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- Midwest Flooding “Just Getting Started,” And What That Means For TruckingAt least four people have been killed in flooding caused by the “bomb cyclone” storm that hit the Midwest. Billions of dollars in damages are expected. And the economic impact – including to the trucking industry – will far outlast the flood waters. The storm started picking up in earnest over a week ago. Yet, according to the National Weather Service, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota are still facing “historic to catastrophic flooding.” It wasn’t just the historic rainfall that made the situation so dire. In much of the area, heavy rains and a fast freeze early in the winter meant that the ground was already saturated with water and unable to soak up the rain. Combined with snow melt from a particular cold and snowy winter, the waters from the bomb cyclone breached levies all over the region, but especially along the Mississippi and Missouri… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- Trucker Shot While Driving During Road Rage IncidentA trucker was shot during a road rage incident coming out of a construction zone in Florida. Authorities are still looking for the shooter. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call at around 10:30 pm on Thursday, March 14th. During an apparent road-rage incident, a man had opened fire and hit a truck driver behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. According to the unnamed driver, he had been in a traffic slowdown on I-75 in Florida. A section of the road near the SR 200 exit in Ocala was under repairs. The trucker told authorities that after he exited the construction zone, he saw an SUV weaving in and out of traffic behind him. Eventually, the SUV allegedly pulled up alongside the truck in the emergency lane. The driver says that he then heard a loud popping sound that sounded like his tire blowing out. Actually,… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- Oil Giants Invest $110 Billion In New Fossil Fuels After Spending $1 Billion On Green PRExxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Total and BP together have spent more than $1 billion on public relations since the Paris Agreement. ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- SEC Urges Court To Hold Elon Musk In Contempt Over TweetsRegulators said the Tesla CEO's defense "borders on the ridiculous" in a filing late Monday. ..... Read More.1 month ago