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November 6, 2014: FedEx Freight’s Logue stepping down; transportation big election winner; Miranda Lambert to represent Ram Trucks.

Nov. 6, 2014

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

William Logue, CEO of LTL carrier FedEx Freight, plans to step down at the end of 2014 due to health concerns, notes the Wall Street Journal.

Reuters notes that tight freight carrying capacity is doing wonders for the bottom line of XPO Logistics.

The top transportation savvy Democrat on Capitol Hill, Nick Rahall, lost his committee position and his seat in Congress as a result of the midterm elections, reports Streetsblog USA.

McClatchy DC notes that the issue of transportation turned out to be one of the biggest winners in this year’s midterm elections.

Several new Toyota TRD pickups and SUVs are being prepped for the Baja 1000 desert race, according to Autoblog.

The Tennessean notes that Country Western star Miranda Lambert just became the new spokesperson for Ram Trucks.

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles trade jabs over which of them has less truck congestion, reports the Journal of Commerce.

The Copenhagen Report shares the story of a trucking company relocating outside of Denmark to avoid unionization efforts.

A truck driver shares his grim outlook on the U.S. economy and his pay with Marketplace.org.

Discussion regarding a West Virginia town’s truck ban is being tabled for now, notes WAJR.com.

Fox Business reports that German factory orders are sluggish; another indication that Europe’s economy is stalling.

Losses increase for luxury electric car maker Tesla, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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