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Thursday May 21, 2015 - Are trucking safety regulations being enforced?

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/traffic/2015/05/20/trucking-safety-regulations/27680217/

POOLER, Ga. -- 11Alive News now knows the names of those killed in Tuesday's fiery crash on I-16 near Savannah.

Fire officials said a tractor-trailer failed to stop.

It smashed into three cars and a pick-up truck before slamming into a second tractor trailer and bursting into flames.

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 - Freight Invoicing and Factoring Made Simple, Quick and Affordable
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.

The team behind Smart Freight Funding has more than 50 years combined driving, dispatching, contracting and accounting experience in the
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Wednesday May 20, 2015 - The Trucking Crisis

Maura Falk, Associate Editor

According to Jon Schultz of
Westfalia Technologies, Inc., there is a crisis on the trucking and shipping side of things, and it is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers and change the way warehouses and manufacturers need to operate.

“It is getting more and more difficult to find reliable trucking these days and a lot of customers are beginning to say that we just can’t re

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 - Truck Platooning Could Yield Significant Benefits, Says Report
A new report from ABI Research projects 7.7 million truck platooning systems will ship globally by 2025. The report says truck platoons are the most imminently anticipated application of highly automated driving in commercial vehicles.

As the report explains, a fusion of forward-looking radar and V2V communication enable fleets of trucks to safely maneuver w
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Tuesday May 19, 2015 - Shippers group urges DOT to release study it says shows safety of heavier trucks
By Matt Cole
http://www.ccjdigital.com/truck-size-and-weight-update-shippers-group-urges-dot-to-release-study-it-says-shows-safety-of-heavier-trucks/

The Department of Transportation is being urged to release new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data that allegedly

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 - Naked trucker threatens police with machete in Costco lot, cops say

A naked Bay Shore man wielding a 20-inch machete in a Costco parking lot was charged Monday after threatening bystanders and a cop with the weapon, Suffolk police said.

Jose Amaya, 37, of 1060 Joselson Ave., was arrested at a Lake Grove Costco and charged with menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon, Suffolk police said.

Several...


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Tuesday May 19, 2015 - Andersons Buys Kay Flo Assets to Boost Fertilizer Business

Shares of The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE -


Monday May 18, 2015 - How the trucking industry at the port is being hammered by the rest of the supply chain
By Karen Robes Meeks, Long Beach Press Telegram

Cargo containers filled with some 40,000 pounds of citrus picked from the Central Valley can sit for up to a month in a truck yard miles from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Steve Gardner’s yard, where 90 additional containers of frozen foods and California

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Monday May 18, 2015 - Trucking Industry Sees Record Revenues

By Amos Maki

http://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2015/may/18/trucking-industry-sees-record-revenues/

The U.S. trucking industry generated $700.4 billion in 2014, topping $700 billion for the first time ever, according to industry figures.


Monday May 18, 2015 - Rail companies wants bigger rise in truck road-use fees

Rail companies are demanding bigger increases to the fuel-based road charges that truck operators pay to help bankroll road building and maintenance amid debate about proposed hikes.

The Australian can reveal that Asciano, Aurizon and the Australian Rail Track Corporation have written to Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and all state transport ministers to argue that proposals to increase heavy-vehicle charges by just 0.6 per

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