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November 3, 2014: More trucking consolidation; transportation on the election ballot; chasing cash lost in armored truck crash.

Nov. 3, 2014

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

Consolidation could pick up speed in trucking due to the fallout from government regulatory efforts combined with tight capacity, according to the Journal of Commerce.

The Austin Business Journal reports on aerodynamic wheel cover provider Flow Below winning a major contract from Mesilla Valley Transportation.

The Morning Call provides details about a $3.8 million legal settlement on behalf of a man who suffered severe injuries after his SUV got hit by two tractor-trailers.

An article in PayScale Career News encourages trucking companies to boost driver pay as the main way to recruit new workers.

Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election in the U.S., Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx calls for more highway spending, The Detroit News reports.

Streetsblog USA lays out what’s at stake in regarding six different state transportation funding proposals being put before voters on Nov. 4.

CBS Baltimore reports on the efforts of frenzied motorists to scoop up cash lost when an armored truck crashes on a Maryland highway.

A tanker truck crash created a “river of burning fuel” outside of Los Angeles, according to KTLA 5.

Pierce Manufacturing is recalling over 100 fire trucks to fix a defect, Fox Business News reports.

CNN reports on efforts in Germany to create “electrified highways” for trucks – an engineering concept being prepped for testing in the U.S., too.

Truck drivers at a FedEx freight terminal in New Jersey vote to join the Teamsters, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Engine maker Cummins plans to open a new $15 million logistics center at its home base in Indiana, according to The Republic newspaper.

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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