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LaHood: ‘I am Thrilled that Tens of Thousands of UNION Workers can go back to Work

Over the past few days United States Secretary of Transportation was worried sick because Senate went home without deciding on another FAA Extension. U.S. Secretary of DOT Ray LaHood wrote in his blog: “I’m thrilled this morning that the Senate … Continue reading

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The Road to Smutville

Driving a truck nowadays is almost like having a subscription to Playboy. Well, I guess the billboards only show portions of the actual goods, so maybe it’s closer to Maxim. Any way you look at it though, today’s truck driver … Continue reading

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Members of Congress tell DOT to Abolish Cross Border Program with Mexico

Barack Hussein Obama opens border, defies unions, and ignores Congress on the controversial cross-border issue with Mexico. U.S. and Mexican trucks were previously authorized to cross their shared border under the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, but the U.S. … Continue reading

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Recovery Act – ‘If It Was Good’ – Why Keep Accentuating It

If the Recovery Act – that the Secretary of Transportation keeps proclaiming about was a good idea for the economy – why must he keep reminding everyone? Is it because those that were in favor of it are not sure … Continue reading

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Diesel verses Natural Gas – In Trucking

There has been a big push in recent months about the trucking industry going “greener.” The push is for natural gas – but is it really better? I have a hard time seeing the advantages to “going green” at this … Continue reading

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Obama Stimulus Shrinks Economy, Kills Jobs

Most of the $800 billion stimulus package has yet to be spent, but it’s already harming the economy, both by triggering trade wars that have cost at least 40,000 jobs, and by driving up interest rates for businesses that need to … Continue reading

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County board shows support for logging industry

A league of local logging legends spoke on behalf of their industry Wednesday evening. Among them were Martin Nygaard, Jay Browning and Herb Olstedt. The loggers aren’t lamenting the loss of the lumber industry yet, but they warned that if … Continue reading

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Arizona truck drivers compete, keep business wheels turning

While fewer people are choosing careers as truck drivers, industry officials warn this could be a problem once the economy picks up. Karen Rasmussen, with the Arizona Trucking Association, says with the current economy, smaller companies are going out of … Continue reading

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