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August 19, 2014: Searching for missing kids; truck driver saves 2 from fiery crash; same-sex driver training program deemed illegal

Aug. 19, 2014

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

  • Gordon Trucking, acquired last November by Heartland Express, is doing its part in Washington State to help find missing and exploited kids as chronicled by KLEWTV.
  • Kane is Able plans to deploy seven compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Volvo tractors as well as add 100 trailers to its fleet this year reports the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader.
  • Trucking is seen to be entering a “new era” of supply chain connectivity according to this story in the Journal of Commerce.
  • The EEOC rules that a same-sex driver training program operated by trucking firm New Prime Inc. violates the law, according to a story in OzarksFirst.
  • The Hill reports on a $1 million OSHA fine against a trucking firm that fired whistleblowers.
  • In-cab video rolled by WABC-TV New York shows a heroic truck driver pulling two survivors of a fiery highway crash near Biloxi, MS, to safety.
  • The New York Post reports on the Obama Administration’s plan to mandate anti-collision technology for cars.
  • The Journal of Commerce reports that a spate of trucking company bankruptcies may put an extra squeeze on shippers this fall.
  • Gov. Rick Scott of Florida embarks on a “transportation tour” to highlight his plans to spent $10 billion on various transportation projects if re-elected, according to News4JAX.
  • Another logistics deal marks the continuing consolidation trend within the industry, noted by the Logistics Business Review.
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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