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courtesy: AutoNation

Mike Jackson used to shovel horse manure for one dollar a stall. He wound up leading a company selling over half a million new and used cars and trucks a year.

In March, Jackson stepped aside from CEO of AutoNation, the position he held for 20 years. AutoNation is one of South Florida’s largest publicly traded companies -- worth almost $3.5 billion. And Florida is its most important market, with quarter of its revenues coming from auto dealers it owns here.

America needs more truck drivers. The trucking industry is facing a growing shortage of drivers that is pushing some retailers to delay nonessential shipments or pay high prices to get their goods delivered on time.

A report from the American Trucking Associations says more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the U.S. are moved by truck, but the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising demand.

Confederate Flags Fly Proudly In Loxahatchee Rally

Jul 13, 2015
Kenny Malone / WLRN

From a Volkswagen Beetle to a big-rig, dozens of vehicles lined up in the parking lot of a Loxahatchee strip mall on Saturday to parade the Confederate flag around northern Palm Beach County.

“I wanted to show that not everybody that wants to display the rebel flag is racist,” says rally organizer Taylor Mosier.