New York

Government, Safety

Two Interstate Projects Commence in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. A view of Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. Work has begun on a $9.7 million refurbishing project, with paving scheduled to begin this month. (gtatorpics09 via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that work has begun on two interstate projects in the Finger Lakes region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

N.Y. Bill Orders All-Electric Truck Sales by 2045

Vehicles on I-90 in New York Traffic flows on I-90 in New York. (Mike Groll/Associated Press)

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state Senate on April 26 passed a bill that would essentially mandate that all new passenger cars sold in the state run on electric power by 2035 and trucks and other heavy duty vehicles run on electricity by 2045.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
April 27, 2021
Business, Equipment

Conway Beam Expands Dealership in Western New York

A Mack truck A Mack truck on the highway. Conway Beam Truck Group sells and services vehicles from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. (Mack Trucks)

Truck dealership Conway Beam Truck Group announced it invested $16.2 million with the opening of a new 75,000-square-foot location in West Seneca, N.Y.

January 22, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

New York Completes Bridge Project to Prevent Truck Strikes

Cuomo Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a past press conference. (NYGovCuomo via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the completion of a bridge replacement project that is meant to prevent bridge strikes by providing higher clearance for vehicles, including trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020
Government, Business

New York Officials Break Ground on Staten Island Expressway Project

Staten Island groundbreaking NYSDOT Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez and the road crew constructing the auxiliary lane on a section of the westbound Staten Island Expressway. (NYCDOT via Twitter)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that construction has begun on a project to create a continuous auxiliary lane on a portion of the Staten Island Expressway.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

N.Y. Leaders Break Ground on Intermodal Hub at Long Island Airport

Groundbreaking at Long Island MacArthur International Airport Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken (from left), New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Regional Director for Empire State Development Cara Longworth at the groundbreaking ceremony. (Daniel Goodrich/Town of Islip)

New York officials recently announced the groundbreaking for a project to build an intermodal transportation hub at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business

DHS Lifts New York Trusted Traveler Ban

trucks at Canadian border Commercial trucks make their way through the Canadian port of entry. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The Department of Homeland Security announced it will lift its ban on certain Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2020
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Northeast-Albany Relocates Closer to Interstate 87

Kenworth dealership A Kenworth dealership in Dallas. (Shutterstock)

Kenworth Northeast Group Inc. announced it relocated its full-service Kenworth Northeast-Albany dealership 12 miles north to a new location in Halfmoon, N.Y., calling it a “major upgrade.”

March 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers Who Visited New York City Don’t Have to Self-Quarantine

Congestion at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza Congestion at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza heading into New York City. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance specifically for transportation and delivery workers operating in New York City.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

New York Officials, Trucking Association Take Caution Amid COVID-19

George Washington Bridge NY Traffic heading into New York City on the George Washington Bridge. (Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have teamed up to institute restrictions on social gathering places. Trucking Association of New York President Kendra Hems said it still is too early to tell what the restrictions’ impacts on the industry will be.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2020