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A trucking company is being sued in connection with a fatal crash last month on Interstate 80 near southwest suburban Joliet. The three-count lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Jennifer Djordjevic as estate administrator for Jugoslav Djordjevic, seeks more than $150,000 in damages from West Side Tranport, Inc. and one of the their operators, Douglass Norfleet. Source: Trucking company sued over fiery crash that killed man driving on I-80 | Chicago Sun-Times...

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...