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No Tolls on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania

April 6, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The Department of Transportation has rejected Pennsylvania’s plan to toll interstate eighty.
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is relieved by this decision.

As they have protested the proposal ever since it was first introduced as it is essentially double taxation, is unsafe for other roads, and is not in the best interests of all highway [...]


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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Pickens Plan aims to make Trucking American made

July 20, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment 

We have been hearing a lot lately, about this country being addicted to oil, and how we need to start looking for alternative energy and break our demand for oil. The trucking industry, has to have oil to survive, or does it?
I have been doing some research lately into alternative energy, and every time I [...]


2,500-mile rail line from New Jersey to New Orleans to take as many as 1 million trucks off interstates

June 16, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Norfolk Southern is scouting sites in the Birmingham area to build a terminal as part of a rail corridor stretching from the Northeast to New Orleans. The project could mean thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investment for the area.
Norfolk Southern is seeking incentives and is talking with state and [...]


Pennsylvania to re-apply to toll I-80

June 7, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Allen Biehler, chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and secretary of transportation says the state will reapply to the feds to get permission to toll I-80. Biehler said this at a meeting of the state House Democratic Policy Committee May 26 according to an account circulated by legislative staffers. Last September 11 the USDOT rejected [...]


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 [...]


Penske to lay off 53 drivers after losing Big Lots

June 5, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Penske Logistics has lost a contract with Big Lots and notified the state that it will lay off the 53 truck drivers that it employs at the discount retailer’s warehouse and distribution operation at 300 Phillipi Rd.
Penske disclosed the layoffs in a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, posted yesterday on [...]


Big ‘no’ to bigger trucks

May 14, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

BIGGER is not necessarily better, and that’s certainly true in the case of those heavy tractor-trailer rigs traveling our highways.
The trucking industry is hoping Congress will increase the federal maximum weight that can be carried, from the current 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds. The American Trucking Association and other groups that support the change argue [...]


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