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Is Bad GPS Causing Trucks to Hit Low Bridges in New York Town?

In a bizarre turn of events, a second tractor-trailer hit a low railroad overpass in Glenville, New York, on Nov. 28, just hours after a similar incident at the rail bridge on Glenridge Road.

Stephen Williams | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
November 30, 2016
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Trucker Delivers Capitol Christmas Tree From Idaho

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On the morning of Nov. 28, Gary Amoth backed his 105-foot-long red truck next to the sidewalk of the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and dropped off a very special delivery: a monster-size Christmas tree from Idaho’s Payette National Forest.

Rob Hotakainen | McClatchy Washington Bureau
November 30, 2016
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Louisiana Transportation Chief: $700 Million Spending Hike 'Good, Practical'

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A $700 million yearly hike in state transportation spending would be a practical way to tackle Louisiana's road and bridge problems, state Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said Nov. 28.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
November 29, 2016
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State, Federal Officials to Meet About Removal of 'I Love NY' Highway Signs

Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau will meet with New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matt Driscoll next month to discuss a plan for taking down the more than 500 “I Love NY” tourism signs erected throughout the state, a spokesman for the federal agency said Nov. 28.

Lisa Irizarry | Newsday
November 29, 2016
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Cyber Monday at an Amazon Warehouse: Pick, Pack and Ship

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Pick, pack and ship is the motto at the Amazon fulfillment center, where more than 3,400 regular employees and thousands of seasonal helpers are pitching in to help make the holidays happen.

Brittany Britto | The Baltimore Sun
November 29, 2016
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Washington Teamsters Union May Dissolve After 15 Months

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Fifteen months after narrowly voting to unionize, two dozen truck driver, and warehouse workers at Goodwill Industries of the Columbia, Washington, are about to vote to decertify Teamsters Local 839.

Wendy Culverwell | Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Wash.)
November 29, 2016
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Wisconsin Trucker Gears up to Honor Service Members with Thousands of Wreaths

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Trucker Paul Sagehorn will ease his 53-foot semi-trailer onto the highway in front of The Hardware Store in Sparta, Wisconsin, on Dec. 13 for the 1,500-plus mile trek to Bangor, Maine, to pick up Christmas wreaths.

Mike Tighe | La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune
November 29, 2016
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FedEx Focuses on Boxes, Marks Cyber Monday Peak

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At the lab in suburban Collierville outside Memphis, Tennessee, technicians use machines to drop, squeeze, smash and vibrate packages containing such items flat-screen TVs, Memphis barbecue, cakes and guitars.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 29, 2016
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Minnesota Trucking Company Padlocks Doors, Shutting Out 95 Workers

Lakeville Motor Express in Roseville, Minnesota, abruptly padlocked its doors, locking out 95 truck drivers and dockworkers.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
November 28, 2016
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California Town Goes to Court to Remove Abandoned Hanjin Containers

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Officials in Ontario, California, are continuing efforts to remove hundreds of abandoned shipping containers that have illegally been placed on properties in agricultural  areas, City Manager Al Boling said.

Neil Nisperos | Inland Valley (Ontario, Calif.) Daily Bulletin
November 28, 2016

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