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Trucking executive, 70, arrested for cocaine and domestic assault

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 charged with felony cocaine-possession and ...

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UPS honors drivers

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 driver, with 39 years of ...

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Officials oppose plan to increase truck weight allowance

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 axles allowed from five to ...

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KLLM remains Top 100 mainstay by finding new revenue streams

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, CEO of the Jackson-based trucking ...

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MDOT to unveil new 'smart roadside' system

RICHLAND — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is holding a press conference today on U.S. 49 South in Richland to demonstrate and discuss the implementation of the Smart Roadside System equipment. The system is recommended by the federal government to sort commercial vehicles, allowing enforcement officers to focus on carriers with low safety ratings and out-of-date credentials. The Federal ...

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County buys property, leases to Big M

BLUE MOUNTAIN — The Tippah County Board of Supervisors has completed the purchase of more than 15 acres of land that includes the former PrintCraft building in Blue Mountain. The property was acquired from BenchCraft, LLC, for $55,000, and is being leased to Big M Transportation. It is Big M that purchased the former Blue Mountain Trucking property last year. ...

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