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December 12, 2014

Florida Con-Way Freight Terminal Votes to Join Teamsters

A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted on Thursday to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.

December 3, 2014

Major Florida Interstate Project to Begin in 2015

Work is set to begin in early 2015 on the Florida Department of Transportation’s Interstate 4 Ultimate construction project. The project will revamp a 21 mile section of Interstate 4 in Central Florida from Orange County to Seminole County.

October 8, 2014

Highway Angel Pulls Passenger From Wreck

The Truckload Carriers Association have named Jose Nunez of Homosassa, Fla., a Highway Angel for his actions in pulling a trapped passenger from a car wreck.

October 3, 2014

Rudy Giuliani Speaking At Vipar Conference

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the keynote speaker at Vipar Heavy Duty’s Annual Business Conference in Marco Island, Fla.

September 23, 2014

TruckPro Buys Florida Parts and Service Distributor

TruckPro completed the purchase of Palm Beach Spring Company, an independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and repair services.

September 11, 2014

Rush Moves Orlando Truck Center

Rush Enterprises announced that its Orlando Light and Medium Duty Truck Center has been moved to a new location.

September 4, 2014

Florida Woman Indicted Over Trucking Tax Fraud Charges

The owner of a company that provided assistance to truck owners in filing their paperwork and paying taxes has been indicted on several charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

August 29, 2014

Love’s Adds Two More Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Shops announced the opening of two new locations in Mossy Head, Florida, and Fort Stockton, Texas.

August 14, 2014

Love’s Opens Two New Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new locations in Fort Myers, Fla. and Shelby, Iowa.

August 4, 2014

Tunnel Opens For Trucks at PortMiami

After four years of construction, including a delay from this past May, the PortMiami Tunnel has opened, giving trucks easier access to nearby highways.

July 10, 2014

Clean Energy Doubling Capacity at Florida Facility, Opens Two New Locations

Clean Energy Fuels plans to double the compressed natural gas station capacity at Saddle Creek Transportation's natural gas station in Lakeland, Fla., and has opened two new locations in separate states.

June 19, 2014

Attorney Warns Change in Florida Law Places CDLs at Greater Risk

A Florida attorney is warning truck driver commercial licenses have been placed at further risk due to a change in Florida law.

May 21, 2014

Port of Miami Tunnel Completed, Easing Truck Movements Soon

After decades of planning and four years of construction, the PortMiami Tunnel will open in a few days for travel in an effort to speed up truck and other vehicle movements in and out of the South Florida facility, following a dedication ceremony on Monday.

April 17, 2014

Another Sentence in Long-Running Moving Scheme Investigation

An operations manager for California household good mover has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for participating in a “low ball estimate” scheme, as part of a more than 10-year federal investigation.

April 8, 2014

Truckers Can Now Use Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass at 20 Florida Sites

Drivewyze announced that Florida has become the 21st state to offer the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear uses electronic on-board devices, including Electronic Logging Devices, tablets and smartphones, to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

April 2, 2014

New Intermodal Terminal Opens in Florida

Evansville Western Railway, an affiliate of CSX, has started operations at a new intermodal terminal located in Winter Haven, Fla.

January 30, 2014

FMCSA Expands Cold Weather Emergency Declarations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expanded emergency declarations it issued earlier this month, waiving enforcement of some federal regulations for certain movements of propane and other home heating fuels due to shortages

January 16, 2014

Clean Energy Opens First LNG Station in Florida

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the opening of the first liquefied natural gas fueling station in Florida, as well as the opening of the company’s America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif., to fuel heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

October 1, 2013

Florida Approves $150 Million in Seaport Improvements

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program

September 3, 2013

Nopetro Reports CNG Usage at its Leon Facility 300% More Than Expected

Rapid adoption of compressed natural gas usage by various organizations has led to an exponential increase in use at Nopetro’s Leon County-based fueling facility, announced company CEO Jorge Herrera.

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