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December 5, 2014

Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

November 18, 2014

Oregon Seeks EPA Funding For Truck Replacement Program

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.

September 10, 2014

Papé Kenworth Opens Two Oregon Service Locations

Papé Kenworth has opened two new parts and service locations along Interstate 5 in Oregon.

March 18, 2014

Plans Dead for New I-5 Span over Columbia River

Plans to build a new bridge over the Columbia River linking Oregon and Washington along Interstate 5 are dead, and there is no indication when and if they will be revived.

December 11, 2013

Massachusetts Eyeing Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

Massachusetts could be the next state of a very small club in using a vehicle miles traveled tax as part of an effort to find alternatives to funding highway projects.

December 9, 2013

Oregon Timber Haulers Seek Rest Break Exemption

The Oregon Trucking Association is asking for a limited exemption from the 30-minute break requirement for timber haulers in that state.

September 16, 2013

Daimler Trucks North America Prepares for Growth with Plans for New HQ

Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will build a new headquarters building and parking garage on its Swan Island campus in Portland, Ore. On top of that, a new Daimler Education in Motion program benefits Portland metro area and Southwest Washington school programs geared toward engineering and manufacturing.

September 11, 2013

New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.

August 2, 2013

I-84 Westbound Ramp to Northbound I-5 Will Become One Lane

The third and final closure in the Interstate 84 paving will begin at 11 p.m. Saturday when the westbound lanes close as the final phase of the project gets under way.

July 11, 2013

Eastbound I-84 in Portland, Ore., Closed This Weekend

The first of three weekend closures of Interstate 84 in Portland, Ore., will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, July 12 and end 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, as the Banfield Freeway paving project moves into high gear.

December 17, 2012

Bill Would Set up VMT Pilot Project

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would fund a Vehicle Miles Traveled pilot program to examine a new source of funding that would help make up for the Highway Trust Fund deficit

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