December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The start of December brought with it higher toll rates for bridges and tunnels operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with cash tolls now running $85 for five-axle trucks.
Tags: New York, New Jersey, Tolls, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
New York has set forth more stringent prohibitions on the use of portable electronic devices for commercial driver’s license holders, including prohibiting their use when stopped in traffic
Tags: Drivers, New York, Texting, Cell Phones, Fleets, Safety & Compliance
September 29, 2013 - Industry News
In a complaint unsealed last week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., 11 individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud as part of an extensive scheme to let applicants for New York State commercial driver’s licenses cheat on required tests.
Tags: Drivers, New York, CDL, Fraud
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced that a 15.8-mile portion of Route 17 in Chemung County has been designated by the Federal Highway Administration as Interstate 86. The designation comes after an extensive rehabilitation project to upgrade the road to federal interstate standards.
Tags: New York, FHWA, Highway Construction, I-86
September 5, 2013 - Industry News
A tractor-trailer separation incident in the town of Truxton, N.Y., last May that claimed seven lives happened when the fifth wheel wasn't locked correctly.
Tags: Fifth Wheels, New York
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey that started in June are showing no signs of easing, causing cargo to back up at one of the East Coast’s biggest ports.
Tags: Drivers, Ports, Intermodal, New York, New Jersey
June 25, 2013 - Industry News
A bill to more clearly define independent contractor truckers has received final passage by New York state lawmakers, but it does not endanger the owner-operator model as some say it earlier attempted to do.
Tags: New York, Owner-Operators
June 14, 2013 - Industry News
The New York State Legislature has moved to dissolve the bi-national Peace Bridge Authority, a move that the Ontario Trucking Association is saying will stall progress on key infrastructure improvements at the border crossing.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, New York
The asset-light transportation and logistics service provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems is opening service centers in Kansas City, Mo., and Buffalo, N.Y.
Tags: LTL, Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Missouri, New York
December 19, 2012 - Industry News
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to approve a fare and toll increase for all MTA facilities. The new fare and toll rates go into effect on March 1, 2013
Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York
December 17, 2012 - Industry News
The New York State Thruway Authority, after many weeks of silence, announced that it will not be hiking toll rates as proposed by 45% on commercial vehicles with more than three axles
Tags: New York, Tolls
November 13, 2012 - Industry News
The New York Thruway Authority canceled a second meeting regarding a proposal to raise truck toll rates 45% for trucks with three or more axles, and may be looking at alternatives to the controversial plan
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