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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014 - In by truck, out by rail: New shuttle-loading grain elevator ready to go near Fall River

FALL RIVER — Grain — and lots of it — should begin flowing in and out of Landmark Service Cooperative’s state-of-the-art shuttle-loading grain elevator within a matter of days, now that the storage bins have been built and dryers are ready to handle the 2014 crop.

Several hundred Landmark members got their first glimpse of the massive grain-handling facility Aug. 28 during an open house. The open house came about 14 months after a groundbreaking ceremony at the

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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014 - Amidst shortage, don’t take truck drivers for granted

Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices?

According to “Business Insider,” the trucking industry has a shortage of 30,000 drivers. The American Trucking Association expects the shortage to skyrocket to 239,000 by 2022.

The larger trucking firms expect to lose 91 percent of their drivers each year. That’s more turnovers than Pepperidge Farm!

Part of the problem is that not everyone is cut out to be a trucker. (“Wow! You mea

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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014 - 'Trucker wanted to kill me'
MYSORE: Savitha Hugar sensed trouble when she saw the 10-wheel truck, heavy with sand, trundling towards her. The deputy superintendent of police had been signalling the vehicle to stop but the driver clearly had no such intention. For his bosses had given him clear instructions: to mow down anyone who tried to intercept the truck carrying sand illegally. And if unable to do so, flee from the spot.

When the truck was less than 15 feet away, the lady cop darted towards the left of the
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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014 - Millions Of Bushels Of Grain Could Go Up In Flame In Sioux Center

Sioux Center, Iowa — Several Sioux County Fire Departments were called in to Sioux Center overnight for the report of a fire at the Farmers Coop Society grain elevator.

Reports are that two and a half million bushels of corn are at risk, as corn inside a concrete storage is smoldering and could catch flame. It’s a very serious situation.

A notice on the Farmers Coop Society web site says simply that the Sioux Center Grain Location WILL NOT be accepting grain until fu

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Tuesday Sep 02, 2014 - Trucking company says lawsuit should be dismissed
- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

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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