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August 28, 2013

Travel Delays Expected Through Monday Along I-95 in Baltimore

As the city of Baltimore gears up for the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix taking place this weekend, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Highway Administration are reminding drivers to anticipate delays,

August 21, 2013

Truck Driver Was Distracted Before Bridge Crash, NTSB Says

A truck driver reported that he was distracted just before he ran into the car in front of him, pushing it off of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge into the water 27 feet below.

July 17, 2013

Maryland Pushes Anti-Aggressive Driving Effort

Safety around trucks takes the spotlight in this summer’s Maryland’s Smooth Operator program. As a heat wave strikes the Baltimore area, the Smooth Operator program is working to put the chill on aggressive driving behaviors through education and enforcement waves of its own.

July 15, 2013

Maryland Implements New Truck Restriction Along Part of State Route 75

In an effort to address what it says is an ongoing problem with trucks getting stuck under a railroad overpass, the Maryland State Highway Administration is implementing a new truck restriction on a section of MD 75 (Green Valley Road) near Monrovia in Frederick County.

June 17, 2013

Maryland Demonstrates Drivewyze Wireless Bypass Service

Federal and industry luminaries gathered at a Maryland truck weigh station Monday to observe the latest in wireless bypass technology. The state implemented the Drivewyze system last September and has found that it helps focus its enforcement efforts.

May 20, 2013

Maryland I-95 Northbound Welcome Centers to Close for Daytime Paving

Crews have completed paving of the southbound rest area of the I-95 Welcome Center rest areas in Howard County. Work will begin on the northbound rest area on Monday, May 20. Please note that crews will not be working on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) or on Tuesday, May 28. The rest area will be open those days.

May 19, 2013

Maryland Governor Signs Bill Increasing Fuel Taxes for Transportation Projects

A more than $4 billion, six year transportation funding package signed into law late last week by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley relies heavily on increases taxes on diesel and gasoline.

May 13, 2013

Maryland I-95 Welcome Centers to Close for Daytime Paving

The Maryland State Highway Administration advises travlers that a paving project starting Monday, May 13, will require daytime closures of the I-95 Welcome Center rest areas in Howard County. The closures will affect one welcome center at a time, beginning with the southbound side on May 13.

April 2, 2013

Maryland Governor Expected To Sign Fuel Tax Increase Legislation

Legislation passed late last week by Maryland lawmakers that would increase fuel taxes is expected to be signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Similar plans have been progressing in other states.

March 6, 2013

Maryland Gov. Fuel Tax Plan Similar to Virginia's

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has borrowed a page from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s playbook, with proposed changes to the state’s tax on gasoline to raise highway funds. According to published reports there is no indication that it would affect the diesel fuel tax.

February 7, 2013

States Looking At Higher Speed Limits

Following a bold move by Texas last year authorizing speed limits as high as 85 mph along certain roads, more states are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to puttin’ the hammer down.

January 7, 2013

Bosselman Boss Shops Acquire Two Patriot Truck Care/HSV Service Centers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced the acquisition of two Patriot Truck Care/HSV locations.

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