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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 - Freight Brokers: 2 Common Service Problems and How to Fix Them

In Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Jacquelyn Lynn explain how you can get started in the freight brokerage industry, from your first steps to hiring employees, marketing your business and managing your finances. In this edited excerpt, the auth

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Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 - Road-salt transport lacking

Road-salt transport lacking; carrier sues motorist for crash; trucking firm turns freight broker to survive.

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

Transporting much-need roadway de-icing salt to many U.S. cities ahead of winter is proving difficultdue to a lack of trucks, notes the

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Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 - Trucker dies after being struck by tow hook in farming accident - See more at: http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=27850#.VEZ3AvnF9IE
By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer

A Delaware truck driver was killed in a farming accident Saturday morning after a tow hook came crashing through his windshield, according to a report from the Delaware State Police.

The victim, 66-year-old George R. Lyman, Jr., of Middletown, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being struck in the chest by the tow hook.

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Tuesday Oct 21, 2014 - Mandatory Driver Training: About Time

Better late than never, I guess. But 30 years late? Not good enough.

Two days after the Toronto Star published an article on truck-driver training and licensing, one that exposed to the public some pretty dirty laundry, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven

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

This Opinion piece appears in the Oct. 20 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

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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