Michigan

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April 6, 2018

Mobility Research Center Opens in Michigan with Microsoft Support

Microsoft is the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.

March 16, 2018

Trucking’s Share of Cross Border Freight Value Declines

Trucking posted the biggest loss of the five major transportation modes when it came to the value of U.S. freight moved between Canada and Mexico last year, according to new Transportation Department figures.

November 29, 2017

Western Star 5700XE Delivers Tree to Mich. State Capital

The 2018 Western Star 5700XE, which was showcased at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in September, traveled from Atlanta to Stephenson, Mich., so a 61-foot white spruce Christmas Tree could be loaded onto a flatbed trailer and delivered to the Michigan state capital.

October 25, 2017

UPS Driver Goes 55 Years Without Accident

Tom Camp has driven more than 1 million miles for UPS without an accident and achieved a feat no other company driver has achieved — a spotless 55-year safety record.

April 10, 2017

Two Plead Guilty in Michigan CDL Fraud Scheme

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty for their roles in a CDL fraud scheme in Michigan.

January 6, 2017

Michigan Approves Higher Truck Speed Limit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed new legislation that could increase speed limits on certain roadways and includes an increase for commercial trucks.

December 9, 2016

Michigan Law Opens a Door for Platooning

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed S.B. 995 into law on Dec. 9, authorizing electronically coordinated truck platooning on Michigan roads by creating an exception to the state’s minimum following distance for commercial vehicles.

July 15, 2015

Commentary: 5 Arguments for Heavier Trucks

While states are thinking of ways to fund highway infrastructure, Michigan is considering rolling back truck size and weight regulations.

March 20, 2015

63 Tickets Issued in Massive Michigan Pile-up

Police have issued 63 tickets to drivers involved in a 193-vehicle pile-up in January on Interstate 94 in Michigan, according to a report on MLive.com, most for the same violation.

February 5, 2015

New U.S. Canadian Bridge Moves Another Step Closer to Construction

The U.S. and Canada have reportedly worked out a deal to clear the last hurdle so work can begin on building a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

January 21, 2015

Blue Water Bridge Connecting U.S., Canada to Partially Close in April

The Blue Water Bridge international crossing in Port Huron, Michigan will be partially closed beginning April 1, likely leading to traffic backups between the U.S. and Canada.

January 11, 2015

193-Vehicle Pileup in Michigan Involved 76 Trucks, Killed One Trucker

Interstate 94 in western Michigan finally re-opened Sunday after a 193-vehicle pile-up on Friday morning that killed a truck driver closed the highway for almost two days.

January 9, 2015

150-Vehicle Pileup Blocks I-94 in Western Michigan

I-94 is closed between Battle Creek and Kalamazo, Michigan, after an estimated 150-vehicle pileup on the snowy interstate that has killed at least one person.

December 2, 2014

Michigan Senate Votes Down Plan to Cut State Truck Weight Limit

A plan in Michigan’s Senate to greatly reduce the maximum truck weight along state roadways was defeated Tuesday in a 22-15 vote.

September 5, 2014

Michigan Adds Truck Parking System to I-94

The Michigan Department of Transportation has activated the Truck Parking Information and Management System on a section of Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan.

August 4, 2014

Air Lift Adds Load Support Kits for Dodge Ram 2500

Air Lift Company is offering two new load support solutions for the redesigned suspension system on the 2014 Dodge Ram 2500.

July 30, 2014

Building of New U.S. Canadian Bridge Moving Forward with New Authority

The building of a new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada took another step forward Wednesday with the appointments of members to an authority that will oversee construction of the new public owned span between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich.

February 3, 2014

Michigan DOT Turns Back Ambassador Bridge Haz-Mat Request

Thje Michigan Department of Transportation has determined that public safety would not be enhanced by allowing corrosive or flammable materials to cross the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit.

January 6, 2014

Several States Waiving Trucking Rules for Fuel Shipments

UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2013, 9:45 a.m., EST Extraordinarily cold weather in part of the U.S. has resulted in more states issuing emergency declarations, waiving mainly hours of service rules, when it comes to hauling various fuels.

January 2, 2014

Cold Weather Results in Emergency Trucking Waivers

Extremely cold weather in parts of the country has led to some states issuing emergency waivers of federal trucking rules when it comes to hauling different fuels.

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