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Government, Business

New I-95 Crossing Linking Pa, N.J. Will Be Toll Bridge

The new bridge carrying Interstate 95 over the Delaware River will replace the existing toll-free span north of Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J.

Transport Topics
January 5, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

EPA Nixes Trucking Request on Trailer Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has refused to back a request from American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance that foreign (non-U.S.) drivers be allowed to reposition their trailers between two points.

Transport Topics
December 29, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

ATA to Seek Summary Judgment in Clean Trucks Lawsuit

Attorneys for American Trucking Associations said that on Jan. 11 they will ask a federal judge to forego a trial in their clean trucks lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles and instead issue a summary judgment in the trade association’s favor.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 22, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

LaHood Cites ‘Urgency’ for Texting Ban

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the department was working to complete its work on a regulation to ban texting by commercial drivers, and that it would be finished “sooner rather than later.”

December 15, 2009
Government, Business, Fuel

Senate Must Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit by Dec. 31, Producers Warn

Biodiesel producers are threatening to shut down their operations if the Senate does not approve a bill that would extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit due to expire Dec. 31.

December 15, 2009
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

SoCal Ports to Face New Year with Fewer Trucks

Beginning Jan. 1, officials at the Southern California sister ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will face yet another challenge as they begin the second phase of their clean trucks plans: fewer trucks.

December 15, 2009
Government, Business

Hefty Toll Increases Proposed For SF Bay Bridges

A proposed toll increase for the seven state-owned bridges that crisscross the San Francisco Bay could double the cost for trucks.

December 14, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Work Under Way, FMCSA Official Says

WASHINGTON — A top regulator within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the agency has begun its review of the truck driver hours-of-service rule and that it intends to complete its review by next July.

December 8, 2009
Government, Business

Pa. Gov. Rendell Optimistic About Tolling I-80

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) told Transport Topics he believed the federal government would approve his state’s application to toll Interstate 80.

December 8, 2009
Government, Business

Michigan, Ambassador Bridge Owner Spar in Court

A suit against Michigan by the owner of the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, has been tossed out of one state court and into another.

December 8, 2009

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