Posts Tagged ‘truck’

Plaintiff wants Pilot Flying J case shifted to S. Miss.

by Associated Press Published: June 26,2013

Tags: bench, case, diesel, fuel, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, truck, trucker, trucking

NASHVILLE — A dozen federal lawsuits against the truck stop chain run by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could be consolidated before a single judge. The cases stem from a federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud by the sales team at privately held Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer. Various plaintiffs have asked […] [...]

Local trucker joins class-action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J

by Associated Press Published: May 28,2013

Tags: diesel, fuel, rebate, retail, retailer, retailing, sales, sales commission, sell, truck, trucker, trucking

HOLMES COUNTY — Another truck driver is suing Pilot Flying J over allegations that the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer bilked customers out of rebates. Mike Campbell of Holmes County filed the class-action lawsuit last week in federal court in Jackson. The lawsuit, which is at least the eighth filed against the company, refers to […] [...]

Officials say port trucks tearing up local roads

WIGGINS — Stone County officials said trucks hauling material to the Port of Gulfport are causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in road damage. County officials went before port commissioners this week, asking them to pay part of the repair bill because they don’t have enough money to fix the roads. County officials said the […] [...]

Bill looks to help vision-impaired truckers get on the road

by Associated Press Published: February 12,2013

Tags: bill, eye, impairment, law, legislation, legislative, Legislature, state government, transportation, truck, trucker, trucking, vision

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are trying to make it easier for truckers with only one good eye to earn a living. The House passed House Bill 441. It says the state could issue a commercial driver’s license to a person who has impaired vision in one eye, as long as the good eye has vision […] [...]

Trucking executive, 70, arrested for cocaine and domestic assault

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2013

Tags: arrest, asault, cocaine, contractor, domestic violence, drug, law, law enforcement, legal, transportation, truck, trucking

BILOXI — Authorities say a south Mississippi businessman who has received more than $75 million in federal funds for construction work at the state Port of Gulfport has been arrested on cocaine and domestic assault charges. Biloxi police chief John Miller tells The Sun Herald W.C. “Cotton” Fore was arrested outside the Palace Casino. He’s […] [...]

After eight years, port road project is completed

by Associated Press Published: December 28,2012

Tags: car, construction, contractor, infrastructure, port, road, roadbuilder, street, SUV, traffic, transportation, travbel, truck, van, vehicle

NATCHEZ — Nearly eight years after its conception and after a number of unavoidable delays, construction on the $3.6 million port road project that will save miles of traffic time for some transport routes is complete. Adams County Engineer Jim Marlow tells The Natchez Democrat the Government Fleet Road extension project, which will save seven […] [...]

Nissan Canton gearing up for 10th anniversary in 2013

by MBJ Staff Published: December 19,2012

Tags: anniversary, automaker, automobile, facility, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, milestone, plant, SUV, truck, van, vehicle

CANTON — The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013. The company will commemorate the anniversary with a series of events that highlight the accomplishments of its more than 5,000 employees and underscore its commitment to the Metro Jackson community and Central Mississippi. Dan Bednarzyk , vice president […] [...]

Toyota, four community colleges form training partnership

BLUE SPRINGS — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi and four community colleges are launching a partnership to train people for advanced manufacturing jobs. The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program gives students the chance to take two days of classroom instruction in Belden and three days of hands-on experience at Toyota’s Blue Springs plant. Participants will take classes […] [...]

Pine Belt dealerships pitch in to assist Sandy’s victims

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Ford dealerships in the Pine Belt area are sending relief supplies to help Staten Island communities damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Eighty pallets full of canned goods, diapers, personal care items, blankets, batteries and bottled water, enough to fill a semi-truck trailer, is bound for Dana Ford Lincoln in Staten Island, N.Y. These […] [...]

Rail cars coming to town — on the highway

by Associated Press Published: November 12,2012

Tags: community development, depot, display, highway, railcar, railway, rairoad, tourism, tourist, train, transportation, travel, truck, vacation

MCCOMB — Two train cars will begin a slow trek tomorrow from Hammond, La., to McComb, where they will become parts of the train display near the downtown depot. McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings tells The Enterprise-Journal a convoy of trucks transporting the cars will leave Hammond and head slowly north on U.S. Highway 51. Plans […] [...]

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