Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
- Bill Graves, president & CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), released a video in honor of Veteran’s Day to thank American military personnel for their service – especially those working in the trucking industry.
- Forbes reports on the expanding efforts to help veterans become small business owners – maybe even in trucking – which is something they are more likely to do when compared to the rest of the U.S. population.
- Ford Motor Co. is now officially building its new aluminum F-150 pickup, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
- A California family pushes for tighter trucking regulations following the death of their son in a crash with a commercial vehicle, KION News 5 reports.
- A truck repair business is planning to expand big-time in Toledo, OH, according to The Blade newspaper.
- The Salinas Journal reports on a trucking company that got swindled by a road service scam.
- Truckers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may be planning to go on strike, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.
- The Boston Globe profiles a military veteran and expert mechanic who is now bringing old Army trucks back to life.
- Should fuel efficiency efforts be focused on trucks and not further development of hybrid cars? Green Car Reports digs into that question.