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Business, Fuel, TCA

Jurors in Pilot Flying J Criminal Trial to Hear How Sales Team Veered Into Corruption

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Jurors in a Chattanooga courtroom will be going inside what the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer concedes was a corrupt sales division where fraud was taught and celebrated.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 6, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

FMCSA Grant is Helping Iowa Veterans Train for Trucking

Hawkeye Community College

With driver shortages across the country, training to become a trucker can be a good bet for employment.

Andrew Wind | Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa)
November 3, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Oil and Gas Companies Search for Truckers in Pennsylvania

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After 42 years with the same employer, Kevin Spath of West Deer, Pa., is facing the prospect of losing his job.

Brian C. Rittmeyer | The Valley News-Dispatch (Tarentum, Pa.)
November 3, 2017
Business, TCA

Old Dominion Takes Big Swing With MLB Deal

Old Dominion Freight Line

When Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. landed an advertising and marketing contract with Major League Baseball earlier this year, it was part of a long-term strategy to grow its business, representatives of the Thomasville, N.C.,-based trucking and logistics company said.

Pat Kimbrough | The High Point Enterprise (N.C.)
November 3, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Holiday Season Surge Could Hit 400 Million Packages

Mark Lennihan/AP

FedEx expects to deliver 380-400 million packages this holiday season with three busy Mondays driving a record-breaking pace.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Offers Peek at its Secluded Test Bed For Self-Driving Cars

Waymo

A bicyclist pedaled alongside the road and a pedestrian wandered into the crosswalk, as a self-driving minivan headed through a maze of roads in a desolate landscape. As the vehicle turned right, its steering wheel rotated above the empty driver’s seat.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Truckers to Pay 20¢ More a Gallon for Diesel Starting Nov. 1

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Beginning Nov. 1, drivers across California can expect to pay an extra 12 cents per gallon for gasoline at the pump, and an extra 20 cents per gallon for diesel.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
October 31, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

House Homeland Security Committee Calls for Increased Security Funding at LA, Long Beach Ports

Cargo trucks wait in line at the Port of Long Beach, in Long Beach, Calif.; Jae C. Hong/AP

While praising efforts to protect the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports from terrorist and cyber-attacks, members of Congress aired concerns Oct. 31 about threats to public safety and the economy if federal funding for maritime security programs isn’t raised to meet new threats.

Kevin Modesti | Daily News, Los Angeles
October 31, 2017
Business, TCA

Longtime Montana Trucker Delivering Capitol Christmas Tree

In nearly five decades of driving trucks, Larry Spiekermeier has placed sixth in the National Truck Driving Championships, twice been named Motor Carriers of Montana’s “Driver of the Year,” and logged 1.6 million accident-free miles with his current employer, Whitewood Transport.

Patrick Reilly | Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, Mont.)
October 31, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters Hold Public Picket Against CSX Future Health Benefits

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes

A division of the Teamsters union held what it called an informational picket Oct. 30 against Jacksonville-based CSX Corp., saying the company is planning to “drastically reduce our health insurance benefits.”

Drew Dixon | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 31, 2017

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