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Texas A&M unveils truck-less, electric freight system

The transporter can move 70,000 pounds of freight at 60 miles per hour up to a distance of 500 miles using two-thirds less energy than a conventional diesel truck, according to the university.

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Insurgent candidate Fred Zuckerman argues for effective organizing in bid for Teamsters presidency

Ballots in the Teamsters' leadership election were mailed out October 6. Central to Zuckerman's candidacy is Teamsters expansion and something of a retrenchment in freight -- bolstering "organizing in our core industry, in the freight industry."

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Darrell Ward, star of ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ killed in small plane crash

Darrell Ward, one of the stars of the History Channel’s hit reality show “Ice Road Truckers,” died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, when the small plane in which he was a passenger crashed in rural Montana.

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ATA names new boss

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, will take over as ATA's next president and CEO July 9.

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Missing driver found deceased in truck with his dog

Trucker James Peterson of Wisconsin was on a run from New Jersey bound for La Crosse, Wis., according to press reports, when he suffered an apparent heart attack at the Love's Travel Stops location in Mifflinville, Pa., and passed away last week

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Victim, shooter identified in Knight Transportation shooting

Two people have been killed and another injured in a workplace shooting at a Knight Transportation terminal in Katy, Texas, according to a report from Houston NBC affiliate KPRC2.

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Howes, SAGE trucking schools partner to offer $25K in scholarships

Each of the 25 SAGE schools will offer a $1,000 scholarship throughout the year. Howes said applicants must meet all trucking industry qualifications and demonstrate a financial need in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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Former OOIDA staffer named ATA’s legislative Senior VP

Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill who served as director of legislative affairs for OOIDA between 2005 and 2010, has been named the American Trucking Associations’ senior vice president of legislative affairs.

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CARB exemption, Obamacare deadlines this weekend

Heads-up on two fast-approaching deadlines Jan. 31: 1) Final day to register with and report to the California Air Resource Board for its 1,000-mile low-use exemption. 2) Sunday mark's the end of this year's Obamacare exchange open enrollment.

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