wisconsin

Government, Business

Wisconsin Leaders Allocate $129 Million in Aid for Local Governments

Wisconsin road JamesBrey/Getty Images

Wisconsin officials announced $129.6 million in transportation aid has been directed to local government agencies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2020
Government, Logistics, TCA

USPS Under Scrutiny on Wisconsin Ballot Delays

Packages sit in cardboard bins at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. Packages sit in cardboard bins at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Va., in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The United States Postal Service says that domestic deliveries of mail usually arrive in 1-3 business days. That’s not always the case, as is becoming clear to many of Wisconsin’s registered voters who requested absentee ballots that never arrived.

Adam Rogan | The Journal Times
April 10, 2020
Business, Logistics

RGL Logistics Appoints New CEO, Chairman

RGL Logistics announced Joe Lemerond, senior vice president of transportation, will become the company’s CEO effective March 29.

March 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Wisconsin DOT Announces $75 Million for Multimodal Grant Program

Wisconsin is granting money for multimodal infrastructure projects. Gov. Tony Evers (Andy Manis/Associated Press)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced it is making $75 million available through its Multimodal Local Supplement grant program, which is designed to address critical transportation needs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Scam Uses DOT Biennial Update Deadlines to Target Wisconsin Trucking Firms

Trucks travel on Interstate 39/90 between Madison and Beloit in south-central Wisconsin Trucks travel on Interstate 39/90 between Madison and Beloit in south-central Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)

Wisconsin-based trucking companies have been warned about scam letters informing them they have accrued late fees by failing to file their biennial update with the U.S. Department of Transportation on time.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 3, 2019
Business, Safety

Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships Promise Family Fun

2018 Wisconsin Grand Champion Jeff Langenhahn XPO Logistics' Jeff Langenhahn was last year's Wisconsin Grand Champion, but will not compete this year. (TT file photo)

Last year’s Wisconsin Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion win by XPO Logistics’ Jeff Langenhahn was said to be a “family affair” due to his dedicated practice time with his wife and children. This year, the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is taking the role that family plays in drivers’ success to heart with the addition of a Family Fun Zone.

May 7, 2019
Government, Safety, TCA

Revised Weight Limits for Bridges Add Time, Money in Wisconsin

Grain truck Grain truck (Getty Images)

When Kevin Nelson hauls corn from his farm south of Osseo, Minn., to grain bins in Winona, Minn., lately he has added extra travel time and is paying more at the pump.

Julian Emerson | Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis.
June 1, 2018
Government, Business

Wisconsin’s Expanded Frozen Road Law Eases Weight Limit for Timber Haulers

A WisDOT employee checks a gauge for depth of frozen ground A WisDOT employee checks a gauge for depth of frozen ground (WisDOT on YouTube)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has expanded its “frozen road” law that allows trucks moving forest products, salt and sand to carry heavier loads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Announces Inspector General Position

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced the creation of a new Inspector General position within the agency Sept. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017
Government

Wisconsin Road Funding Remains Controversial With State Legislators

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The divisiveness among same-party legislators over how to fund Wisconsin’s failing roads makes transportation a candidate for the most controversial issue in the budget this year, a representative of a statewide transportation alliance said.

Elizabeth Dohms | Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.)
May 23, 2017

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