February 3, 2016 - Industry News
Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.
Tags: Grant Funding, State Grants, Colorado
December 14, 2015 - Industry News
The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding a bio-based corrosion inhibitor to the salt brines used for de-icing to reduce the potential damage to vehicles and roads this winter.
Tags: Colorado, Corrosion, Winter, De-Icing
November 10, 2015 - Industry News
The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.
Tags: Winter Driving, Colorado, Winter Equipment, Interstate 70
September 25, 2015 - Industry News
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.
Tags: Colorado, Propane Autogas, CNG, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
July 30, 2015 - Industry News
Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.
Tags: Colorado, Refuse Trucks, Republic Services, CNG
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared a small Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it immediately shut down on Feb. 12, according to a news release issued Wednesday.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Safety & Compliance
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The McCandless Truck Center International dealership group acquired Hanson International of Western Colorado, a commercial truck dealer with two dealerships in Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Tags: Colorado, International Trucks, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Truck Dealers
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America is buying the historic Johnson's Corner truckstop in Johnston, Colorado, and rebranding it as a Petro Stopping Centers.
Tags: Colorado, Truckstops, I-25
August 7, 2014 - Industry News
Get ready for Denver’s version of “carmageddon” or "truckpocalypse" this weekend, when there will be a shutdown of part of Interstate 25 in the city’s southwest section. It's because of the I-25 Gap Lane Project, where crews are working to add a fourth northbound lane.
Tags: Colorado, Highway Construction, I-25, Interstate 25, Truckpocalypse
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.
Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70
June 18, 2014 - Industry News
Horsepower and torque ratings announced by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.
Tags: Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, Colorado, General Motors, GMC, Mid-Size Pickups, Canyon, Light-Duty Trucks, Engines
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Travel Stops has opened two new locations, one in Dodge City, Kan., at the intersection of U.S. Highways 400, 56 and 283; the other in Grand Junction, Colo., off I-70, at exit 26.
Tags: Diesel, Drivers, Colorado, DEF, Kansas, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
May 20, 2014 - Industry News
The owner of a Colorado-based moving company was sentenced earlier this month to nearly three years home confinement following him pleading guilty last year to charges of defrauding customers.
Tags: FMCSA, Colorado, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Inspector General, Crime & Fraud, Fraud, Household Goods Movers, Crime, DOT Inspector General
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Tags: Emissions, Colorado, EPA SmartWay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Idle Reduction, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced the availability of $30 million in funding for the state's natural gas fueling infrastructure through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality program.
Tags: Colorado, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED 11:10 a.m. MDT, Sept. 15 -- Parts of Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 in Colorado that were closed earlier due to flooding have reopened. For the latest roadway conditions, log on to http://cotrip.org.
Tags: Colorado, I-70, I-25, Road Closure
September 3, 2013 - Industry News
In too many cases we have seen government state laudable goals in its laws while at the same time doing little or in some cases working against those goals from being achieved. This unfortunately appears to be the case with the federal transportation reauthorization act, known as MAP-21, when it comes to freight policy.
Tags: Colorado, MAP-21, Truck Weights
August 12, 2013 - Industry News
BestPass has partnered with the Colorado E-470 Public Highway Authority to provide trucking companies with discounted toll services in ExpressToll facilities. ExpressToll is the electronic toll collection system available on the E-470 highway, the Northwest Parkway, and the I-25 tolled Express Lanes around Denver, Co.
Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Bestpass
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
The Colorado State Patrol has launched a special website for truck drivers with a wide range of information about the state’s portion of Interstate 70, with the latest information on road conditions, safe parking and chain-up locations for the mountain corridor.
Tags: Colorado, I-70, Interstate 70, Highways
November 30, 2012 - Industry News
In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams on the mountain road of I-70 at the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation is going to take try out a metering method found in large cities
Tags: Highways, Colorado, I-70
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