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Canada Plans to Tow Trucks, Freeze Protesting Truckers' Accounts

Truck drivers and others protest COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa Feb. 12 Truck drivers and others protest COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in Ottawa Feb. 12. (Ted Shaffrey/Associated Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is invoking emergency powers across all of Canada to quell protests by demonstrators who have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Rob Gillies and Ted Shaffrey | Associated Press
February 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Congress, Biden Urged to Release Funds for Bridge Repair

Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Experts point to unsafe bridges. The Forbes Avenue Bridge over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park in Pittsburgh collapsed Jan. 28. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Transportation experts are urging Congress and the Biden administration to release federal infrastructure funds to improve unsafe bridges across the nation.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Supply Chain Disruptions Likely to Continue in Near Future

Trucks Trucks at the Port of Charleston, S.C. (South Carolina Ports Authority)

Economists and industry experts widely believe supply chain disruptions will continue to greatly impact the transportation industry for the first half of the year, and possibly into 2023.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
February 14, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Police Begin Arresting Mandate Protesters; Vital Bridge Still Closed

 Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters in Windsor Feb. 13. Police walk the line to remove all truckers and supporters in Windsor Feb 13. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via Associated Press)

WINDSOR, Ontario — Police moved in to clear and arrest the remaining protesters near the busiest U.S.-Canadian border crossing on Feb. 13, ending a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions that has hurt the economy of both nations even as they held back from a crackdown on a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa.

February 13, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Inflation, Tangled Supply Lines Are Gripping Economy

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WASHINGTON — Since the pandemic erupted two years ago, Forest Ramsey and his wife, Kelly, have held the line on prices at their gourmet chocolate shop in Louisville, Ky. Now, they’re about to throw in the towel.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
February 11, 2022
Government, Safety

Truckers’ Input Sought as Illinois Expressway Shootings Skyrocket

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker discusses the police crackdown regarding the escalating gun violence that has taken place on the expressways. (ABC 7 Chicago via YouTube)

Truck drivers traveling along Illinois expressways where shootings spiked 110% last year are advised to report suspicious activity and use a new police website map of real-time gunfire reports.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Ontario Declares State of Emergency Over Blocked US Bridge

Ambassador Bridge access blocked Truckers and supporters block the access leading from the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, on Feb. 11. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

The premier of Canada’s biggest province declared a state of emergency, warning protesters choking off traffic at a key U.S. border crossing and causing gridlock in Canada’s capital they face stiff punishment if they don’t leave.

Brian Platt | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Maine Sets $1.8 Billion Plan for Infrastructure Upgrades

Maine I-95 bridge This I-95 bridge in Maine was built in 1960 and connects to four interchanges. (Maine Department of Transportation)

Three steel bridges in Maine that cross Interstate 95 and date to the Dwight Eisenhower administration are included in a $1.8 billion plan to overhaul some of the state’s transportation infrastructure.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Driver Drug Violations Increased by 10% in 2021 Over Prior Year

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The total number of truck driver drug violations increased by 10% in 2021, compared with total numbers reported in 2020, according to a new federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse summary report.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 9, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Familiar Spots Lead ATRI’s Top Highway Bottlenecks

Fort Lee, N.J. Vehicles approach the George Washington Bridge toll plaza in Fort Lee, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Some very familiar trouble spots lead the 2022 Top Truck Bottlenecks List from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 9, 2022

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