North Carolina

Government

Eric Boyette Appointed Chief of North Carolina DOT

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper by Cliff Owen/Associated Press

Eric Boyette will serve as the next secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Gov. Roy Cooper announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Dorian Makes Landfall on Outer Banks Before Heading Out to Sea

Hurricane Dorian Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina Sept. 6, battering the shore with driving rain and wind as it continues its march north and begins moving away from the U.S. coast.

September 6, 2019
Business, Top 100

North Carolina Cultivates Talent for Careers in Trucking Operations

For young people and others seeking ways to prepare for a new and rewarding career without racking up serious college debt, the North Carolina Trucking Association has joined forces with 13 state community colleges to ­offer some options.

Gregory Van Tighem | Contributing Writer
June 24, 2019
Government, Safety

Longtime Competitor Timothy Whitley Claims Grand Champion Title in North Carolina

Timothy Whitley Left to right: Trooper C.M. McGinnis, Timothy Whitley, No. 2 in the Straight Truck division Travis Hathcock with FedEx Corp., Michael Bills and Trooper G.L. Hammonds. (North Carolina Trucking Association)

The North Carolina Truck Driving Championships crowned Timothy Whitley as the Grand Champion in Raleigh on May 11. Whitley, a driver for Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., placed first in the Straight Truck division.

May 13, 2019
Business, Fuel

Musket Expands DEF Network With North Carolina Site

Love's Travel Stop Love’s Travel Stops in the Greensboro, N.C., region will get DEF from a wholesale bulk rack. (Eric Roth/Love's Travel Stops)

Musket Corp. announced it opened a diesel exhaust fluid wholesale bulk rack in Greensboro, N.C.

June 29, 2018
Government, Business

CSX to Open Hub in Eastern North Carolina

CSX worker (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

North Carolina Department of Transportation officials announced June 28 that they have reached an agreement with CSX Corp. to build a new intermodal transportation facility in Edgecombe County.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2018
Government, Business

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Signs Bill to Offer Funding Tool for Highway Projects

Road construction in North Carolina Road construction in North Carolina. (i-Stockr)

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on June 20 signed a bill into law that would provide a financing tool to support highway projects.

The Build North Carolina Bond Act passed through the House on June 12.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

NCDOT Considering Technology, More Truck Stops to Ease Parking Shortage

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North Carolina’s Department of Transportation is exploring construction of additional truck stops and installation of sensor technology to resolve its shortage of truck parking spaces.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Business

CSX Doubles Down on North Carolina Intermodal Investments

CSX train Emmett Tullos/Flickr

Intermodal service is set for the Port of Wilmington, N.C., with daily CSX service to Charlotte. The first double-stack trains are due to begin operating July 28.

July 21, 2017
Government

Road Building in North Carolina ‘Data Driven’ After Passing of Bill to Remove Politics From Transportation

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In the old days, getting a road built often meant a powerful legislator making a call, pressuring agency employees and then appearing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the shiny new road.

Tim Buckland | Star-News (Wilmington, N.C.)
December 13, 2016

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