October 29, 2014: Truck firms sue over ban; family owners bow out; and crash spreads butter across roadway, causing closure

October 29, 2014: Truck firms sue over ban; family owners bow out; and crash spreads butter across roadway, causing closure

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

  • A pair of trucking companies have sued Morgantown, WV, over its downtown truck ban, according to an Associated Press article in the Cumberland Times-News.
  • As the economy has slowly improved, transportation stocks have gone along for the ride, according to Investing Daily.
  • A family-owned trucking firm in Sauk City, WI, has finally left the family after 60 years as the last remaining family member has sold the business, says The Eagle.
  • The Times-Gazette profiles a local finalist for one of the spots on America’s Road Team. He is also the first driver ever hired by Big G Express, says the paper.
  • Live Science looks at how the combination of drones and electric vehicles could make for a truly green delivery process.
  • A truck slammed into a bridge on the Connecticut-New York border Tuesday, catching fire and spilling its cargo of liquid butter across the roadway, causing a major commuter route to be closed for most of the day, says CBS New York.
  • KIMT News 3 digs into the myth about pickup truck tailgates and fuel mileage.

 

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