Posts Tagged ‘trucking’

State trucking association elects Patrick McCabe

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2013

Tags: Mississippi Trucking Association, Patrick McCabe, trucking

  Patrick McCabe, CEO of Evergreen Industries in Liberty, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Mississippi Trucking Association. A native of Amite County, McCabe grew up working on a beef cattle and row crop farm. He attended Southwest Mississippi Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University where he played football. After […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Cook promoted, transferred

by MBJ Staff Published: March 22,2013

Tags: American Truck Showrooms, Samantha Cook, trucking

American Truck Showrooms has promoted and transferred Samantha Cook from its American Truck Showrooms dealership in Gulfport to its new Atlanta area branch. Cook will act as assistant to the general manager of American Truck Showrooms Atlanta. She will be responsible for transportation of trucks within the American Truck Showrooms operation, as well as being […] [...]

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 […] [...]

UPS honors drivers

by MBJ Staff Published: March 11,2012

Tags: Circle of Honor, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, trucking, UPS

UPS has recognized 11 drivers from Mississippi by inducting them into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Mississippi boasts 80 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,301 years of accident-free driving. Merriel Torrey of Utica is Mississippi’s senior safe […] [...]

Officials oppose plan to increase truck weight allowance

by Associated Press Published: November 21,2011

Tags: federal government, highways, interstates, roads, shipping, state government, transportation, travel, trucking, trucks

JACKSON — Mississippi transportation officials oppose proposals to increase maximum truck weights and also oppose allowing a truck to haul three trailers. Officials are in opposition to bills pending in the U.S. House and Senate that give states the option to increase weight limits to 97,000 pounds on interstate highways and raise the number of […] [...]

KLLM remains Top 100 mainstay by finding new revenue streams

by Wally Northway Published: October 16,2011

Tags: Jim Richards, KLLM, KLLM Transport Services, LLC, trucking

KLLM Transport Services, LLC has spent the past three years in the top 15 of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 100 list. The company has done it by adapting and diversifying. Two years ago, KLLM entered the intermodal market, putting its refrigerated trailers onto railcars, which offers a cheaper way to move freight. Jim Richard, […] [...]

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