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Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Dear truck driver: Thank you for all you do

We are in the midst of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and since I have spent the past 6 plus years covering the industry here at Fleet Owner, I’ve gained a new perspective, and appreciation, for the jobs truck drivers do.

I will admit, before I took this job, I had little understanding of how


Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Judge drops trucker medical card fraudster's bond to just $5k Wednesday

A Metropolitan Court Judge dropped the bond on Paul Bateman, the man accused of giving more than 600 truckers fraudulent medical cards, from $75,000 cash/surety to just $5,000 cash/surety Wednesday, meaning he will only have to pay $500 to bond out of jail again.

Bateman was arrested again by Albuquerque police Sept. 12 after officers conducted a sting operation on his illegal medical card operation.

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Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Teens caught stealing 1 ton of grain off train

Uncle Ben would be steaming mad!

A teenager and two pals broke into a train at a Jersey City rail yard — to swipe nearly 1 ton of rice, police sources said.

James Anderson, 19, and two other alleged crooks cut the lock on a rail car at Global Terminal and loaded 32 cases totaling 1,920 pounds of Canilla Rice into a GMC Yukon at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Port Authority police said.

When cops showed up, two of the rice-wrangling thieves bolted, leaving Anderson sitting in the S

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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - Trucking Company Could Owe Millions After Deadly Train Crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens.

A federal jury in Reno awarded $4.5 million to Amtrak and $210,777 to Union Pacific Railroad for damages resulting from John Davis Trucking Co.’s negligence when one of its trucks slammed into the passenger train at a rural crossing 70 m

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Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - Cargill plans expansion at Madison, Minn., grain elevator

By: Forum News Service


Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 - Cargill shutting down Memphis corn mill

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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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