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October 14, 2013 - Industry News

OOIDA Files Lawsuit Against New York Over Highway Taxes

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 8 against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance challenging the constitutionality of certain highway taxes for all trucks using its state highways.

Tags: OOIDA, Litigation, New York, Taxes

September 29, 2013 - Industry News

11 Arrested, Charged in Alleged CDL Scheme

By Mikadiou, via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

Tags: Drivers, New York, CDL, Fraud

September 17, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: New York, FHWA, Highway Construction, I-86

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: New York, Frito-Lay, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Fifth Wheels, New York

August 9, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: New York, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, EVs

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Ports, Intermodal, New York, New Jersey

July 30, 2013 - Industry News

$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.

Tags: DOT, New York, New Hampshire, FHWA, Emergency Relief Program, Vermonth

June 27, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, New York, Cross-Border Trucking, Peace Bridge

June 25, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: New York, Owner-Operators

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Peace Bridge War Threatens to Ruin Border Improvements

A New York proposal to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority leaves any planned infrastructure improvements at Canada's second largest border is up in the air. (Photo by Óðinn via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, New York

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: LTL, Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Missouri, New York

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: New York, Tolls

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

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

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

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