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July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Washington to Build Nation's First 'Electric Highway'

Washington new "electric highway" will support such electric vehicles as this truck by Smith Electric, which is run by AT&T.

With the help of $1.32 million in federal Recovery Act funding, the State of Washington will build an "electric highway," a network of public access electric vehicle recharging locations along Interstate 5, the first in the natio

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June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Boston Strikes Deal With MMTA on Hazmat Route

While the City of Boston's ban on hazardous materials hauling through the city will be lifted this week, the city has reached a deal with the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association to encourage truckers to use Cross Street, rather than Commercial Street in the North En

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June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Tennessee to Promote Highway Safety Friday

The Tennessee Trucking Association will promote safety during its annual "Holiday Safety Break" this Friday

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June 28, 2010 - Industry News

Poll: Education on Driving Around Trucks Is Inadequate

According to a poll conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), 62.4 percent of Canadian drivers do not believe driver training programs for passenger vehicles provide adequate education about sharing the road with large truck

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June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Trucks Hauling Waste Water

During a three-day enforcement blitz last week, the Pennsylvania State Police focused on trucks hauling waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations across the state

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June 22, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Shells Out $6 Million to Ease Truck Parking

Funding will go toward adding parking capacity and to developing innovative ways to keep truck drivers up to date on space availability along these freight corridors. (Photo by TA)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has allocated $6 million to help address the parking shortage for commercial trucks on five U.S. interstates

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May 28, 2010 - Industry News

TIGER II Grants To Target Major-Impact Transportation Projects, Job Creation

Following on the success of the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of $600 million in TIGER II grants for capital investment in surface transportation projects

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May 28, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Pushes for Rest Area Reform

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Transportation are pushing to change the way states operate rest areas without cutting into budgets for public safety services

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

FHWA Develops New Technology For Identifying Congestion

FPMweb can help fleets avoid congested areas around the country. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation)

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration have developed a way to measure truck congestion as a step toward improving freight distribution

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Coalition Calls For Comprehensive Solution to Transportation Funding

A Pennsylvania coalition, the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition, has pledged its support for a comprehensive solution to Pennsylvania's transportation funding dilemma and urged the General Assembly to address the issue in the current special legislative session

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

Utah DOT Gets to Work on I-15 Construction Project

The Utah Department of Transportation has started to work on the Utah County I-15 Corridor Expansion Project, which involves building 24 miles of freeway improvements on Interstate 15

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May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Boston Receives Extension on Hazmat Vehicles Ban

The City of Boston has been granted a 45-day extension of its ban on hazardous materials trucks driving through the cit

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May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs Get Underway on I-24 Sinkhole

The sinkhole is estimated to be 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep.

A large sinkhole opened up in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 near the Grundy/Coffee County line in Tennessee Tuesday

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May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Moves to Toll Interstate 95 at N.C. Border

Virginia may put tolls on I-95. Here, traffic is backed up on I-95 North in Richmond. (Photo courtesy of Virginia DOT)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has submitted an application to the Federal Highway Administration to put tolls along Interstate 95 near the North Carolina border

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May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Inspects Truck Brakes In Enforcement Blitz

During a one-day enforcement blitz focusing on inspecting commercial vehicle brakes, Pennsylvania State Police and motor carrier enforcement officers placed 282 trucks out of service and issued 945 traffic violations

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May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Legislators Come Up With New Tolling Structure

Three Pennsylvania legislators have suggested the state implement new tolls on interstates highways, including a $5 fee for trucks and $1 for passenger vehicles, in response to Pennsylvania's transportation funding crisi

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April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Canada Offers to Pay Michigan's Share For Detroit-Windsor Bridge; Partnership Bill Gets Closer to Publication

An artist rendering of the proposed DRIC bridge.

Canada has offered to cover Michigan's share of the costs to build the proposed new bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, up to $550 million

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April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Transportation Funding Issues

Pennsylvania tried to solve some of its funding problems by tolling Interstate 80, but its proposal has been rejected by the federal government three times.

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has called a Special Session of the General Assembly starting May 4 to address the state's transportation funding problem

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April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Inspects Trucks on Rural, Non-Interstate Roads

During a one-day enforcement effort conducted on April 21, the Pennsylvania State Police placed 219 trucks and 31 drivers out of service

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April 26, 2010 - Industry News

State Officials Argue for More Transport Investment - Primarily in Highways

The United States cannot solve its traffic congestion problem without expanding its highway system, says the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in a new report titled "Unlocking Gridlock.

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April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Not So Fast: NY State Truck Restrictions Not Dead After All

A potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area has not been completely thrown out, as was previously thought by the New York Motor Truck Association and other stakeholders

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April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Section of I-40 Closed By Rockslide to Reopen Next Week

While the road will reopen, work will continue in the rockslide area through the summer as crews complete stabilization efforts, including the installation of rock bolts and anchor mesh at five additional sites.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to reopen the portion of Interstate 40 closed by a rockslide on April 27

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April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Michigan, Canadian Leaders Push to Build Detroit River International Crossing

Leaders from Michigan and Canadian business and labor, city and the state governments urged Michigan lawmakers Friday to pass legislation to allow the state to enter into a public-private partnership to build and operate the Detroit River International Crossing

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April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Asks Truckers to Help Pick Toughest Roads

The makers of Shell Rotella engine oil want to hear from professional drivers about the toughest roads they drive and how they are able to protect themselves and their cargo

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April 6, 2010 - Industry News

I-80 Toll Plan Rejected Again

Pennsylvania's efforts to put tolls on Interstate 80 have once again been thwarted, as the federal government rejected the third proposal the state has submitted for approval

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