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October 30, 2014: Truck drivers still scarce; Celadon makes another buy; former Dallas Cowboy now trucking company owner

Oct. 30, 2014

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

The Detroit News chronicles the latest woes in the hunt for folks willing to drive trucks for a living.

After a 20 year absence, a trucking company returns to its roots, according to the Twin-Falls Times News.

A judge upholds a $1 million award to port truckers in Oakland, CA, for pay docked for taking breaks and eating while on the job, SFGate reports.

The Indianapolis Business Journal offers details on the acquisition of a Pennsylvania motor carrier by Indiana-based trucking conglomerate Celadon Group.

A former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys got bored in retirement, so he started a trucking company two years ago, according to NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth.

The Lexington Dispatch reports on how a local city is altering its zoning ordinances to help a trucking company expand its operations.

Paccar reports higher profits as trucking companies continue to update their fleets with newer equipment, according to Reuters.

The Washington Post reports on an Associated Press study that found the Obama Administration awarded the lion’s share of $600 million in transportation grants to districts represented by Democrats.

Boston officially passes a truck side guard ordinance to help protect bicyclists, according to Bostlnno.

Do states with higher truck sales lean Republican? The Detroit Free Press digs into this question.

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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