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A preview of the Volvo VNR Electric

WASHINGTON — Volvo Trucks will bring electric-powered commercial trucks to North America in 2019 by introducing a battery-electric version of its VNR regional haul model.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking a final round of comments on its plan to soon begin a three-year pilot program to compare the safety records of current or former military heavy truck drivers younger than 21 with a control group of current interstate drivers from 21 to 24 years old.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winners of its first round of Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development discretionary grants.

Amazon.com is building a new regional air hub at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, bolstering its shipping business in a move that’s expected to create hundreds of jobs for the region.

Delivery companies are warning shoppers to send holiday gifts and make online purchases within the next 10 days as a record number of packages are expected to be delivered.

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Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

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