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Rail System vs. Highway Infrastructure – Follow the Money Series Part 3

April 16, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

As we continue to “follow the money” in the game of reality involving what seems like is “shady actions” about the whole highway infrastructure and rail system. I left you in the previous article talking about how these developers plan on building up the Maryland side of the river once all the properties are built [...]

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Rail System vs. Highway Infrastructure – Follow the Money – Part 2

Rail System vs. Highway Infrastructure – Follow the Money – Part 2

April 14, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

In my previous post, I closed by making the point that politicians were not going to admit to continuing to keep the roads congested.
Which could contribute to the trucking industry being hampered to the point point that people will believe that trains are more efficient at moving freight.
Now to move on to the second [...]

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Response to Virginia Trucking Accident/Injury Blogs Blizzard article

January 2, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · 5 Comments 

I really hate to give people like this any free advertisement, but silly shit like these need to be stopped.

I have made two attempts to comment on the-post, with both attempts failing as they were removed and not posted.
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CVSA Operation Safe Driver Oct. 18-24

October 18, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

Well, seems it is that time again. Operation Safe Driver, kicked off today and runs through too October 24. This year the OSD will again be focusing on enforcement and education. Every year there are approximately 40,000 people killed on US Highways, but the professional driver is already aware of this.

Did you know that almost [...]

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Obama’s pick of industry lobbyist draws fire

September 24, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 2 Comments 

President Barack Obama’s nomination of a trucking industry lobbyist to head the agency that regulates the industry drew fire Wednesday from senators and safety advocates.

Anne Ferro, the president and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association for the past six years, was named to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a troubled agency that [...]

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ATA and Safety Officials to Hold Press Conference on New Highway Safety Agenda

June 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Safety experts from outside the trucking industry will comment on the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) expanded highway safety agenda at a press conference on Tuesday, June 9, on Capitol Hill at 10 a.m.
ATA’s press conference will announce the trucking industry’s bold new 18-point safety agenda that addresses commercial and passenger vehicle driver performance, safer [...]

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Big ideas: Charge tolls on Pennsylvania’s interstates

June 7, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

REVENUE POTENTIAL
$2 billion to $3 billion, estimate by Peter Samuel, editor of Tollroadsnews.com
PROS
- 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
CONS
- May not be possible to [...]

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President of Maryland Motor Truck Association tapped as next FMCSA administrator

June 4, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said today he will nominate Anne S. Ferro, president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA), to become administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Between 1997 and 2003, Ferro served as Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator where she established a strong record in highway safety, regulatory compliance and agency [...]

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