RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana regulators are seeking a more than $12,000 fine against a Texas trucking company accused of causing a fish kill in eastern Indiana.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently issued a notice of violation against MOB Carriers, Euless, Texas, ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was supposed to be a great year for marijuana entrepreneur Brian Blatz.
When California broadly legalized pot on Jan. 1, the lawyer with a background in banking and health care had been working for a year to set up a trucking company that would whisk fragrant ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three more former executives of the largest U.S. fuel retailer have been sentenced to prison in a plot to cheat trucking companies out of millions of dollars.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
Truck driver charged with 2nd rape based on DNA test
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in Erie County say DNA has tied a truck driver already charged with a 2017 rape to a similar crime two years earlier.
Jerome Keyes was charged Tuesday in the beating and rape of a 42-year-old woman in Erie in 2015.
Keyes is already in custody, charged ...
US wholesale prices rise 0.1 pct., a sign inflation in check
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices barely rose last month as a sharp decline in the cost of gas offset pricier freight trucking services and mobile phone plans.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that the producer price index — which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer — ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel has approved economic incentives of $975,000 for an aluminum rolling company and $772,000 for a trucking technology firm.
The State Funding Board approved an economic development grant Monday for Gränges Americas Inc. in Huntingdon and job training ...
Mac Collins, pioneering rural Georgia Republican, dies at 74
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians are remembering Mac Collins, a truck driver-turned-lawmaker who helped build Georgia’s Republican Party.
Collins died Tuesday and a funeral is scheduled Sunday.
Mississippi State cuts ties with questionable sponsor
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University and the company that owns its sports broadcast rights have ended a sponsorship by a trucking company led by a man pardoned of cyberstalking.
Gulf Relay of Clinton sponsored the university’s military appreciation ceremonies before last ...
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — A trucking company is having a $9 million operations and training center built in Ankeny.
The Des Moines Register reports that Ruan Transportation Management Systems says the project will create at least 40 new jobs. The company also plans to relocate more than 100 ...
Lamont stands by plan to toll only tractor trailer trucks
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont says he continues to support tolling only big rigs, despite a new study that shows more money can be generated from wider-ranging tolling.
The Democrat said Monday that his position on electronic tolling “is very clear” and his new ...
Lebanon’s ‘lung’ to Gulf markets choked by politics
AL-MASNAA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed overland trade route to lucrative Persian Gulf markets.
But lingering disputes between Lebanon ...
Montana man gets year in prison for oil plant explosion
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana trucking company owner has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after being convicted of criminal charges stemming from an explosion at an oil processing plant.
Three workers were seriously injured in the 2012 explosion, which sparked a fire that ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by costlier gas, food, and chemicals, U.S. wholesale prices surged 0.6 percent in October, the biggest month-to-month rise in six years. Yet excluding items that tend to fluctuate sharply from month to month, inflation pressures remain tame.
The jump in the producer ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former Pilot Flying J vice president federal prosecutors described as the architect of a scheme to defraud trucking companies has been sentenced by a federal judge in Tennessee.
News outlets report that 55-year-old John “Stick” Freeman was ordered on Wednesday ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit northwest Wisconsin this weekend to attend a campaign rally with Gov. Scott Walker.
Walker’s campaign says Pence will join the governor for a rally Saturday at Valley Cartage, a trucking company in Hudson.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer should celebrate Christmas in prison.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say transportation technology company KeepTruckin Inc. is investing $3.6 million to expand its current operations in Tennessee.
Gov. Bill Haslam says in a statement that the fleet management company plans to hire about 385 people to fill sales ...
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski on Thursday promised Connecticut’s trucking industry that he won’t push for highway tolls if he’s elected in November.
“I will have your back,” the Madison businessman told members of the Motor Transport Association ...
WARREN, Mich. (AP) _ Universal Truckload Services Inc. (ULH) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $15.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Warren, Michigan-based company said it had net income of 53 cents.
Spanish police arrest 16 in bust of Dutch-led drug gang
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have seized more than 6.3 metric tons (6.94 tons) of cocaine and broken up a Dutch-led drug-trafficking gang, arresting 16 people.
Police said in a statement Thursday the gang used a company importing fruit from Costa Rica as a cover for their ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer wants to spend the winter holidays at home before reporting to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.
A federal judge had previously granted Mark Hazelwood’s request to postpone ...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The owner of a Canadian trucking company involved in the fatal hockey team bus crash that killed 16 people has been charged.
Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Wednesday that Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking is charged with non-compliance with ...
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of an 8-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer as she crossed a southwest Missouri road to board a school bus have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
GRADYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Communities are often defined on the stability of their local businesses. For Gradyville that means The Den of Antiquity, a former general store turned antique shop that has stood at the crossroads of Gradyville and Middletown roads for more than 90 years.
The store ...
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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Federal regulators sued the Greeley, Colorado-based trucking firm JBS Carriers, alleging it violated federal law by using pre-employment screening to reject job applicants on the basis of disability.
JBS Carriers spokeswoman Misty Barnes tells
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Some local governments in the Upper Peninsula are opposing a Senate bill that would reduce seasonal restrictions on logging trucks and equipment.
Pilot Flying J ex-president to appeal sentence in fraud case
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer will appeal his 12 ½ year prison sentence for his role in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.
Jim Walden, an attorney for Mark Hazelwood, said in a press release Thursday that the sentence was “unreasonably ...
Pilot Flying J ex-president sentenced to 12 ½ years
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison and fined $750,000 in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
Prosecutor: No charges on Missouri work with trucking firm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor on Thursday announced he won’t press charges related to allegations of conflicts of interest between state agencies and a trucking technology company.
Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson said he found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing ...
Nebraska company sued over refusal to hire deaf driver
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing an Omaha-based trucking company for refusing to hire a driver from Texas because he is deaf.
The lawsuit says Werner Enterprises declined to hire Andrew Deuschle multiple times,
Domestic violence motive investigated in California rampage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday were investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife and four others before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Southern California, authorities said.
Javier Casarez fatally shot himself ...
Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said Thursday.
Companies seek to increase weight limits on US 93, Idaho 75
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on highways crossing a dozen south-central Idaho bridges.
The proposed increase to the weight limit could mean fewer but heavier trucks on sections of U.S. 93 and Idaho 75 because ...
Deadly New Mexico bus crash prompts negligence claims
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. Eight people were killed and 25 injured, including three young ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly crash of commercial bus and semi-truck crash in New Mexico (all times local):
Two people have sued a California-based trucking company whose semitrailer crashed into a commercial bus on a New Mexico interstate, killing eight ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit over its new truck tolls.
The state’s attorney general filed a motion Friday in Providence arguing that the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction.
Rhode Island began tolling trucks in June as part ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung promoted his candidacy on an hourlong radio infomercial that’s hosted by a lobbyist for the trucking industry, and campaign records reviewed by The Associated Press show he failed to report the donation of radio ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for a Montana trucking company was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling nearly $100,000 from the firm.
The Billings Gazette
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the nation’s largest fuel retailer has been given a delay in sentencing for his conviction in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the nation’s largest fuel retailer convicted of defrauding customers of more than $23 million is seeking to delay his sentencing, citing faulty math.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) — All police operations have been suspended in a North Carolina town in the aftermath of public corruption charges levied against its chief and an officer.
Southport Mayor Jerry Dove
WARREN, Mich. (AP) _ Universal Truckload Services Inc. (ULH) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $17.7 million.
On a per-share basis, the Warren, Michigan-based company said it had net income of 62 cents.
The trucking and logistics company posted revenue of $365.9 million ...
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) — The police chief of a coastal North Carolina city and another officer have been arrested after authorities say an investigation found they were working at second jobs while on the clock.
Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David said at a press conference Thursday ...
DALLAS (AP) — The owner of a Dallas trucking company must serve six months in prison for bribing a Texas trooper in exchange for favorable inspections on rigs.
Federal court records show 41-year-old Orlinte Cruz was also sentenced Thursday to six months of home confinement following ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A national trucking industry group is fighting Rhode Island over new tolls, arguing that large commercial tractors are being unfairly targeted.
The lawsuit was filed in Providence federal court Tuesday by Virginia-based American Trucking Associations and claims ...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A survey of truck drivers passing through Wyoming found their top safety concerns to be winter weather, high wind speeds and other drivers.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fire has destroyed seven 20-ton dump trucks valued at more than $1 million.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Indianapolis Fire ...