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February 18, 2015: Road salt destroying vehicles; city ignores road upkeep; finding solutions to the driver shortage

Feb. 18, 2015

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

  • Troubles at the West Coast ports continue to grow as labor troubles and congestion are affecting operations, says Recycling Today.
  • With infrastructure funding a problem everywhere, one man in Big Bear City, CA, has a different issue with the upkeep of his local road: city officials say it’s not their responsibility. Big Bear Grizzly tells his story.
  • FOX Connecticut reports on the damage that road salts, used by transportation departments, is causing to vehicles.
  • Logistics Viewpoints explores driverless trucks and whether they are really an answer to the driver shortage.
  • Crain’s New York Business looks at the differences between former Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion-pricing proposal suggested in 2007 and a tolling plan pitched yesterday by Move NY.
  • A truck driver in Tennessee shares his tips on driving safely around big rigs with WRCB TV.
  • A millennial in Arkansas has built a consulting business on ways to help companies solve problems in innovative ways. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, he is now applying those skills to the truck driver shortage.
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Brian Straight | Managing Editor

Brian joined Fleet Owner in May 2008 after spending nearly 14 years as sports editor and then managing editor of several daily newspapers.  He and his staff  won more than two dozen major writing and editing awards. Responsible for editing, editorial production functions and deadlines.

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