Okay, so I know SmartLoad’s LoadBook is more focused on trucking and commercial transportation but lets face it, we are all car fans too. This new Tesla is looking beautiful and although I can’t afford it, it’s cool to know the consumer industry is moving into the future which will inevitably leads to advancements in the commercial automotive industry as well.
More about Tesla’s new Car
-Speed- This completely electric car can hit 60mph in 3.2 seconds.
-Autopilot Mode- use radar to keep you in lane, avoid hitting dog, pedestrians etc.
-Autopilot Mode 2- Park and get your car out of parking spots and drive ways without even having you in it.
-Cost- Base model $71,000 High End $121,000
There are six truckers on this list and If you don’t like waiting for slideshow to load like me, here’s a quick list. For more detailed info go to CCJDigital>>
#16- Carl Icahn- $25.7B- Owns 18% of Navistar Internation Corp
#149- Fred Smith- $3.6B- Founder of FedEx
#169-Tom and Judy Love- $3.3B- Loves Travel Stops and Country Stores.
#304- Johnelle Hunt- $ 2.1B- Founder J.B. Hunt Transportation
#358- Jimmy Haslam- $1.8B- CEO of Pilot Flying J.
#378- Mauel Moroun – Owns LTL Carrier Centeral Transport International Inc…
This special permit was granted by DOT to Stericyle to transport Ebola medical waste in Texas. These permit are given to ensure the companies transporting the Ebola waste are qualified and know the precautions that need to take place when transporting contagious diseases like Ebola. DOT and the center for disease control and prevention are working together to form similar guidelines for other states if Ebola spread to other states. American Shipper>>
Now although thats all nice and good, the real scandalous question is WHO is transporting the ebola waste ?
Stericylce has a history of illegally dumping aborted babies. Yes, you read that correct. Stericyle was fined $42,000 in 2011 for this act. When it was discovered that the remains of the aborted babies were powering the local power plant. Not only that but Stericycle has just recently come into the spotlight again for using an incinerator that is causing air pollution in Utah. There is even a website StopStericycle.com and Facebook page fighting against this Stericycle. Should this be the companies that the Center for Disease Control and Prevent and DOT be issuing these permit too? CNS News>>