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Infrastructure and a 1949 Hudson

February 3, 2014

Can a man in a rusted old 1949 Hudson help bring attention to the nation's crumbling infrastructure and help grow interest in funding improvements? Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge introduces you to Dan McNichol and his Dire States project in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, Infrastructure Funding

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, February 3, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)

This Week's Trucking in the Media

August 30, 2013

Our new weekly roundup of how trucking's being covered in the mainstream media, from the new certified medical examiner program to highway funding commentary.

Tags: Highways, Drivers, Intermodal, In the Media

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Is Our Infrastructure Crumbling, or Not?

Highway funding debate muddied by claims of improving infrastructure

Critics of the push to revamp highway funding say events such as the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007 are isolated incidents that don't take into account data showing improvements in the nation's infrastructure. If you really call a D+ an improvement.

April 3, 2013

In the debate over how to increase highway funding, the call is often made to raise fuel taxes or develop other funding mechanisms to fix our crumbling highways and bridges, a problem brought tragically to the forefront by the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis in August 2007 that killed 13 people. Now, clouding the debate in Washington is the claim that our infrastructure really isn't crumbling after all.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Congestion, Highways

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

States looking at highway funding

Pennsylvania is one state that may look to raise fuel taxes to pay for an infrastructure funding shortfall.

November 20, 2012

Increasing fuel taxes may be a near-taboo topic on Capitol Hill, but as state legislators and governors look to 2013 budgets and highway funding, a number are considering raising state fuel taxes to pay for needed infrastructure work

Tags: Government, Highways, Diesel, Infrastructure

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:28 PM | » Comments(0)

What will the election mean for infrastructure?

November 8, 2012

So what does Tuesday's election mean for trucking -- specifically, the need to get to work very soon on the next highway bill

Tags: Government, Infrastructure, Highways

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, November 8, 2012 8:08 AM | » Comments(0)

For greener roads, make them stiffer

When the tires roll over a roadway, the maximum pavement deflection is just behind the path of travel. It's like continually driving up a slope (exaggerated in this illustration).

June 6, 2012

Think about how much more energy it takes you to walk on a sandy beach than on a firm floor. That's essentially what's happening when cars and trucks drive on asphalt roads, say researchers, and if those roads could be made stiffer, the nation could save a lot of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Going Green, Highways, MPG

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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