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November 7, 2014: HOS exemption sought by port truckers; Alaska’s natural gas trucking plan in doubt; Attracting high schoolers to trucking.

Nov. 7, 2014

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

The Press Telegram reports on efforts by a port trucking group to win an hours of service (HOS) exemption in order to unclog cargo congestion at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

A civil suit is filed by a couple injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer, according to Insurance News Net.

WFMZ covers a public hearing where local residents protest the planned construction of big cross-docking truck terminal.

Canada gives the green light to a big trucking merger, reports the Journal of Commerce.

Alaska’s effort to switch commercial trucks to run on natural gas may be faltering, the News Miner reports – mainly over cost concerns.

Efforts to get high school students interested in becoming truck drivers are spreading, notes the Winona Daily News.

The USA Today reports that Ram’s diesel-powered 1500 pickup nabbed “Green truck of the Year” honors.

Trash trucks with robotic arms are more expensive yet save on labor costs, according to The Journal News.

The Chicago Tribune notes that the head of the Federal Railroad Administration is resigning and returning home – to Chicago.

A freight train derails in Canada, plunging into the Quebec River, reports the National Post.

Hackers pinched over 53 million customer emails amongst other sensitive data from Home Depot, according to First Coast News.

Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings will be injurious to bondholders, reports Crain’s Detroit Business – and that may have implications for transportation bond offerings by other cities.

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