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44 min ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Continental Names New Head of Aftermarket

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has named Howard A. Laster, a 19-year veteran of the company, as its Head of Aftermarket.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Product Management

4 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Big Island landfill opens for storm debris

Six million pounds and counting, that's how much green waste has been cleared from storm ravaged Big Island roads and neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: Hawaii County, HI, Pahoa, HI

8 hrs ago | ABC News 4 Charleston

Deputies say Florida trucker shot at other driver during road rage incident

A truck driver from Florida was arrested Wednesday on assault charges after deputies say he was involved in a road rage incident in Ravenel.

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Related Topix: Ravenel, SC, Charleston County, SC

9 hrs ago | NJ.com

Severely burned trucker who was rescued from creek by state troopers remains in critical condition

RIDGEFIELD PARK - The New York truck driver who was pulled from the waters of Overpeck Creek by state troopers after his truck became engulfed by flames remains in critical condition Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Ridgefield Park, NJ, Livingston, NJ

13 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Gaines Motor Lines Agrees to $262,500 Settlement Over Fired Drivers

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars to resolve findings made by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, OSHA, Environmental Law

17 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

TSA PreCheck sets up shop in strange places

The Transportation Security Administration is dialing down its program of "free samples" for passage through PreCheck lanes at airports.

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA, Medicine, Health, Chiropractic

19 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Truck drivers' strike doubles retail prices in south-west Mizoram

Private truck drivers in Lunglei have refused to ply the route in protest against the Tlabung Supplies storekeeper's recent move to make truck drivers pay in kind for any missing sacks of rice.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Love's opens to travelers of I-75 in North Fort Myers

Cars and people streamed off of I-75 at Exit 143 on Bayshore Road for gas and a bite to eat, and locals came by to pick up a quick loaf of bread or a gallon of milk.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread

KHEY-AM El Paso

A Truck Driver Pulled a Grandmother and a Baby from a Burning Car

Last Monday, a trucker named David Fredericksen was driving down the highway near Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

Heavy Duty Trucking

Fiery Crash Video Paints Portrait of Brave and Caring Truckers

A dash-cam video that surfaced this week of a trucker's reaction after witnessing a fiery crash paints a portrait of truckers that's good for the industry.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

NorthJersey.com

Troopers describe rescue of trucker from creek after tractor-trailer crashes in Ridgefield

In a daring early morning rescue, three State Police troopers said they held each other up as they pulled an injured truck driver out of Overpeck Creek after his tractor-trailer crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Related Topix: Ridgefield, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, Livingston, NJ

Times Herald-Record

New Windsor trucker rescued after New Jersey Turnpike crash

An upstate New York truck driver who fell into a creek after his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire along the New Jersey Turnpike is hospitalized with severe burns.

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Related Topix: New Windsor, NY, Vails Gate, NY

KVII-TV Amarillo

Dash cam captures fiery car crash, driver saves occupants

Last Monday, a semi truck driver's dash cam caught a major accident on camera, but his preparedness resulted in the survival of the two passengers.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Explosion

Heavy Duty Trucking

FMCSA Proposes to Negotiate Driver Training Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that sidelined an earlier proposal.

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Asbury Park Press

Trucker rescued after Turnpike crashTrucker rescued after Turnpike...

Emergency crews have rescued a truck driver who fell into a creek after his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire along the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Heavy Duty Trucking

Celadon Adds 1,500 New Tractors to Fleet

"One of Celadon's hallmarks has always been the newness of our company fleet," said Celadon CEO and President Paul Will.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking

Deadline Extended for Top 50 Green Fleets Nominations

The deadline for nominating a fleet for Heavy Duty Trucking 's Top 50 Green Fleets has been extended through the end of the month to Friday, August 29. HDT is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel economy in innovative ways.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy

Trucker

OSHA forces trucking company to pay truckers fired for following HOS

On Monday, OSHA ordered Asphalt Specialists to pay the three employees a total of $953,916 in back pay and damages, after they were fired between 2012 and 2013 for refusing to drive.

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Related Topix: OSHA, Environmental Law, Law

CBS Local

Trucker Charged In Confrontation Claims Market Basket Workers Yelled Racial Slurs

A truck driver arrested for approaching picketing Market Basket workers with a hammer last week claims the protesting employees yelled racial slurs at him before he got out of his truck.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Heavy Duty Trucking

Judge Rules Against Prime's Same-Sex Driver Training Program

A federal court last week issued a ruling against the trucking company Prime Inc. and its same-sex training program for newly hired truck drivers.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MO, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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