Tag Archives: Tennessee

EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of … Continue reading

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Police Allow Trucks to Travel through Tennessee Flooded Road

The image below is either just amazing or just plain stupid. On the part of the truckers for doing it, and on the police for allowing them to do it. How did the cops know that the integrity of the … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers and Personnel Learn What THP Is Looking For

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and representatives of Tennessee Trucking Association (TTA) member companies jointly inspected trucks Friday at the Greene County Scales Complex on Interstate 81 in western Greene County. Lt. James McKenzie, commander of the scales complex, said the … Continue reading

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VDOT to scale back services along I-81

The days of convenient rest areas, freshly mowed grass and weed-free flower beds along the interstates in Southwest Virginia are coming to an end. The Commonwealth Transportation Board on Thursday slashed transportation spending for the coming year and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Highway truckers keep roads safer, kinder

Hate those huge trucks on the highway? I don’t and here are two stories why. I was on my way south from Tennessee early one morning, and suddenly I heard a clunk. I pulled over, hoped my “Women under the … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Safety Milestone of 5 Million Accident-Free Miles

Professional driver Arthur Cage has achieved the elite status of driving 5 million accident-free miles, making him the only driver in the history of the company to achieve this accomplishment. Mr. Cage, 62, has driven for Roadway (a YRC heritage … Continue reading

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TDOT and THP Get Ready for 2009 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

For the eighth year in a row, the city of Manchester is gearing up to receive nearly 80,000 visitors from across the country as music lovers flock to one of the premier summer music festivals, Bonnaroo. The Tennessee Department of … Continue reading

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Long Haul Truckers Are Getting Spoiled On A New SleepDog Mattress

For long-haul truckers, getting a good night’s sleep is a necessity. With a new SleepDog mattress, it can also be a luxury. SleepDogMattress.com (a division of BedinaBox.com) is proud to introduce our full line of American-made (manufactured in Mount Airy, … Continue reading

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Invasion of Privacy?

Tennessee speeders could get fingerprinted – Motorists stopped for traffic violations in Tennessee could be fingerprinted if state lawmakers approve a bill pending in the legislature. Currently, when drivers are cited during traffic stops, police officers ask for the driver’s … Continue reading

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