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The family of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy killed three years ago by a big rig hauling frozen Perdue chicken parts has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for $2.05 million, according to court documents. Source: Perdue, trucking company will pay $2 million after big rig full of chicken killed off-duty deputy | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com...

  Two people are dead after an accident involving a semi-truck on Highway 96. Tyler Sapp, of Millbrook, Ala., was driving eastbound on the highway in a 2003 Peterbilt semi-truck. The release says Sapp collided with the Civic, and Countryman died at the scene. 25-year-old Amanda Jo Parker, of Bonaire, was a passenger in the Civic and she later died at the hospital. Source: Two killed in collision with semi-truck on Highway 96 | 13wmaz.com...

The nation has a president perhaps unlike any other in history, and there's a big opportunity for the trucking industry if it seizes it, argued American Trucking Assns. (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear at the open of Omnitracs' Outlook annual user conference this week. Source: Trump offers opportunities for trucking | ATA CEO Spear | Regulations content from American Trucker...

John North and Brittany Bade , WBIR February 02, 2017 The surviving brother of a woman killed in a November crash on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County alleges a trucking company is to blame for hiring a driver who was reckless and negligent. Jack Tooley of Tompkinsville, Ky., and the co-administrators of the estate of Tooley's sister Nancy Elizabeth Tooley filed the action in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of the state for the northeastern division. They want a jury to impose...