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Friday Mar 27, 2015 - Calif. Man Electrocuted While Dumping Grain

March 27--The death of a 51-year-old Hanford man who was electrocuted Wednesday while unloading grain from his tanker truck has been ruled an accident, Fresno County Coroner's officials said Thursday.

Officials say it was around 3:15 p.m. when truck driver Luis Santos attempted to drop off a load of grain at a dairy southwest of Easton. Santos had to climb on top of his steel tanker to loosen the grain, which officials said often sticks inside truck trailers since it c

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Friday Mar 27, 2015 - Farm varmints take a ride to the grain elevator

Dad recalls years ago climbing a bin to check the corn only to find six eyes staring back at him.

Mama Raccoon and two pups had decided to call it home. Apparently, she had navigated the grain leg and drop pipes and decided the bin was a nice place to have a family. Not wanting the fight that day, he drew corn from a different bin. He went back a few weeks later, and all was well as the family had moved out.

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Friday Mar 27, 2015 - Industry, gov’t support needed to keep truckers trucking goods

When store shelves become sparsely stocked and farm products are stalled at point of origin, it will be too late to sound an alarm.?

So it’s time now to look carefully at the shortage of truck drivers across Canada — indeed, across North America — and figure out solutions.?

Trucking firms across the West already report difficulty finding enough drivers to ship goods. They anticipate the situation will grow worse because few people are joining the industry.?


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Thursday Mar 26, 2015 - Freightliner SuperTruck hauls goods, sips fuel

Freightliner has unveiled the result of its SuperTruck project, and it lives up to the name.

The tractor-trailer was developed in partnership with a five-year, $115 million Department of Energy program that challenged truck makers to improve big rig fuel economy by at least 50 percent, and match the funding by the same amount.


Thursday Mar 26, 2015 - ATA again urges FMCSA to remove from CSA crashes not fault of truck

ARLINGTON, Va. — Citing three recent fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles at which the CV was not at fault, the American Trucking Associations has again urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make a “common sense” change to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability safety measurement system, specifically the removal of crashes trucking companies and their drivers did not cause.

“ATA identified the inclusion of all crashe

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Thursday Mar 26, 2015 - Name of the game still fuel savings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Volvo Trucks is still working on its DME or dimethyl ether diesel alternative fuel internally behind the scenes, OEM officials said today at the Mid-America Trucking Show here. But they haven’t decided, yet, on a release date because they recognize the market isn’t developed enough, yet.

The comments were made following the introduction of several different money-saving equipment and technology offerings by Volvo, including a packa

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Thursday Mar 26, 2015 - 45 minutes and you could be a trucker
his week's crash on the 401 near the 404, involving a transport truck has raised more than a few questions.

We know the driver of the rig has been charged with Careless Driving. And we know he's a 21 year old man from Brampton.

But Provincial Police have already said speed is believed to have been a factor, and now they are saying inexperience behind the wheel of a big rig could have played a role.

Newstalk1010 has learned that to drive a transport truck in th
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Thursday Mar 26, 2015 - Driver wage hikes could raise truckload pricing 12-18 percent

Hefty increases in truck driver wages will propel truckload rates higher in 2015 and beyond, potentially pushing pricing up by double digits, a transportation analyst warns. Truckload rates may need to rise as much as 12 to 18 percent to pay for higher driver wages.

“While our current earnings models assume low-to-mid-single-digit (truckload) price increases over the next couple of years, we would like to point out these estimates will likely be proven wrong,&

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Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 - Freight Factoring Specifically for the Bulk Trucking Industry
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 t
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Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 - Trucker hauling beer fails breathalyzer

A semi-truck loaded with bottles of beer was impounded after the driver failed a breathalyzer test on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The man behind the wheel of the big rig was spotted “driving erratically, possibly impaired,” in Langley during the day on March 9.

After making an unspecified “hand gesture” to another commercial trucker passing by, that driver notified RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services and officers caught up with the white truck in Abbotsford

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