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Female Truckers Could Solve Trucking Industry Driver Shortage

Stephanie Klang’s journey started ordinarily enough: with a man and his truck. When Klang was 21 years old, she fell in love with a long-haul truck driver. They married in 1979, and she developed a lifelong romance with trucking. “I was young and missing him,” Klang said. “I wanted to be with him all the time.” She began accompanying her husband on trips from their northeast Colorado town to haul grain through the Midwest for Allen Mitchek Feed & Grain.

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Gray: Freight rail supports New Mexico’s economy

On May 6 and 7, the Las Cruces Railroad Museum will hold its ninth annual Railroad Days to celebrate railroading’s past and present in Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley. It promises to be a fun-filled and educational event, with a variety of rail equipment on display, music, model train layouts, historical reenactments and much more. As an exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center explains, the arrival of the first railroad in Las Cruces in April 1881 influenced

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Trucking Convention Will Showcase Industry’s Latest Technology

Organizers of the Tech Expo 2016 are hoping to see a convoy of job seekers interested in the trucking industry. More than 50 companies looking to hire in the trucking industry will be at the free convention at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on Tuesday, where that industry’s latest and greatest will be on display. Dwayne Janke with Corrigan Oil in Brighton says today’s rigs are as computerized as the cars on the showroom floor.

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Truckload group splits with ATA policy on truck size and weight issue

In a behind-the-scenes split that highlights the divergent interests between truckload carriers and the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry, the Truckload Carriers Association has officially split from the larger American Trucking Associations’ official policy position on truck sizes and weights. During its recent convention in Las Vegas, the TCA officially changed its policy stance. It is endorsing the current five-axle, 80,000-pound weight

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Logistics Startups Choose Hong Kong As Expansion Hub

Hong Kong is one of the busiest ports in the world. The city’s strategic location at the gateway to China, has always been appealing to those in the manufacturing, supply chain and shipping businesses. Tech startups in the logistics sector are also beginning to notice this and are setting up shop. Logistics and startups are not often thought of in the same sentence. The movement, tracking and delivery of goods have long been the stronghold of large industrial players.

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