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Supreme Court To Hear Driver Disability Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Supreme Court To Hear Driver Vision Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Maine Tolls To Go Up February 1

Truckers shouldn’t look for any breaks from tolls in Maine. Although there has been an outcry in the state legislature about the turnpike’s February 1 toll hikes, when the scheduled meeting of the Maine Turnpike Authority takes place tomorrow, they’ll only be looking at cutting back the increase for car drivers

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New Jersey Dump Truckers Protest Rates

More than a dozen dump trucks paraded into Atlantic City Wednesday, honking their horns and disrupting traffic as a protest against low rates, reports the Associated Press

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Cummins, Scania Launch Joint Venture

Cummins Engine and Scania announced that they have formally signed a joint venture agreement to assemble and test a new fuel system for diesel engines developed by the two companies

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Volvo Could Sell Car Division, Focus On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo appears to be considering selling its car division in order to focus on its higher-profit truck and heavy equipment divisions. The London-based Financial Times reports that Volvo has appointed a U.S. investment bank to explore a possible sale or merger of its car division

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Windsor Considers Toll On Border-Bound Trucks

Windsor, Ontario, Canada, wants to charge trucks for using one of Canada’s busiest roads – a six-lane city road linking Canadian Highway 401 with the Ambassador Bridge to Detroit and the U.S. Interstate system

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I-80 Closed After Sniper Shooting

Jan. 7 – Interstate 80 was closed for five hours near Reno, NV, Monday after a sniper opened fire and hit at least five vehicles. Police arrested a suspect after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas the next day

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New Georgia Governor Proposes Atlanta Traffic Solutions

Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems

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New Web Site Offers Bulk Load Postings

Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you

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