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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.

June 27, 2013

Tensions Finally Ease at Peace Bridge

Canadian and American officials have shaken hands, avoiding the dissolution of the committee that overseas the Peace Bridge, one of United State’s and Canada's busiest border crossings.

June 25, 2013

New York Passes Amended Trucker Classification Legislation

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.

June 14, 2013

Peace Bridge War Threatens to Ruin Border Improvements

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.

June 14, 2013

Roadrunner Expanding Service in the Great Plains and Northeast

The asset-light transportation and logistics service provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems is opening service centers in Kansas City, Mo., and Buffalo, N.Y.

December 19, 2012

New York Metro Tolls Going up March 1

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

December 17, 2012

NY Thruway Backs Down from 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

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

November 26, 2012

Superstorm Sandy

We named Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy one of our top 10 trucking-related news stories for 2012. 

The storm that hit the Northeast in late October disrupted fuel supplies, closed tunnels and bridges due to high winds and flooding, damaged and destroyed thousands of trucks, trailers and intermodal containers. 

November 13, 2012

NY Truck Toll Increases Still in Limbo

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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