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August 21, 2014: Ford challengers line up; bridges get in the way of trucks; Teamsters said to harass a Top Chef; and a turtle chase

Aug. 21, 2014

Here’s a look at what’s trending in trucking today.

  • Ford is getting challenged as GMC, Toyota and Ram look to close the gap, reports the Los Angeles Times.
  • CNBC quotes ATA’s Bob Costello as it looks into why there are fewer truckers than jobs.
  • Trucks crashing into bridges make for good viral videos. But it’s a real problem in some areas of the country. In New York, the railroads are saying it’s not our problem. The Democrat & Chronicle explains.
  • Deadline.com writes that the local Teamsters union cooked up some harassment for Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi after TV network Bravo used non-union members during a Boston shoot.
  • An oversized load measuring 21 ft. wide and 16 ft. high is winding its way through Great Falls, MT. KRTV in Montana has pictures of this load and details on where it’s heading.
  • The Silverado is going old-school as Chevrolet rolls out a “Rally” model, according to USA Today.
  • Turtles may be slow, but they are determined little creatures. Celebuzz has a video of a cute turtle’s attempt to catch a remote-controlled truck in today’s viral animal video.
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Brian joined Fleet Owner in May 2008 after spending nearly 14 years as sports editor and then managing editor of several daily newspapers.  He and his staff  won more than two dozen major writing and editing awards. Responsible for editing, editorial production functions and deadlines.

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