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Monday Oct 20, 2014 - An Attorney’s Primer on Truck Drivers

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By Jennifer Wood

Associate

Roberts Perryman PC

How you interact with the truck drivers you represent can make a significant impact on your client’s satisfaction — and even the ultimate re

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Sunday Oct 19, 2014 - Fracking Boom Leads to Increase in Fatal Large Truck Accidents

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Increased natural gas fracking has led to a spike in fatal commercial motor vehicles accidents in Texas, reports the national law firm of Baron and Budd. According to statistics recently released by the Texas Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities has increased 50 percent since 2009. Statistics also show accidents resulting in multiple fatalities have more than dou

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Sunday Oct 19, 2014 - 80 percent of public oppose overturning current hours rule, trucking questions study

Safety groups and the Teamsters are pushing a new study that shows 80 percent of the American public wants Congress to leave the 2013 hours-of-service rule in place and to abandon efforts to suspend the rule.

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Sunday Oct 19, 2014 - Inspections show severity of trucking violations on rise
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Friday Oct 17, 2014 - Hopper Trailer Price Trends

The volume of machinery was astounding at Steffes Auctioneers’ summer consignment sale held near Fargo, North Dakota. So much iron was up for grabs that it took five auctioneers calling out of five trucks to cover the acres of iron.

By the end of the day, over $10 million exchanged hands.

Scott Steffes figures it was certainly one of the company’s larger consignment sales. Which is surprising considering plummeting commodity prices.

Surely, dealers who were se

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Friday Oct 17, 2014 - The Andersons Purchases Two Grain Companies in Texas

MAUMEE, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW/ -- The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces today it has finalized its purchase of the majority of the assets of two San Antonio, Texas-based, food grade corn companies, United Grain, LLC and Keller Grain, Inc.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014 - Waiver in Effect for Overweight Grain Loads
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Thursday Oct 16, 2014 - Michelin introduces regional single trailer tire

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10/15/2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin Americas Truck Tires has announced the launch of the Michelin X One Multi Energy T, a wide-base single trailer tire for regional operations that is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay-verified.

This latest addition to the X One family of tires delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear and outstanding fuel economy, while allowing fleets to carry mo

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014 - Grain Companies Responsible for Transportation Fiasco
A Saskatchewan farm group says grain companies and not the railways were responsible for the grain marketing catastrophe this past winter and spring.
Kyle Korneychuk with the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance says elevator companies have major control over grain movement.

Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 - ADM to Acquire Specialty Commodities Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland Company announced an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc., a leading originator, processor and distributor of healthy ingredients, including nuts, fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains, for $170 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.

"One of the ways we are improving returns and reducing the volatility of our earnings is through the expansion of our specialty ingredients portfolio," said ADM Chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. "One milestone
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