October 24, 2014: The driver shortage continues; an update on DME; utility crew saves pinned truck driver.

Oct. 24, 2014

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

The Valdosta Daily Times posts the latest story covering the ongoing efforts to curb the driver truck shortage.

An opinion column in the Capital Press calls for the southern U.S. border to be opened to Mexican truckers.

The Triangle Business Journal files an update on the testing of dimethyl ether or DME as a commercial vehicle fuel by Volvo Trucks.

A horrific highway crash in South Africa centers on a truck with faulty brakes, according to the Independent Online.

KCCI 8 reports on how a utility crew used their boom truck to lift a Class 8 tractor off a man pinned underneath – saving his life.

Daimler AG and Volvo AB are apparently the focus on a European Union anti-trust probe, according to Bloomberg.

The Winnipeg Free Press reports on truckers pitching in to haul desperately-needed doghouses for an animal rescue league.

After tragically running over and killing a seven-year old in Los Angeles, residents attack an ice cream truck driver, according to ABC News.

The San Francisco Examiner reports on the efforts of a local sanitation company to run its trucks on fuel made from converted food waste.

Ford Motor Co. watched profits fall in the third quarter on European losses and lower North American production, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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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