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Why Putting Trucks on Trains to Bypass I-81 Won't Work

As Virginia lawmakers work to try to address congestion problems on I-81, including a controversial toll proposal that critics say is unfair to trucking, one creative proposal has come up that would put trucks on trains – drivers and all.

ATA Chief Spear Details Trucking Lobby’s Battle Plans

Trucking has “unfinished business in Washington” that must be achieved despite “our foes [who] continue to sow the seeds of distrust and mistruths, spreading their own narrative about our industry,” declared American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear in a rallying speech on Oct. 29 at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

NYC to Invest $100M to Modernize Freight Distribution System

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $100 million plan to modernize the city’s freight distribution system, including investing in a new distribution network, increasing maritime and rail involvement, and promoting the use of low-emissions trucks.

Geotab Traces Federal Interstate Highway Development

Telematics provider Geotab has released an interactive map graphic that shows the development of the U.S. interstate highway system from the 1950s until the present day. The interactive timeline shows a detailed look at the development of the infrastructure that began in 1956 with the building of the I-70 between St. Louis and Kansas City.