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2 Truckers Arrested in Ontario Truck Stop Stabbing

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20170110/2-truckers-arrested-in-ontario-truck-stop-stabbingAuthorities learned the men allegedly attacked the victim over a debt owed to the trucking company, according to police reports ... Paramedics took him to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 2 truckers arrested in Ontario truck-stop stabbing

I-465 Northbound Closed Indefinitely After Truck Hits Overpass

http://cbs4indy.com/2017/01/10/crash-leaves-debris-on-interstate-shuts-down-i-465-northbound-near-rockville-road/Bridge inspectors were sent to the scene. The company that owns the truck, Twins Trucking Inc., has a satisfactory rating from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This means the company is in compliance with safety measures. I-465 northbound closed indefinitely after truck hits overpass, leaving debris on road

Truck Crashes Into Allamuchy General Store

http://www.njherald.com/20170110/truck-crashes-into-allamuchy-general-storeALLAMUCHY -- A tractor trailer truck crashed into the Allamuchy General Store shortly ... It could not immediately be determined if any injuries resulted from the crash. Truck crashes into Allamuchy General Store

 

5 New Regulations That Could Change Trucking

http://www.dat.com/blog/post/5-New-Regulations-that-Could-Change-TruckingAll interstate motor carriers will be required to have their trucks equipped with electronic logging devices by December, and truck drivers will have to switch ... 5 New Regulations that Could Change Trucking

 

Autonomous Trucks Hold Promise, But Sensible Regulation Is Needed, ATA’s Spear Tells TRB

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44474WASHINGTON — Autonomous truck technology ... policies and regulations do not stifle innovation or inhibit the flexibility of carriers to choose automated technologies best suited to their individual needs,” he said. Autonomous Trucks Hold Promise, But Sensible Regulation Is Needed, ATA’s Spear Tells TRB

Truck Drivers Stuck Waiting For Wind To Calm Down

http://fox21news.com/2017/01/09/truck-drivers-stuck-waiting-until-wind-calms-down/Truck drivers stuck waiting until wind calms downDozens of professional truck drivers are hunkering down at rest stops along I-25 and delaying their trips until the wind gusts calm down. “Believe me it's scary,” said Terry Duncan, a professional truck driver. “It's scary, it is. Truck drivers stuck waiting until wind calms down - FOX21News.com

Shippers Say Simplifying Supply Chain Practices Key For 2017

http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/shippers-say-simplifying-supply-chain-practices-key-2017Survey of nearly 2,200 shippers by Averitt Express finds 73% expect freight volumes to increase in 2017; a 5% jump from similar expectations made ahead of 2016. An annual survey conducted among nearly 2,200 shippers by trucking conglomerate Averitt Express finds a majority are “optimistic” about freight volumes heading into 2017, with more seeking ways to “simplify” their supply chain practices, which includes cutting back on the number of motor carriers they contract with. Shippers say simplifying supply chain practices key for 2017

Woman Dies in Crash With Dump Truck on SR-31

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34222911/fatal-crash-reported-on-old-bayshore-roadOne person died in a crash at a North Fort Myers intersection Tuesday morning. Troopers say a car was stopped at a stop sign at Old Bayshore Road when the female driver turned onto SR-31 and was hit by a dump truck. It happened just after 6:30 a. Woman dies in crash with dump truck on SR-31

Driver Dies After Truck Strikes A Tree

http://thetandd.com/news/local/driver-dies-after-truck-strikes-tree/article_56acb213-cb42-530f-8392-dc433b18111f.htmlHOLLY HILL -- A driver died Monday morning after his pickup truck struck a tree and caught fire near Holly Hill. The accident happened at 7:35 a.m. on U.S. Highway 15 near the intersection with Bunch Ford Road. Driver dies after truck strikes tree

 

Truck Crash on I-90 Near Route 306

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170110/truck-crash-on-i-90-near-route-306-sends-one-to-hospitalOne person was taken to Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby for precautionary reasons Jan. 10 following a two-truck crash on Interstate 90. Truck crash on I-90 near Route 306 sends one to hospital

 

 

Driving Ambition Honors 2016 Employee of the Year

http://www.drivingambitioninc.com/blog/driving-ambition-honors-2016-employee-of-the-yearEvery year, Driving Ambition highlights an employee who exemplifies service and leadership. The award is a token of the company's appreciation for the employee’s dedication and commitment to excellence.  Recently, Driving Ambition honored Mr. Clint Hanner, the CDL Driver Recruiter for the Louisville, Ky. branch, as "2016 Employee of the Year. Driving Ambition Honors 2016 Employee of the Year

One Lane Open After Double Semi-Truck Crash in Mentor

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/01/one_lane_open_after_double_sem.htmlLAKE COUNTY, Ohio -- One lane is back open on Interstate 90 westbound past Ohio 306 after a double semi-truck crash. The lane will close intermittently as a semi is removed, according to the city of Mentor. One lane open after double semi-truck crash in Mentor

 

Florence-Darlington Tech Awards Commercial Drivers Licenses to Hartsville Natives

http://www.scnow.com/messenger/news/article_7723adfa-d752-11e6-9c9a-3798523e4e19.htmlFlorence-Darlington Tech awards commercial drivers licenses to Hartsville natives“This particular CDL class is meaningful for Florence-Darlington Technical College for several reasons,” said Associate Vice President of Corporate and Workforce Development, Lauren Holland. Florence-Darlington Tech awards commercial drivers licenses to Hartsville natives - SCNow

UPS Acquires Freightex To Accelerate Expansion of UK and European truckload Brokerage Business

The company has eight locations across the UK and Europe and uses an asset-light model to match customers’ outgoing freight shipments with available trucking capacity in its network of carriers. UPS acquires Freightex to accelerate expansion of UK and European truckload brokerage business

Diesel Climbs Again, Up 1.1¢ to $2.597 a Gallon

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44469The U.S. average retail price of diesel increased 1.1 cents to $2.597 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy, as more U.S. Diesel Climbs Again, Up 1.1¢ to $2.597 a Gallon

 

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2017/01/ata-kicks-off-final-round-of-america-s-road-team-selection.aspxThe American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans. ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

 

Driver Found Dead in Truck in Upper Valley Ditch

http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/traffic/2017/01/09/driver-found-dead-truck-upper-valley-ditch/96369868/Driver found dead in truck in Upper Valley ditch A 60-year-old man found Sunday afternoon in a truck crashed in a ditch in the Upper Valley, Doña Ana County sheriff's officials said. Check out this story on ElPasoTimes.com: http://www.elpasotimes. Driver found dead in truck in Upper Valley ditch

Truck Driver Injured in Crash With School Bus in Port Richmond

http://6abc.com/1694365/Police are investigating a crash involving a school bus in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. It happened shortly after 5 p.m. Monday on Castor Avenue just north of Balfour Street. Police say a pickup truck struck the side of a small school bus. Truck driver injured in crash with school bus in Port Richmond