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Parking Problems – Not Improved in 11 Years

July 2, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

As most all truck drivers know how parking has been a problem for years – and steadily only gets worse.
The problems only grow with truckers being able to find adequate and safe parking – stems from a problem within the trucking industry known as “just in time freight delivery.”
This is where the receiving company [...]

USDOT Designates $6 Million for Truck Parking

USDOT Designates $6 Million for Truck Parking

June 25, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Monday, June 21, that $6 million will be awarded for truck parking projects on five U.S. interstates: I-15 in Utah – I-10 in Mississippi – I-5 in Oregon – I-40 in Tennessee – and I-81 in Pennsylvania.
I thought this was some good news, and maybe a start of getting [...]

Truck Involved Fatality rates Fall in 2008

Truck Involved Fatality rates Fall in 2008

January 21, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The trucking industry is safer than ever, according to truck Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) figures just released by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and previously released National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) data on crashes.
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Recovery Act Funds 10,000th Highway Project

December 28, 2009 by Alan Bristol · 1 Comment 

Monday, December 28, 2009

WASHINGTON – Reaching a major milestone in creating jobs and improving the nation’s infrastructure, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that as of today, the Federal Highway Administration has approved 10,000 highway projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) since its passage in February.
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Missouri gets OK for I-70 truck-only lanes

September 9, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Missouri has won federal approval to rebuild Interstate 70 across the state with lanes segregating cars from trucks.
The Federal Highway Administration’s decision gives Missouri the authorization needed to move ahead with the $4 billion project, which would be the first of its kind nationally, officials said. But money is a major hurdle.

“If we had funding [...]


Virginia hopes to reopen rest stops

July 14, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

It’s a long shot, but Virginia officials are hoping that they will be able to find a way to reopen 19 closed rest stops on the state’s interstate highways in a couple of years.
The state is going to mothball until at least 2011 the 18 rest areas and one welcome center slated for closure and [...]


Big ideas: Charge tolls on Pennsylvania’s interstates

June 7, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

$2 billion to $3 billion, estimate by Peter Samuel, editor of
- Highways are already in place and installation of infrastructure would be relatively inexpensive
- Tolls could be tailored to traffic levels and local conditions
- People would be paying for a “service” based on the amount they used it
- May not be possible to [...]


The Hours Of Service Rules: Myths And Facts

March 23, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

Myth: The 11-hour driving limit and 34-hour restart provisions will significantly increase truck crashes and fatalities.
Facts: Since January of 2004 when the 11-hour driving limit and 34-hour restart went into effect, the large truck-involved fatal crashes fell from 4,335 (2003) to 4,190 (2007), while the number of truck miles traveled increased by 11B. The number [...]


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