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Keeping Your Food Prep Areas Safe (Part 2)

Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Want to avoid fever, severe diarrhea, food poisoning, vomiting, and abdominal cramps that can last several days? Last month we shared these startling facts and statistics: According to WebMD, all of these mentioned conditions can be prompted by food-borne illnesses caused by food prep area germs. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that every year […]

Drennan carved the road for women truckers

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by Holley Young No Comments

Although the road may have been bumpy, Lillie Elizabeth Drennan overcame adversity to become known as the industry’s first woman truck driver. For nearly 24 years, Lillie operated Drennan Truck Line, while all along the way withstanding much disapproval from those who believed a woman had no place behind the wheel of a tractor trailer. […]

Headlights Bring Free Speech

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by Caitlin White No Comments

Last fall Chris Hill carried a load of logs to a Southern Oregon mill. After Hill saw a sheriff distanced behind him setting up a speed trap, Hill flashed his bright lights at an upcoming UPS truck to warn the driver of the upcoming speed trap. When another officer behind the UPS truck saw Hill […]

Food haulers may see more requirements

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom No Comments

Some new criteria for cleanliness might be applied to those long-haul carriers transporting food if a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes into action. The FDA is proposing to establish stepped-up requirements for food transportation to ensure food safety throughout the supply chain. The proposal is part of […]