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Sunday Sep 21, 2014 - Truckers’ Opinions Mixed On ‘Restart’ Rule; Increase Expected For Transportation Sector

OZARK — Varying opinions can be found at truck stops on a government regulation that aims to keep truckers from driving more than 70 hours a week.

Truckers have had more than a year to adjust to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s

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Saturday Sep 20, 2014 - Memphis truck driver sentenced for stealing cargo in West Plains

SPRINGFIELD — Tammy Dickinson, United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Memphis, Tenn., truck driver was sentenced in federal court Sept. 18 for his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo.


Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Dear truck driver: Thank you for all you do

We are in the midst of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and since I have spent the past 6 plus years covering the industry here at Fleet Owner, I’ve gained a new perspective, and appreciation, for the jobs truck drivers do.

I will admit, before I took this job, I had little understanding of how


Friday Sep 19, 2014 - FMCSA Shuts Down Florida Carrier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sept. 18 said it shut down a Florida-based motor carrier for violating various federal safety regulations, such as allowing drivers who tested positive for drugs to operate vehicles.

According to FMCSA, Ken’s Trucking LLC, of Grand Ridge, Fla., failed to properly oversee and maintain driver qualification files, like medical certification and driving violation records. The company also failed to properly monitor drivers to ensure

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Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Lawsuit Seeks Stricter Rules for Truck Driver Training
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WASHINGTON — Despite being ordered twice by Congress to come up with training requirements for commercial truck drivers, the Transportation Department has yet to do so, leaving Americans sharing the road with bi

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Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Celina explosion at grain elevator, 2 hurt

By Breaking News Staff

CELINA —

UPDATE @ 1:40 p.m.:

Two contractors from Indiana suffered burns in the Celina explosion at Mercer Landmark Inc.

The fire to the feed grain elevator was out before the Celina Fire Department arrived. The structure sustained only minor damage.

A welder may have playe

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Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Judge drops trucker medical card fraudster's bond to just $5k Wednesday

A Metropolitan Court Judge dropped the bond on Paul Bateman, the man accused of giving more than 600 truckers fraudulent medical cards, from $75,000 cash/surety to just $5,000 cash/surety Wednesday, meaning he will only have to pay $500 to bond out of jail again.

Bateman was arrested again by Albuquerque police Sept. 12 after officers conducted a sting operation on his illegal medical card operation.

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Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Teens caught stealing 1 ton of grain off train

Uncle Ben would be steaming mad!

A teenager and two pals broke into a train at a Jersey City rail yard — to swipe nearly 1 ton of rice, police sources said.

James Anderson, 19, and two other alleged crooks cut the lock on a rail car at Global Terminal and loaded 32 cases totaling 1,920 pounds of Canilla Rice into a GMC Yukon at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Port Authority police said.

When cops showed up, two of the rice-wrangling thieves bolted, leaving Anderson sitting in the S

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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - Trucking Company Could Owe Millions After Deadly Train Crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.

A federal jury in Reno awarded $4.5 million to Amtrak and $210,777 to Union Pacific Railroad for damages resulting from John Davis Trucking Co.’s negligence when one of its trucks slammed into the passenger train at a rural crossing 70 m

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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - Cargill plans expansion at Madison, Minn., grain elevator

By: Forum News Service