about the possibility of cutbacks but nevertheless a failure by Congress to address the nation's long-term highway ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Dave Camp

The Washington Post

a Roadfooda still has a healthy appetite

For more than 30 years, Jane and Michael Stern have traversed the country in search of the best in regional American cuisine.

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Related Topix: Travel

New Westminster Newsleader

New Westminster trucker suggests ban on heavy vehicles

Dave Tate is one New Westminster resident who doesn't agree with city council's position that trucks should be banned from three of its streets.

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Related Topix: Canada

Jalopnik

It Took 80 Gunshots To Stop A Trucker Running From The Cops

Belarus police found out how hard is it to stop a truck driver on the run. It took at least 80 shots to bring a four-axle car carrier to a halt after a long and wild chase last Sunday.

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Related Topix: Autos

Heavy Duty Trucking

Penske Used Trucks Opens Phoenix Dealership

The Phoenix facility will sell used light, medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

Marietta Times

If anything happens, the trucker will get the ticket

In view of what has been happening in our area the last several months there is a matter I think needs to be given a lot more thought and our state legislature needs to take some action on.

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Related Topix: McConnelsville, OH, Kids, Family

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Spot Freight Rates Hit Seasonal Slump

Freight rates on the spot market, along with the number of loads available, have hit their typical seasonal slump, according to new figures released from the freight-matching service provider DAT.

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Related Topix: Texas

Daily Star

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A ROAD rage trucker has been jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering a motorist by deliberately driving his 17 tonne lorry over his head.

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Related Topix: Greater Manchester County, England

Heavy Duty Trucking

New Eco-flaps Website

Andersen Flaps has launched a new website at www.ecoflaps.com that highlights its Eco-flaps Splash Guards' fuel-saving and splash reduction benefits.

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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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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

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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