Sunday, April 22, 2018
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DOT employees join in run for truckers' healthcare fund

DOT employees join in run for truckers' healthcare fund

Some Department of Transportation runners recently joined 17-year-old Jazzy Jordan who has run across America to raise money and awareness for independent truckers with little or no health care.

Rather Reports looks at truckers working twice as hard to make less money

Rather Reports looks at truckers working twice as hard to make less money

DALLAS — Tonight's "Dan Rather Reports" on HDNet takes to the highway to look inside the business of big rig trucking, and how the long haul life — that the program says used to be lucrative and adventurous — is now one, the report claims, in which long and arduous weeks are spent away from home and the truckers are barely able to pay for the rigs they are driving.

Interstate 40 lane shifts begin in West Memphis today

Interstate 40 lane shifts begin in West Memphis today

LITTLE ROCK — Truckers take note: crews working on the Interstate 40 project near the Interstate 40/Interstate 55 Interchange in West Memphis, will begin to shift westbound traffic from the old lanes to newly constructed lanes beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Last of persons charged in human smuggling case sentened to prison

Last of persons charged in human smuggling case sentened to prison

HOUSTON — The last of more than a dozen people indicted for their roles in the deadliest human smuggling attempt in U.S. history was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday.

Diesel dips for fourth consecutive week, down 3.4 cents to $2.946

Diesel dips for fourth consecutive week, down 3.4 cents to $2.946

WASHINGTON — The U.S. weekly retail on-highway diesel price dropped $0.034 a gallon to $2.946 per gallon this week, according to the Energy Information Administration. The price was $0.448 per gallon more than it was one year ago for the same week.

Trucker crashes into, topples 180-foot Indiana tower, had been drinking beer

Trucker crashes into, topples 180-foot Indiana tower, had been drinking beer

GARY, Ind. — Indiana State Police say a Chicago man lost control of his semitrailer and crashed into a 180-foot communications tower, toppling it onto an Interstate 65 ramp.

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