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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - Trucker takes a tinkle, almost dies...
A dashcam clip from Russia shows trucker stop at the side of the road to relieve himself, moments before two cars collide right next to him.

The footage shows the truck driver pull over on the side of the road. He hops out and starts taking a leak in the grass (in view of the camera, we might add).

Suddenly, two cars collide right behind him as they attempt to overtake another truck. We're not exactly sure what caused the collision, but it sure gave the trucker a fright. <
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Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Gavilon Grain acquires Silica Grain in Rice County

Gavilon Grain announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.

“Kansas grain continues to drive demand by our commercial food industry customers that want high quality wheat,” said Mike Barrett, regional vice president of North American Grain. “We look forward to extending our storage, marketing, cross-country tra

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Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Flagstaff plant explosion injures 4, authorities say

Four people were burned Sunday evening in a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff, authorities said.

Four contractors were doing welding work on the fifth floor of the plant, which is about 5 miles northeast of downtown Flagstaff, when dust produced during the food-making process ignited, according to Flagstaff Fire Department Capt. Bill Morse.

The explosion, which produced a brief fire, blew out several metal doors and burned all four contractors, wh

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Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Large truck hauling grain overturns on Greenbrier Road ramp to I-565

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A large truck overturned Monday morning as the driver was trying to turn onto I-565 from Greenbrier Road.

The driver was trying to turn toward Decatur. He was hauling grain, and some of it shifted on the turn which made the truck flip on its side. This happened about 9 a.m.

Crews brought in a grain vacuum to help clean up the spill, as well as two tow trucks to try to get the truck upright.

The driver of the truck was not hurt. No

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Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Farmhand Dies After Sinking Into Grain Truck
Winnipeg, MB, Canada / 680 CJOB - Winnipeg's News & Information Leader

RCMP say a farmhand has died near Sandy Lake after sinking down into a truck full of grain.

Yellowhead RCMP say the 44-year-old from the Keeseekoowenin First Nation was standing in the box of a grain truck when he began sinking into the grain.

Attempts to pull him out were unsuccessful – the truck’s chute had to be opened to release him.

He died in hospital Sunday. RCMP and

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Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Why Governments Should Recruit Trucking and Logistics Companies

Sunday Sep 14, 2014 - When Government Targets Truckers, Everything Becomes More Expensive

Enduring the bureaucratic and regulation-ridden work environment, U.S. truckers work tooth-and-nail to keep supply chains moving and on schedule. Because of regulatory interference, U.S. trucking outfits are among the few remaining industries that are still largely run and/or owned by mom-and-pop operations. According to the American Trucking Association, nearly 70 percent of all goods moved in the U.S. a

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Sunday Sep 14, 2014 - Scoular to acquire Evans, Winona facilities

OMAHA, NEB. — The Scoular Co. and Evans Grain announced an agreement under which Scoular will purchase Evans’ grain-handling facilities in five cities throughout Idaho and Oregon. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months.

“Scoular and Evans Grain have enjoyed a close trading relationship for many years, and we are pleased to take this important step to unite regional operations and to work with John Evans in the future,&rdquo

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Saturday Sep 13, 2014 - Capacity Crunch Changes Relationships Between Carriers, Shippers
By Deborah Lockridge

INDIANAPOLIS -- Partnership. Collaboration. Shipper of Choice. These were the buzzwords at this week's FTR Transportation Conference as truck and rail providers, shippers and others discussed the current capacity crunch and what's ahead for the freight transportation industry.

At this conference and many others over the past couple of years, analysts have talked about a looming driver shortage to end all driver shortages, driven by demographics, increa

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Friday Sep 12, 2014 - Carrier Owes Broker $6M Over Stolen Load

A carrier has lost a legal battle over who is responsible for paying for the $8.5 million of mostly uninsured cargo that was stolen out of one of their vehicles. A judge awarded almost $6 million to the broker after they filed a claim alleging that the carrier was contractually responsible for any damage that occurred during shipment.

The carrier, Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation Group, had a full shipment of pharmaceu

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