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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Crete Carrier Corp. recently announced the launch of its new online company store CreteCarrierStore.com created by Proforma Identity Marketing Group, which specializes in promotional products, printing services, business documents, and electronic commerce solutions. The new site features Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking, and Hunt Transportation apparel, accessories, and gifts.