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2014-06-18 23:15:42

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman weighs in on a fatal accident in Brooklyn, New York. A worker died while attempting to push one forklift up a ramp with another forklift. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Gustavo Tapia, 22, was killed in a forklift accident in the Midwood area of Brooklyn, New York, reported CBS News (6.10.14). Tapia was using a walk behind forklift to push a Yale forklift up a ramp leading to a parking area on the roof of a building at 315 Avenue...

2014-06-16 16:20:29

ARLINGTON, Va., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With so much misinformation being distributed around trucking safety and particularly around the risk-raising restrictions the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to suspend in a bipartisan fashion, American Trucking Associations believes it is important to hear what people are actually saying about the restart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO Sen. Barb Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations...

2014-06-13 23:07:12

The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC comments on the importance of truck driver safety in light of the fatal tractor-trailer accident that injured actor Tracy Morgan and others. Stamford, Connecticut (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in critical condition after a Wal-Mart truck driver failed to slow for traffic and crashed into the back of his Mercedes limo bus. According to Syracuse.com, Morgan’s mentor and fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, 62, was killed in...

2014-06-13 16:20:34

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has been pushing federal agencies for years to implement minimum, behind-the-wheel training standards for new truck drivers, yet no such regulations exist today. "Instead of relying on technology and making misguided, hours-of-service regulations changes, the focus should instead be on training standards for entry-level drivers," said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd...

2014-06-12 20:20:09

Follows through on Joint Action Plan to support an enhanced common reservation system at Port Metro Vancouver VANCOUVER, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada is contributing $3 million to reduce trucker wait times by using new technologies to better link operations across Port Metro Vancouver's four terminals. The Common Data Interface (CDI) project will help to better coordinate and schedule...

2014-06-12 12:20:54

Truck avoids collision with full Amtrak passenger train THE VILLAGE OF ELWOOD, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elwood Police Department released a video today of an 18-wheel semi-truck breaking through the railroad crossing gates at Walter Strawn Drive and Route 53, avoiding what could have been a tragic collision with a loaded Amtrak passenger train. Law enforcement authorities released the video to demonstrate just how dangerous the intersection has become....

2014-06-11 23:11:30

Dan Baker continues to positively impact the bottom line by extending his Dispatcher - Driver Relationship Training for an additional fifty-two sessions. The series adds value to companies by strengthening their employee relationships and increasing driver retention. Texarkana, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Companies are entering a new age in trucking forcing them to face high driver turnover, driver shortages, and recruitment-proof drivers. The ATA recently reported that annual driver...

2014-06-11 23:09:30

Toll management and discount services provider welcomes CEO of Leonard’s Express Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Bestpass™, Inc., providers of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, today announced that after serving on the Board of Directors for four years, Ken Johnson has now been appointed as Chairman of the Board. "I am excited that such a knowledgeable industry professional as Ken will chair the Bestpass Board," said Jon Andrews,...

2014-06-10 08:21:40

New Options Enable Easy FMCSA Reporting Online or from In-Vehicle Touchscreen Terminals GLENVIEW, Ill., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navman Wireless USA today announced the addition of new electronic driver log and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) options to its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system for corporate fleets that must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations. Both reports can now be completed online through a link in the Navman Wireless...

2014-06-09 20:20:21

ARLINGTON, Va., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "The issue of highway safety, and in particular the safety of the trucking industry, has been at the forefront of the national conversation for several days due to a high profile incident in New Jersey. First, as always, our thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy and...


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2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto Show. Although 22,000 trucks were produced in 1912, only 372 were contributed by GMC. GM then...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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