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Monday Nov 24, 2014 - Possible natural gas explosion at trucking facility

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters are investigating an explosion at a trucking business in Grand Rapids.

The explosion blew out windows and knocked the back wall off of its foundation at an office building inside Masselink Brothers Trucking, located at 901 Freeman Avenue SW near Market, around 4:20 a.m. Monday.

The explosion also caused a flash fire that firefighters were able to put out quickly.

The preliminary investigation indicates it was a natural gas e

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Monday Nov 24, 2014 - Tight truck capacity putting pressure on shippers: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Shippers continue to feel the effect of tight trucking capacity, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index compiled by FTR.

The reading of -6.6 in September was basically unchanged from the previous month and reflects sustained capacity tightness and rate increases for fleets. The cost to ship goods is expected to remain elevated, FTR indicated.

It says the typical slowdown in freight tonnage expected during the winter months will this year prov

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Monday Nov 24, 2014 - Issues: Coping with truckers along the interstate
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Traffic continues to be a hot topic with our You’ve Got Issues Facebook group.

Ellen Karsten of Bermuda Dunes put up two posts concerned about trucks constantly roaring along Interstate 10.

“Average speed limit 85!” she writes. “Arizona drivers zooming by, large interstate trucks doing 70! Scary. Where’s the Highway Patrol?&r

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Saturday Nov 22, 2014 - Buffalo snow-pocalypse: Stuck in a truck

TORONTO, Ont. – Earlier this week Brian Foster, a professional driver for Ontario-based J.G. Drapeau Transport, made a delivery he’ll never forget.

On Tuesday, the snowfall in Buffalo, N.Y. shocked residents when an incredible seven feet of white fluffy stuff covered their roads, yards, and cars. Buffalo and surrounding area were (and still are) in a “snow-pocalypse” as it has been dubbed on social media, because of the lake-effect, a weather phenomenon that hap

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Saturday Nov 22, 2014 - Winter truck load increases begin Monday for north, north central frost zones
By Brainerd Dispatch

Winter truck load increases will begin Monday on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones
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Saturday Nov 22, 2014 - New York broker for car haulers faces federal charges of wire, mail fraud
By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer

A New York auto freight broker is facing charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with a scheme federal investigators say bilked customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Gregory Sclafani, 62, of Southampton, N.Y., was arrested Nov. 13 without incident, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation &ndas

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Friday Nov 21, 2014 - The next big wave: how video and data will transform trucking
By Aaron Huff

Four large rooms full of cubicles join at the center of SmartDrive’s 25,000 sq.-foot office in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley neighborhood like the wings of a butterfly. Employees call this central area the “truckstop.”


Friday Nov 21, 2014 - Are You Tired of Waiting to get Paid for your Loads?
Freight factoring company, Smart Freight Funding, helps trucking companies of all sizes keep their trucks moving by getting paid quicker. Smart Freight Funding works with single truck operations, individual owner-operator, and larger companies managing several trucks and drivers. We offer competitive low rates, quick pay, and superb customer service.

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Friday Nov 21, 2014 - Chameleon Carrier Owner Continues Operating From Prison

Not everyone is cut out to be a Chameleon Carrier owner. You need a particular brand of stupidity to be shut down, reopen your company under a different name, and continue operating under the same unsafe conditions that got you put out of service in the first place. But it takes a truly idiotic mind to get shut down, reopen, get shut down again and sentenced to jail time, and then reopen againwhile serving your prison sentence.


Thursday Nov 20, 2014 - Large Crops Not Translating To Large Bankrolls For Farmers