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October 13, 2014: Deadly truck crashes up in Texas, diesel availability expands, and female driving opportunities

Oct. 13, 2014

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation today:

  • Rising interest in diesel as a fuel for consumer vehicles is increasing the availability in diesel as gas stations across the country, reports Green Car Reports.
  • Winds associated with strong storms in the Oklahoma City area toppled two tractor-trailers Sunday and then knocked down power lines, forcing the closing of Interstate 40 on both Sunday and this morning, says TribTown.com.
  • The Houston Chronicle says that with the boom in oil in the state has come a side effect: more truck traffic and a 50% increase in fatal accidents involving trucks.
  • The success of Uber is offering lessons in geofencing for fleets, the CEO of FleetMind tells Business Solutions.
  • Western Michigan is feeling the dual issues of tightening trucking capacity and too few drivers, reports MiBiz.
  • The engineers of tomorrow where challenged to build a new Tonka truck out of old trucks. WABI TV 5 reports on the kids’ successes.
  • The Chicago Tribune reports on how the truck driver shortage is opening the doors a bit wider for female drivers.
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