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Arizona Program Eases Heavier Trucks' Access to State Roads

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A pilot program that started Sept. 1 allows permitting of some trucks weighing up to 83,000 pounds on Interstate 19 from Nogales to Tucson, Business Loop 19 in Nogales, Arizona 189 and I-10 between mileposts 232 and 279, approximately between Marana and Vail.

Luis F. Carrasco | The Arizona Daily Star
September 6, 2016
Government, Business

S.C., N.C., Virginia Waive HOS Requirements During Tropical Storm

With Tropical Storm Hermine blowing on the coasts of their states, the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have waived hours-of-service requirements.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2016
Government

National Tank Truck Carriers Asks Feds if National Hazmat Law Preempts California Rest Break Regs

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is seeking comment on a request by the National Tank Truck Carriers that the agency make an administrative determination whether federal hazmat transportation law preempts California meal and rest break requirements for hazmat carriers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 1, 2016
Government

Tennessee Could Lose $60 Million in Federal Road Funding Because of New DUI Law

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NASHVILLE — A legal clock continued ticking this week as Haslam administration officials worked to avert an expected loss of $60 million in U.S. transportation funds because of Tennessee's new get-tough DUI law targeting underage drinkers.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
August 31, 2016
Government, Business

Texas Mulls Cost, Public Request to Drop Highway Tolls

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Texas could rid itself of toll roads — but at a steep price, according to the latest estimates by transportation officials.

Dug Begley | Houston Chronicle
August 31, 2016
Government, Business

FMCSA Sends Entry-Level, Driver-Training Rule to White House for Review

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its version of a final rule on entry-level driver training to the Office of Management and Budget for review on Aug. 29, OMB said.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2016
Government

Chris Christie Reopens Dialogue With Dems on Transportation Trust Fund

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The political leaders at odds in New Jersey’s ongoing transportation funding crisis are talking again for the first time since mid-August.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2016
Government

ATA President Chris Spear Calls Rhode Island Truck-Only Toll 'Extortion'

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American Trucking Associations’ new president, Chris Spear, jumped headfirst into the conflict between the Rhode Island Trucking Association and Gov. Gina Raimondo on Aug. 24.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2016
Government, Business

Highway Fatalities Jumped 7.2% Last Year, DOT Says

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U.S. highway fatalities in 2015 jumped 7.2% to 35,092, an increase of 2,348 deaths from 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Aug. 29.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Meets With Trucking Leaders About Driver Shortage

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U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, a Chester County Republican who represents part of Berks County, was in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 16 for the Commercial Drivers License Roundtable hosted by Berks Technical Institute

Dan Kelly | Reading (Pa.) Eagle
August 29, 2016

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