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Hinds gift to help boost ranks of women truckers


Special to the MBJ Andre’a Gaston had faced challenges before enrolling in truck driver school – mainly being a mother to two daughters and a son. Driving a manual shift transmission turned out to be a close second in that category, but now she’s certified and bona fide to take on the road. “At first, I thought my age would ...

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Speciality Fuel Services’ mission is to be there when emergencies occur

As their webpage image indicates, “We are strictly an emergency provider,” said Trey Howard, managing partner at Specialty Fuel Services.

By LISA MONTI The record-breaking 2005 hurricane season, which included Katrina, revealed gaps in how fuel was distributed to first responders and others on the front lines. Kirk Dickerson, who owns and operates Dickerson Petroleum and Dickerson Transportation in Kosciusko, saw an opportunity to fill those gaps and in 2006 founded Speciality Fuel Services. Soon afterward he was joined by Walton ...

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Former trucker driver pleads guilty to bribery in Georgia

LUCEDALE — Federal prosecutors say a former driver for a national trucking company has pleaded guilty to bribing officials at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia, for contracting work. Prosecutors say 54-year-old David R. Nelson of Lucedale pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official and will be sentenced at a later date. Authorities say Nelson worked for ...

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I-55 construction work around Jackson is expected to stretch well into 2015

Several projects are underway on Interstate 55 in the Jackson Metro area by the Mississippi Department of Transportation in an effort to keep traffic flowing smoothly in the growing region. These projects, their approximate costs and estimated completion dates include the following: » Lakeland Drive improvements — approximately $1.7 million; estimated completion, November 2014. » Split-Diamond interchange, Madison — approximately ...

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Barefoot Carriers investing, creating jobs in Ripley

RIPLEY — Barefoot Carriers is expanding its operations in Ripley. Officials say in a news release yesterday that the project represents a $2 million corporate investment and will create 25 new jobs. The expansion involves the addition of 12 trucks and trailers, new equipment, and the extension of the company’s truck and trailer parking and lay-down area. Established in 2001, ...

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Miller Transporters wins ACC award for third time

JACKSON — Miller Transporters Inc. has been recognized as one of the three recipients of the American Chemistry Council’s prestigious Partner of the Year award. The Responsible Care Partner of the Year award goes to companies that show a strong commitment in leadership and continuous improvement in the program’s cornerstone areas of environment, health, safety and security. “By winning this ...

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State trucking association elects Patrick McCabe

  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 completing his football eligibility, he ...

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

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 for the cases to be ...

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Local trucker joins class-action lawsuit against Pilot Flying J

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 an FBI affidavit. The FBI ...

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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 heavy traffic comes from trucks ...

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