October 17, 2014: Proposing 82 hours for truck drivers; ABF’s Slagle retires; can you catch Ebola by using public transportation?

October 17, 2014: Proposing 82 hours for truck drivers; ABF’s Slagle retires; can you catch Ebola by using public transportation?

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

The Hill reports on a brewing battle over Congressional efforts to extend weekly truck driver on-duty time to 82 hours versus the current 70.

Roy Slagle is retiring as CEO of LTL carrier ABF Freight, according to the Arkansas Business Review, to be replaced by Tim Thorne.

Can you catch Ebola by using public transportation systems such as buses and airplanes? Yahoo!Health tries to answer that perilous question.

Wisconsin inspectors say truck safety violations are on the rise in the Badger state, according to WISN 12.

Rail freight volumes keep right on growing, notes RailwayAge magazine.

The Tribune Review reports on the winter preparations being undertaken by PennDOT snow plow operators.

Roger Penske is making some big investments in heavy truck businesses down under, notes the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.

Fox News reports on the amazing survival of a female car driver who slammed into not one but two tractor-trailers on a busy European highway.

Forbes magazine offers some tips on how to build a debt-free data logistics facility.

Fears regarding economic “deflation” are growing in Europe, according to The Telegraph newspaper – and that doesn’t bode well for global trade volumes or freight flows.

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