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April 14, 2014

Transportation Lawmaker Petri Leaving Congress This Year

Veteran transportation legislator Tom Petri, R-Wisc., will not run for reelection this fall. Rep. Petri is scheduled to make the announcement Monday afternoon at a town hall meeting in Neenah, Wisc.

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 3, 2014

Section of I-43 Reopens in Green Bay

After closing in late September due to sagging, the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge in Green Bay is set to reopen to traffic in both directions on Sunday.

October 21, 2013

Wisconsin Hosts Workshops on Idle Reduction Technologies

The Wisconsin State Energy Office is partnering with Wisconsin Clean Cities to host a “Driving the Green Highway” workshop and expo for trucking fleets Friday, Nov. 1 in Pewaukee, Wis. It will focus on idle reduction technologies and funding opportunities.

October 4, 2013

Corrosion Led to Bridge’s Sagging and Closure Along I-43

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says an inspection that continues, has so far revealed that pilings located eight feet below the bottom of the concrete footing of the Leo Frigo Bridge, along Interstate 43 in Green Bay, bucked due to corrosion.

September 30, 2013

Declaration of Emergency Signed Over I-43 Bridge Closing

Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker has signed a declaration of emergency for the Leo Frigo Bridge along Interstate 43 in Green Bay.

September 26, 2013

Section of I-43 Closed in Wisconsin Due to Sagging Bridge

A sagging bridge along a section of I-43 in the Green Bay area has led Wisconsin transportation officials to close a part of the route in both directions, forcing detours, until further notice.

September 19, 2013

World’s Largest Truck Convoy to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

More than 100 truckers will hit the road on Saturday, Sept. 21, and an entourage of law enforcement officials will accompany them as part of the 2013 World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

September 12, 2013

Roadrunner Purchases Arkansas Truckload Operation

Wisconsin-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired G.W. Palmer Logistics, a non-asset truckload service provider based in Batesville, Arkansas.

August 20, 2013

Wisconsin, New Jersey May Consider Higher Speed Limits

More states, including Wisconsin and New Jersey, may be following the lead of Illinois Gov. Pat Quin who signed legislation Monday increasing the state’s top speed limit to 70 mph.

July 23, 2013

Legislation Would Allow Heavier Trucks on Route After Interstate Designation

The U.S. House has passed a measure that would allow Wisconsin to continue its practice of allowing trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds along a section of U.S. 41 when the route is designated as an Interstate roadway, most likely next year.

July 22, 2013

Wisconsin Offering Grants for Truck Idle Reduction Equipment

The Wisconsin Department of Administration has made $1 million is available to common, contract and private motor carriers to reduce diesel truck idling.

June 24, 2013

Jonathan Eilen Captures Best of Show at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Jonathan Eilen of Hampton, Minn., captured Best of Show honors with his 2007 Peterbilt 379 at the 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held June 20-22 in Tomah, Wis. The winning truck also captured first place in the Best Engine category giving $10,000 to take home.

June 19, 2013

31st Shell Rotella SuperRigs Pulls into Wisconsin

The 31st annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday in Tomah, Wis., as part of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull.

April 22, 2013

Wisconsin Bill Would Encourage Drivers to Slow Down Around Garbage Trucks

Inspired by a sanitation worker who lost his leg in an accident, two Wisconsin legislators introduced legislation designed to get other drivers to drive more carefully around garbage trucks.

March 26, 2013

Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest to Be Held With Tractor Pull

Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.

December 17, 2012

JX Truck Center Opens New Dealership

JX Truck Center is open for business at its new facility in Kronenwetter, Wis., approximately six miles south of its previous location.

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