A North Carolina truck driver who intentionally ran his semi off an Interstate and into a guardrail in order to avoid smashing into a line of stopped vehicles has been credited with saving lives of a Virginia family who were stalled in traffic and directly in the big rig’s path before it went off the road.
McLane Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, has entered into an agreement to acquire Meadowbrook Meat Company (MBM). MBM, based in Rocky Mount, NC, is one of the nation’s largest customized foodservice distributors for national restaurant chains.
Grady Rosier, CEO of McLane, said that this acquisition is based on McLane’s strategy of expanding its portfolio of companies in the food and beverage industries.
One of the major findings of a state investigation into the horrific Jan. 29 accidents on Interstate 75 near Gainsville, FL, is that Florida lacks a coherent policy for troopers to use to determine when and how to close a highway because of poor visibility and how to reopen it. A report by the Florida Dept.
The owner of a small two-truck North Texas trucking company has demanded compensation from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, saying its use of one of his drivers as an undercover agent ultimately led to the driver’s death and damage to his truck.
Carlile Transportation Systems in cooperation with the Washington Trucking Assn. and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, has wrapped a semi-truck with a graphic of a half taxi, half patrol car and the message, Choose Your Ride to remind motorists along the I-5 corridor of the perils of drunk and drugged driving.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 2013 rate schedule that entails a 10% toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2% toll increase for those who pay with E-ZPass. The new rates will become effective on Jan. 6, 2013, at 12:01 a.m.
The border of Orange and Los Angeles counties may experience its own “Carmageddon” with the closure of the southbound 605 freeway connector to the southbound 405 freeway which began last night and will continue around the clock for the next two weeks.
Ryder System announced it has been included in the Food Logistics magazine’s 2012 Top Green Providers list, which highlights companies in the food and beverage sector that have embraced sustainability practices as central to their operations.
The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources for the Canadian government released a report on Canada’s energy future that called natural gas “a game-changing fuel.”
“Reliable, versatile and efficient, natural gas is becoming a platform fuel for the Canadian economy; its expansion should be encouraged,” said the report titled “Now or Never” which outlines a comprehensive energy vision for Canada.
Universal Truckload Services announced that it will acquire LINC Logistics Co., an asset-light provider of custom-developed third-party logistics solutions, in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $335 million, including the assumption of debt. The combination of Universal and LINC creates one of the largest full-service, asset-light logistics platforms in North America, according to a company announcement.