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Semi-Tough: Watch 185-Pound Football Player Pull 22,000-Pound Truck

Robert Sturgeon, Lucky Whitehead and RC Sturgeon RCS Trucking & Freight Inc. President Robert Sturgeon (from left), Canadian Football League player Lucky Whitehead and RC Sturgeon, Robert's son. (RCS Trucking & Freight Inc.)

Canadian Football League player Lucky Whitehead pulled his pickup truck, which sparked a friendly competition and led to a tractor-pull challenge.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
May 21, 2020
Government, Business

Federal TIFIA Loan Will Aid Virginia Interstate 64

Port of Norfolk Port of Norfolk by J. Mallin/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that it will provide a loan for up to $502.9 million for infrastructure projects along Interstate 64 in southeastern Virginia.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Maryland-Virginia Partnership Will Rebuild American Legion Bridge

Traffic on the American Legion Bridge Traffic on the American Legion Bridge. (Google Street View)

WASHINGTON — The governors of Virginia and Maryland have announced an agreement to rebuild and modernize the American Legion Bridge, which forms a vital link between the two states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Virginia Board Approves I-81 Improvement Projects

Virginia I-81 Trucks rolling on I-81/77 in Wytheville, Va. (Russ MacNeil)

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved 31 projects for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2019
Government, Business

Tesla to Open Hampton Roads’ First Service Center in Virginia Beach

Tesla car at a charging site in Charlotte, N.C. A Tesla vehicle is shown charging at a Tesla Supercharger site in Charlotte, N.C., on July 19, 2019. Southeast Virginia Tesla owners soon won't have to travel to North Carolina to find a Tesla service center. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

Tesla owners in Hampton Roads, Va., who have had to go to Richmond or Raleigh, N.C., for in-person service that the company’s mobile-repair teams couldn’t handle, may get a shorter trip.

Kimberly Pierceall | The Virginian-Pilot
September 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Virginia DOT Outfits Snowplows With Tracking Technology

Virginia Department of Transportation snowplow Virginia DOT is planning to outfit its snowplows — more than 11,000 — with tracking technology to improve operations maintenance for the upcoming winter. (Virginia DOT)

In preparation for winter weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation has started to equip snowplows with tracking devices throughout the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Officials Roll Out I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan

Traffic on I-95 just south of Richmond, Va. Traffic moves on I-95 just south of Richmond. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia transportation officials recently rolled out an I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan that will identify the top 25% of issues hampering commuters and freight.

Lianna Norman | Special to Transport Topics
July 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Lawmakers Approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s Funding Plan for I-81

I-81 at Roanoke, Va. Traffic on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia’s General Assembly has approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s fundraising suggestions for Interstate 81 improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Gov. Ralph Northam’s I-81 Funding Fixes Eye Trucking Industry

I-81 Funding Traffic moves on I-81. (D. Alan Covey)

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed fundraising tools for Interstate 81 improvements include the trucking industry shouldering a significant portion of the financial burden.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Virginia Passes Law Aimed at Mitigating Wait Times for CDL Testing

cdl TT File Photo

The Virginia Legislature passed a law that will allow the state’s private commercial driver training schools and community colleges to hire third-party commercial driver license testers to help reduce skills-testing delays.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2019

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