January 10, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Minnesota, Regulations, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Vermont, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, New York
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
In Connecticut a new law that went into affect on Dec. 31 requiring commercial motor vehicles remove snow and ice from hoods, trunks and roofs or their operators will face fines ranging from $75 to $1,250.
Tags: New York, Snow Removal, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
The New York Thruway has installed the first-in-the-nation Doppler-radar-enhanced LED signs to alert wrong way drivers before they enter the Niagara Expressway, also known as I-190, at the southbound exit 9 off-ramp in Buffalo.
Tags: New York, Safety & Compliance, New York Thruway
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The start of December brought with it higher toll rates for bridges and tunnels operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with cash tolls now running $85 for five-axle trucks.
Tags: New York, New Jersey, Tolls, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit challenging the New York State Thruway Authority’s diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues every year to maintain the tourism and recreational facilities that make up the New York Canal System.
Tags: New York, ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding, Litigation
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
New York has set forth more stringent prohibitions on the use of portable electronic devices for commercial driver’s license holders, including prohibiting their use when stopped in traffic
Tags: Drivers, New York, Texting, Cell Phones, Safety & Compliance
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.
Tags: New York, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel and Oil
October 14, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
June 27, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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
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, Roadrunner Transportation, Missouri, New York
December 19, 2012 - Industry News
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
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
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
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