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Stephen Laskowski Will Succeed David Bradley as Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO

The Board of the Canadian Trucking Alliance voted Oct. 6 in Vancouver, British Columbia, to approve Stephen Laskowski as the successor to CEO David Bradley, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Government, Business

Wisconsin Transportation Leaders Unveil Freight Proposal

Positioning Wisconsin as a national leader in commercial transportation is among the goals of a draft freight plan the state’s transportation agency unveiled recently.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2016
Government, Business

Georgia, N.C. Join Florida, S.C. in Waiving HOS Rules Ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s Impact

With Hurricane Matthew heading for the southeast coast of the United States after pounding several Caribbean islands, the governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina have waived hours of service rules in their states.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Government

Mock Bills Could Gauge Hawaii Mileage Tax

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The more than 1 million Hawaii drivers who get annual vehicle inspections could soon receive mock bills comparing what they pay in state fuel taxes with what they would pay if taxed on the miles they drive instead.

Marcel Honoré | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
October 6, 2016
Government, Business

FHWA Gives Approval to Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Toll Plan

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Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan can proceed after receiving the go-ahead from the Federal Highway Administration, the state’s Department of Transportation announced Oct. 5.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Government

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Motor Carrier Scoring System

John Sommers II for TT

Federal trucking regulators are previewing proposals that would modify a program that measures the safety performance of motor carriers on the nation’s highways.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Government

Heavier Loads Proposed for Some North Idaho Highways

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Bigger, heavier trucks could be traveling on U.S. Highway 95 and several other North Idaho highways in the future.

Becky Kramer | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
October 5, 2016
Government, Business

Traffic Fatalities Rise 10.4% in First Half of 2016

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Distressed by a 7.2% increase in traffic deaths in 2015, the biggest jump in 50 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began forming the Road to Zero Coalition to reverse that momentum.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Trucking, Oil Industry Groups Lose Challenge to Minnesota Biodiesel Mandate

TT File Photo

A U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota has shot down an attempt by trucking, automotive and oil industry groups to abolish the state’s requirement that diesel sold at the pump contain at least 10% biofuel.

Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
October 5, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

September Was Wisconsin’s Safest in 70 Years

Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation reported Oct. 4 that the state’s 45 traffic deaths in September were the fewest in that month since the end of World War II.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016

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