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September 3, 2014: Big trucks causing big problems for Arizona county; natural gas alert; residents fight truck stop plan

Sept. 3, 2014

Here is a look at what is happening around the trucking industry today:

  • CNN imagines a day when truck drivers are no longer needed, thanks to driverless vehicle technology.
  • Pickup tailgates are hot commodities for thieves these days, says the insurance industry. The Los Angeles Times details the reasons.
  • The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers sedan fuel economy in a truck-tough body, says the New York Daily News.
  • Parker Hannifin is endowing an engineering chair at Case Western Reserve University, making an initial gift of $2 million for the Arthur L. Parker Endowed Chair, says Phys.org.
  • Heavy trucks are adversely impacting roads in Arizona, and local leaders are looking for solutions, says the Benson News.
  • Two leading natural gas providers are warning CNG vehicle operators that improper calibration could lead to overfilling their vehicles this winter, reports NGI Daily.
  • The Associated Press is reporting that Morgantown, WV, has told heavy trucks no when it comes to traveling through the city’s downtown business district.
  • Residents in Holland Township, MI, are fighting a proposed truck stop in the area because of another business that is included on the township’s master plan for the area: adult entertainment. WZZM 13 has local reaction.
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