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April 8, 2014

21 Indicted in New York CDL Scheme

Twenty-one people were indicted in New York on April 2 for paying individuals to fraudulently provide them with answers to written commercial driver’s license examinations administered by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

March 4, 2014

N.Y. Prosecutors Get Access to Past Driving Ticket Information

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is making additional information available to prosecutors about a driver’s ticket history, according to an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

February 24, 2014

Port Trucking Companies Implement Surcharges for Delays at Port of NY and NJ

Some trucking operations serving the Port of New York and New Jersey have stated imposing surcharges for delays they are experiencing due to congestion at container terminals.

February 20, 2014

Port of New York and New Jersey Asked to Tackle Freight Delays

A group representing the nation’s retailers is urging officials with the Port of New York and New Jersey to do something about increasing delays at its terminals.

January 23, 2014

Audit Says New York DOT Not Doing Enough About Truck Safety

The New York state Department of Transportation is not adequately monitoring whether commercial carriers whose vehicles or drivers have been taken off the road because of violations are making needed repairs or corrections, potentially putting the public at risk, according to a new audit released by New York’s comptroller.

January 15, 2014

Independent Contractor Bill Signed into Law in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state classifies independent contractors

January 10, 2014

More States Issue Emergency Fuel Hauling Waivers

While record-setting cold weather has let up across many affected portions of the United States, the number of waivers to trucking rules issued by states continues growing.

January 6, 2014

Connecticut Requires Snow and Ice Removal on All Vehicles

In Connecticut a new law that went into affect on Dec. 31 requiring commercial motor vehicles remove snow and ice from hoods, trunks and roofs or their operators will face fines ranging from $75 to $1,250.

December 4, 2013

NY Thruway Installs Wrong Way Warning System

The New York Thruway has installed the first-in-the-nation Doppler-radar-enhanced LED signs to alert wrong way drivers before they enter the Niagara Expressway, also known as I-190, at the southbound exit 9 off-ramp in Buffalo.

December 2, 2013

New York and New Jersey Bridge and Tunnel Tolls Increase

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.

November 14, 2013

ATA Challenges New York Thruway Tolling Practices

American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit challenging the New York State Thruway Authority’s diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues every year to maintain the tourism and recreational facilities that make up the New York Canal System.

November 4, 2013

New York State Tightens Rules for Electronic Device Use by CDL Holders

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

October 23, 2013

New York State Considering LNG Permitting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.

September 29, 2013

11 Arrested, Charged in Alleged CDL Scheme

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.

September 17, 2013

Portions of Route 17 Now Interstate 86 in NY

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.

September 12, 2013

Frito-Lay Increases Fleet Of All-Electric Delivery Trucks in N.Y.

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is adding 20 electric vehicles to its fleet in upstate New York, along with 20 innovative and enhanced electric vehicle charging stations.

September 5, 2013

Bent Locking Mechanism Cited in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Separation

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.

August 9, 2013

NY Gov. Launches $19 Million Truck Voucher Incentive Program For Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks.

August 5, 2013

Delays Reportedly Easing at Ports of New York and New Jersey

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.

July 30, 2013

$7 Million in Emergency Relief Funds for New Hampshire, Vermont, New York

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is immediately making available $2 million in emergency relief funds to help New Hampshire and Vermont cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by flooding from May through July. Each state will receive $1 million.

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