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Star Air owes $300K to drivers

Posted on: November 29th, 2013 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

A truck driver for Star Air Inc. was stopped by West Virginia State Police and cited for hauling an excess load without a commercial driver’s license, operating an overweight trailer, and driving without a logbook. Citations also were issued because the truck did not have its U.S. Department of Transportation number, company name, or home […]

A Wreath Tribute Worthy Of Thanks

Posted on: November 28th, 2013 by Brad Bentley 1 Comment

This is the time of year when Americans reflect on the things for which they are most thankful. Earlier this week, I was reminded of how thankful our country should be to have people with purpose like Morrill and Karen Worcester, founders of Worcester Wreath Company, who began the non-profit group Wreaths Across America in 2007 with the goal of honoring military veterans by placing wreaths at the grave sites of fallen soldiers.

Technology in Trucking

Posted on: November 27th, 2013 by Chelsea Tucker 2 Comments

From individuals in the 1920s with single trucks delivering to make a living to companies with 500 large truck fleets, the trucking industry has grown a great deal in the last 100 years. The interconnectedness of the American freeways have led to consumers being able to get goods from hundreds of miles away, and shippers […]

YRC Looks to Teamsters for Aid

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by Chelsea Tucker 2 Comments

This third quarter for YRC Freight has not been a very pleasant one. The transportation company’s shares have dropped to around $7. Around July last year, the shares were selling for about $35. Furthermore, YRC reported a loss of about $44.4 million for the third quarter, while just last year they had a $3 million gain. […]