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Trucker gets $3.4 million investment

Advantage Capital announces it has invested $3.375 million in Richland-based Capital City Trucking. This follows an initial investment bu Advantage Capital earlier in 2019, which allowed the freight company to triple its employee base and pursue significant growth opportunities, according to release from the investor. The latest round of funding will enable Capital City to upgrade its fleet, create additional ...

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OPINION — Fulton truck driver encourages job seekers to look at trucking for a career

As one of 3.5 million professional truck drivers on America’s roads, I’ll be joining you on the roads this fall as I help deliver the goods that you’ll rely on all year long. The trucking industry, which is supported by 7.7 million professionals, including drivers, technicians, vendors and partners, delivers to 80% of America’s communities. According to the American Transportation ...

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IN MISSISSIPPI — Online sales, shortage of drivers have trucking industry re-evaluating

By JULIA MILLER Today there are innumerable ways to buy goods, and more and more consumers are turning online. This change is prompting the freighting industry to re-evaluate its model. Over the next 30 years, the U.S. Department of Transportation forecasts a 40 percent increase in the market, a statistic that Mississippi Trucking Association President Hal Miller reinforces. “We’re looking ...

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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

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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