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A Publication of The Daily News Publishing Co. | www.thememphisnews .com April 25-May 1, 2014, Vol. 7, Issue 18 SHELBY • FAY ETTE • TIPTON • MADISON Looming driver shortage threatens trucking industry P. 16 CITY BUSINESSES LOOKING SHARP ere's a mix of factors in what's become a T-shirt boom underway in the city. • p. 15 POLITICAL ROLE MODELS VITAL Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke at the Dunavant Awards about looking up to politicians. • p. 6 digesT: PAGE 2 | iNKed/reCAP: PAGE 10 | QUArTerLies: PAGES 9, 12 | NeWsMAKers: PAGE 13 | ediTOriAL: PAGE 30 Crossroads Emphasis: Trucking Ozark Motor Lines, whose president, Steve Higginbotham, is pictured at left, is one of the trucking companies being honored by Carnival Memphis at the annual Business & Industry Salute Luncheon as part of the organization's 83rd anniversary celebration. • pages 18-21 A looming driver shortage is threatening to sideswipe the trucking business, a key part of the global supply chain and economy, and an economic juggernaut in Memphis. New federal rules governing how much time a driver can spend behind the wheel and other factors have made the career less attractive. (Memphis News/Andrew J. Breig)

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