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August 18, 2014: Public remains blind to trucking; relying on technology; Motley Crue crash

Aug. 18, 2014

Here’s a list of the top trucking-related news now trending on the Internet:

  • Shannon Newton, newly-installed chief of the Arkansas Trucking Association, tells Arkansas Business that the U.S. public has a “blind spot” when it comes to how the industry affects standards of living across the nation.
  • Technology is often performing in a “clutch role” for trucking firms these days, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.
  • Food trucks are rapidly shedding their “roach coach” past to become purveyors of increasing “haute cuisine” according to The Boston Globe newspaper.
  • The Northwestern profiles an Oshkosh, WI-based female truck driver who’s in the running for an annual “Top Rookie” award.
  • Head-on collision between two freight trains rocks Arkansas, USA Today reports.
  • Tractor-trailer hauling equipment for heavy metal band Motley Crue is involved in a fatal wreck, according to the Ultimate Classic Rock website.
  • The Columbus Dispatch reports on a college team trying to set electric vehicle speed records.
  • The New York Times reports that China is accusing Germany’s Mercedes Benz of anti-trust violations related to its sales and pricing schemes.
  • A CNN reporter expresses his big kid-styled love of big trucks.
About the Author

Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

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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