March 9, 2015: Technology altering trucking; GM plans $5 billion stock buyback; toy truck auction raises cash for cancer-stricken child.

March 9, 2015: Technology altering trucking; GM plans $5 billion stock buyback; toy truck auction raises cash for cancer-stricken child.

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

  • Arkansas Business Online profiles motor carrier PAM Transportation about how technology is completely altering trucking operations.
  • GM plans to buy back $5 billion worth of its stock by 2016, reports the USA Today.
  • Global crude oil prices are again on the decline, notes Reuters, which could foster another drop in fuel prices.
  • Arkansas truckers are backing their Congressional representative’s efforts to make changes at FMCSA, says Arkansas Online.
  • A toy truck auction raises $3,500 for a child stricken with cancer, according to the Indianapolis Star.
  • Fortified “rescue trucks” built for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo prove no match for Mother Nature, reports the Albany Times Union.
  • A road rage incident between a truck driver and bicyclist is caught on camera, notes Fox 6 Now News.
  • The Poughkeepsie Journal reviews the high fuel mileage cars and trucks on display at the Hudson Valley Auto Show.
  • Supply Chain Digital offers up five reasons why starting a freight brokerage business this year is a smart idea.
  • The Savanah Morning News profiles the new chief of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics.
  • Oregon Republicans are suspending their participation in efforts to devise a financing plan for road reports and other transportation projects in the Beaver state, according to the Blue Mountain Eagle.
  • North Carolina is seeking public input on efforts to craft a 10-year, $15 billion transportation plan for the Tar Heel state, notes WNCN.
  • Washington D.C.’s long-troubled streetcar program may end up being scuttled, reports the Washington Post.
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