Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Nation
Toronto salute draws 41 women with 600 years of driving experience

Toronto salute draws 41 women with 600 years of driving experience

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Canada's third Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at Truck World on April 21, bringing together 41 female commercial drivers for the celebration. The group included women of all ages, with years of experience ranging from less than one year to more than 40 years. Their combined experience totaled 600 years, proving that while women drivers may be few in number they are not new to trucking.

Diesel prices edge up while oil expected to reach $80 a barrel by July

Diesel prices edge up while oil expected to reach $80 a barrel by July

On-highway diesel prices are edging up, posting Monday at $3.157 for the national average compared with $3.133 for the week of April 23, a gain of 2.4 cents a gallon.

DHS initiative seeks to increase human smuggling awareness through Operation Big Rig

DHS initiative seeks to increase human smuggling awareness through Operation Big Rig

SOUTH TEXAS — Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor (JTF-W South Texas Corridor) of the Customs and Border Protection is working to increase awareness of the dangers of human smuggling in commercial vehicles through Operation Big Rig.

Some Connecticut lawmakers still pushing for tolls as session winds down

Some Connecticut lawmakers still pushing for tolls as session winds down

HARTFORD, Conn. — Some Connecticut state lawmakers aren't giving up on passing legislation before the General Assembly adjourns in less than two weeks that could eventually lead to highway tolls on Connecticut's highways.

5 injured as stolen tractor-trailer rams cars in Colorado

5 injured as stolen tractor-trailer rams cars in Colorado

DENVER — The driver of a stolen tractor-trailer in Colorado deliberately rammed into vehicles and caused numerous injuries before finally being taken into custody by police, who fired on the rig in an effort to stop the rampage, authorities said Sunday.

Stranded trucker walks 14 miles to safety after getting lost

Stranded trucker walks 14 miles to safety after getting lost

LA GRANDE, Ore. — An Oregon trucker who went missing for four days walked a shorter distance to get home than was reported by the man's employer, authorities said Sunday.

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