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Friday Oct 31, 2014 - Dump truck vs. grain truck
Trucks collide, grain spills on highway

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Friday Oct 31, 2014 - Trucking Companies Sue City Over Truck Ban

A lawsuit has been filed by two trucking companies against a city that recently passed an ordinance that would ban heavy trucks from operating in certain areas. The companies, Nuzum Trucking Company and Preston Contractors Inc., claim that the ban is unenforceable and included the West Virginia Division of Highways in their lawsuit, recommending that they file an injunction which would prohibit the city from enforcing the ban.

The ban was proposed and passed

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Friday Oct 31, 2014 - Truck driver shortage pushes up rates to give CH Robinson Q3 revenue a boost

US 3PL CH Robinson yesterday reported double-digit interim net revenue increases across nearly all its business streams, as tight trucking capacity combined with an economic recovery to drive up freight pricing.

The company remains by far and away the country’s largest truck broker – indeed, arranging full and part truckloads for shippers and carriers is its largest single business segment. Its truckload division repored net revenue of $307m for the third quarter, a 15.8% y

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Thursday Oct 30, 2014 - Lansing Trade Group Looking to Purchase Silica Sand Processing Plant

NB council approves new storage permit, variances for Tiller Corporation site


Thursday Oct 30, 2014 - Trucking Company Cannot Bypass Calif. Rest Break Rights
Law360, New York (October 29, 2014, 1:35 PM ET) -- A California appellate court on Tuesday affirmed a $964,000 judgment to a class of drivers accusing a trucking company of stiffing them on pay, citing recent precedents set by both California's highest court and the Ninth Circuit that federal law doesn't preempt California's meal and rest break requirements.

In a published opinion, the First District Court of Appeal determined tha
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Thursday Oct 30, 2014 - 3 Ways to Financially Boost a Freight Brokerage Startup

Freight brokerage can be very lucrative. Do it right, consider carefully all pros and cons, and handle all business transactions with care. You’ll be sure to enjoy the ride.

If becoming a freight broker startup owner has been on your mind, now’s the time to get your business in gear. Statistics show that 80% of U.S. communities use goods and products that are availa

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 - Not Enough Truck Drivers to Move Frac Sand
In silica valley, the sand is moving. Mining of silica sand has ramped up in the Illinois Valley, especially in La Salle County, to feed the growing fracking industry.

This has attracted a lot of public attention. Those who are not interested will find plenty of sand in which to bury their heads.

La Salle County has had sand mines since the 1800s. But now there is a rush for the region’s silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing of bedrock to extract oil and natural
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Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 - Freight Cycle Favors Shippers Over Truckers
Garrett Cook, Benzinga Staff Writer

Barge capacity and rail capacity are set to expand the most according to a recent note from Morgan Stanley.

The bank focused on the current freight transportation cycle among other things. In the report, analyst William Greene points out that “When freight volumes reached prior peaks, there were usually 1-2 years of additional growth before

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - No Injuries in Grain Building Collapse Near Kansas

Written by Greg Sapp

No one was injured when a flat storage building being filled with corn burst open Sunday afternoon west of Kansas, Illinois.

The building is owned by Total Grain Marketing in Effingham. General Manager Byron Sikma said a 700,000 bushel building was being filled when crews experienced a structural failure on the south end. The failure took down a leg and holding tank of the structure, located along

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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 - Grain exporter is first Quick180 Plus user

North Carolina grain exporter C.A. Perry & Son has become the first shipper to use Quick180’s container-matching system to guarantee export loads to truckers dropping off empty import boxes at its plants.

Quick180 was launched this year by retired Virginia port executive Rick Knapp. The company developed an algor

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