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September 4, 2014: Stuck on a hairpin; midsize pickups in demand; big rig creates campaign dispute

Sept. 4, 2014

Here’s a look at what is happening around the world of trucking today:

  • A truck driver in Napa County in California trusted his GPS a little too much, says the Press Democrat. The hairpin turn he encountered was a little too sharp the resulting 5-hour blockage of the road didn’t sit well with locals.
  • GM’s re-introduced Colorado and Canyon midsize pickups are quickly gaining converts. Gas2 reports dealers are ordering as many as five times the vehicles the automaker expected.
  • A big rig is taking center stage in a Michigan campaign spat. Democrats have filed a complaint over a Republican candidate’s use of a truck for advertising. The Washington Examiner reports.
  • Over objections from city residents, the Enoch (Utah) City Council has passed an ordinance allowing tractor-trailers to park on city streets, the Spectrum says.
  • A bus in Phoenix was swallowed up by a sinkhole. A crane was needed to pull the bus out, says The Garden Island.
  • Truck drivers along I-94 in Michigan are now finding it easier to find rest as new roadside signs indicate available truck parking along the route, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports.
  • Local residents are furious with the large trucks hauling debris from a construction site in West Palm Beach, FL, because they are “barreling down” the road, says one resident. The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Brian Straight | Managing Editor

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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