November 10, 2014: Virginia debates transportation issues; One-legged truck driver keeps rolling; “Southern fried fuel truck” hits the road.

Nov. 10, 2014

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

Virginia’s state legislature begins a special session devoted to transportation issues, reports the Roanoke Times.

A truck driver with only one leg is profiled in the Gaston Gazette as he finds a way to keep on piloting his tractor-trailer.

A truck driver manages to avoid crashing into an out-of-control sedan, reports the Herald Sun – with the whole incident captured on the tractor-trailer’s dash-mounted camera.

Strong Class 8 truck orders indicate the U.S. economy is on a roll, according to the Journal of Commerce.

Ohio is halting the installation of highway guardrail caps, reports the Columbus Dispatch, as it awaits the results of crash safety tests.

The Daily News Journal takes a look at the so-called “southern fried fuel truck” built by Middle Tennessee University that’s heading out on a 3,500 mile road trip.

The Wall Street Journal reports that recalls and other issues are hindering Honda’s efforts to reach its sales target of 6 million vehicles per year.

Over 300 tow trucks participate in an annual charity convoy, reports WGN TV.

The U.S. government is finding itself increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to the Huffington Post – with ignorance among federal workers and contractors exacerbating the problem.

Third party logistics giant Transplace plans to buy a chemical logistics firm to expand its portfolio of services.

One of the members of the “Duck Dynasty” reality TV show stopped by the SEMA show in Las Vegas to talk trucks, reports the USA Today.

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Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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