Briefly: Trucker uninjured in shooting on I-80 in Indiana

Bullet hole in truck
Indiana State Police

A truck driver was not injured in a Monday afternoon shooting on Interstate 80 just east of the Illinois/Indiana state line.

According to the Indiana State Police, a truck driver called police to report a small gray passenger car with Illinois license plates shot at his truck for no apparent reason.

A state trooper arrived at the scene and discovered that there were two bullet holes in the truck.

Further investigation showed that one of the bullets entered the cab of the truck near the driver’s legs and struck the cup holder and a Mountain Dew can. The bullet was able to be recovered. 

Anyone with any information on the suspect or suspect vehicle, a gray Nissan with Illinois license plates, is encouraged to contact Trooper Landowski at 219-696-6242. Callers can remain anonymous.

PS Logistics acquires Noble Trucking & Noble Logistics

Birmingham, Alabama-based PS Logistics, through its DMT Trucking subsidiary, has acquired Noble LLC, including Noble Trucking and Noble Logistics. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Noble, headquartered in Scottsboro, Alabama, has more than 100 trucks and 135 53-foot aluminum flatbed trailers. The company was founded with one truck in 1962 by Sam Noble Sr. and was purchased in 2016 by his son, Samuel, and two long-term managers. 

The Noble acquisition continues PS Logistics’ acquisition strategy of partnering with family-owned and driver-focused companies within the flatbed trucking segment. Since 2014, PS Logistics has acquired and integrated 26 trucking and logistics operations.

The combination of DMT Trucking and Noble positions PS Logistics as one of the largest 53-foot lightweight flatbed carriers in the country, with more than 400 power units and 1,000 trailers. 

Alabama community college adds CDL program

Jefferson State Community College in Clanton, Alabama is starting a new truck driving training program.

The course is eight weeks long.

A new three-quarters of a mile long driving track was recently constructed on the Clanton campus.

The first class begins later this month.


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