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According to the officials tanker driver wasn’t targeting protesters

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  By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski    Officials said that Bogdan Vechirko a truck driver from Minnesota, who was arrested last Sunday for “targeting protesters by trying to drive his tanker-truck through them” wasn’t actually targeting people. According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, “From the traffic cams we know the driver of the tanker truck was […]

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Self-driving startup partners with CVS on autonomous medical delivery

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Story By: Linda Baker, Staff Writer at FreightWaves.com   The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a shakeout in the autonomous vehicle industry, but that doesn’t mean well-capitalized companies aren’t moving full speed ahead with new ventures. To wit, self-driving company Nuro has announced a pilot project with CVS Pharmacy, in which the Silicon Valley startup will deliver medications […]

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Evaluating the damage in the trucking sector after a weekend of riots (with videos)

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Story by: John Kingston at FreightWaves.com   The trucking sector is looking over the landscape of rioting and looting in numerous American cities and counting up the impact on operations. By far the most disastrous interaction between a truck and the protesters occurred in Minneapolis. A tanker truck appeared to have sped toward a group […]

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Semi-truck tanker attempted to drive through the crowd on I-35 W in Minneapolis, driver arrested (with video)

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  By: iTrucker  / Mario Pawlowski    According to the article in the minnesota.cbslocal.com– “Minnesota Department of Public Safety says a tanker truck driver is in custody after speeding through protesters on the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis Sunday”. “The Department of Public Safety says that as of yet, they are not notified of any injuries and […]

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Amazon curtails some services, highways closed, as protests impact freight and drivers safety

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Story by: Brian Straight at FreightWaves.com   As protests over the death of George Floyd continued around the country on Saturday and into this morning, many turning violent, their impact is now spreading to the freight world. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that it is recalling drivers and adjusting routes in several cities affected by protests, including Chicago, […]

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Trucker sacrifices home time to protect family from coronavirus pandemic

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Story by:Clarissa Hawes at FreightWaves.com   It’s been 81 days since truck driver Mike Baker has been home, but says he plans to stay out on the road until scientists give the U.S. the all-clear that the coronavirus pandemic is over. Baker of Weymouth, Massachusetts, is headed to Georgia with 5,000 cases of Jimmy Dean […]

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Appeals court revives CRST’s driver-poaching lawsuit

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Story by: Clarissa Hawes at FreightWaves.com   A divided federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by CRST Expedited Inc. alleging rival motor carrier TransAm Trucking Inc. poached drivers who had signed noncompete contracts with CRST. In a 2-1 split, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the U.S. District Court for […]

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FMCSA yet to receive evidence of “price gouging” by freight brokers

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Story by: John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent at FreightWaves.com   Despite widespread complaints by small business truckers that they are being price gouged by freight brokers colluding against them, the industry’s top regulator has yet to see formal evidence backing their case. “It’s a hot topic now – there were protesters here in D.C., and the […]

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Clarification on PPP loan forgiveness rules issued

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Story by: John Kingston at FreightWaves.com   The release late Friday, May 22, of clarified rules on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) cleared up some aspects of the program, left some others uncertain but also drove home the point that for the first recipients, the end of the money isn’t that far away. The primary […]

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