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Trucker protest shuts down operations at California port

Jul. 20, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland, it was announced Wednesday. “The shutdown will further exacerbate the congestion of containers" and port officials are urging operations at shipping...

Sky-high diesel prices squeeze truckers, farmers, consumers

Jul. 20, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When long-haul trucker Deb LaBree sets out on the road to deliver pharmaceuticals, she has strategies to hold down costs. She avoids the West Coast and the Northeast, where diesel prices are highest. She organizes her delivery route to minimize “deadheading” — driving an...

Crude crime: 4 men accused of stealing $2.4 million of oil

Jul. 14, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Four North Dakota men are accused of stealing more than $2.4 million worth of crude oil over a period of more than a year. Michael Garcia, Mark McGregor, Darrell Merrell and Joseph Vandewalker are each charged in McKenzie County with felony counts of...

Florida trucker gets 55 years for partner's Indiana slaying

Jul. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Florida truck driver has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally stabbing his driving partner while the man was behind the wheel of their truck along an eastern Indiana highway. Pavel Nery-Gonzalez, 50, rested his head in his hands Wednesday as a...

After Georgia loss, House runoff gives Trump another chance

Jun. 15, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Nearly a month after his preferred candidate for governor in Georgia was defeated by more than 50 points, former President Donald Trump has an opportunity next week to demonstrate he still has some sway in this onetime Republican stronghold. A runoff election...

S. Korea truckers' strike has local shocks, not global yet

Jun. 13, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A weeklong strike by thousands of truckers in South Korea has triggered major disruptions in cargo transport and production that have caused 1.6 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in damages, officials said Monday. An extended strike may eventually worsen the...