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Sunday Aug 31, 2014 - Kephart Trucking faces $148,826 judgment

A Clearfield County firm is facing a large judgment in Centre County.

On Monday, Centre County Prothonotary Debra Immel signed off on a $148,826.47 judgment against Kephart Trucking Co., previously of Bigler. Also named in the judgment are owners Timothy and David Kephart.

The money is owed to Comdata Network Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn. The judgment had previously been filed with the court in Clearfield County, where the company was headquartered. Timothy Kephart, of Morrisdale, i

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014 - 'Lizard' inducted into trucking Hall of Fame

More than 700 people are reliving the glory days of trucking at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame this weekend.

Included in the four day reunion is an induction ceremony honouring people who've made a significant contribution to the industry.

Recently retired after 40 years in the driver's seat, Lizard is one of 100 new inductees to be recognised this year.

But for this old truckie, it's all about catching up with mates and 'telling lies.'

"See

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Sunday Aug 31, 2014 - Ridley Feed Ingredients to build $4.5 million addition
MENDOTA - Ridley Feed Ingredients in Mendota broke ground on a $4.5 million, 12,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility on First Avenue.
The addition will be adjacent to the existing building and allow the company to add new equipment for greater batch size flexibility, improved mixing speed and better accuracy.
The manufacturing process will be able to better meet new product and packaging requirements.
The Mendota expansion is one of four major projects undertaken by t
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Sunday Aug 31, 2014 - WANT TO BE A FARMER? THIS WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED

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Friday Aug 29, 2014 - ND ag shippers to have more rail options
By: Grace Lyden, Forum News Service

FARGO – Under a new deal signed Wednesday, North Dakota’s agricultural producers will have more options for rail shipping – a growing concern in a state where heavy oil traffic on rails has caused delays for other freight shipments.

Through the agreement, the Port of Vancouver, which is the third largest port in the state of Washington, will send railcars to North Dakota delivering lumber, paper

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Friday Aug 29, 2014 - Millions in Agriculture Lost as Rails Neglect Grain Surplus

Farmers in North Dakota are experiencing millions of dollars in losses as their grain shipments — held up by rails’ prioritization of the transport of oil — have no way of getting to the companies that need them, like cereal producer General Mills. Production at such companies has slowed, and the grain, with nowhere to go, “is simply going to ground and rot,” farmer Bill Hejl CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARTICLE


Friday Aug 29, 2014 - Turner Grain Paid Farmer for Wheat But Not Corn
Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News takes a look at the still-unfolding Turner Grain Merchandising situation, noting state Agriculture Department Secretary Butch Calhoun's assistance request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

THV 11 also talks to a farmer, Dewayne Chappell, who's owed money by Turner for corn the company purchased.


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Friday Aug 29, 2014 - Chameleon Carrier Owner Could Face 25 Years In Prison

You may recall last year when we published a story titled “Chameleon Carriers Getting Away With It… Again” about a chameleon carrier in a series of wrecks getting shut down without any further action being taken against the owners. Well now those same owners are back at it, but this time they’re facing the possibility of some major jail time.

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Thursday Aug 28, 2014 - TRACE: Freightliner Stolen from Delong Grain Terminal at Intermodal
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Thursday Aug 28, 2014 - Our fight to stop the bomb trains traveling through our backyards

"This issue needs to be acted on very quickly. There is a very high risk here that hasn't been addressed. We don't need a higher body count before they move forward."

It was a mark-my-words moment from National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman at her farewell appearance before stepping down from the position in April.

She was speaking about the explosive growth of the use of unsafe tanker cars to haul crude oil extracted from the Bakken reserve in North Dak

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