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California gets go-ahead to continue truck platoon testing

Testing of autonomous vehicles to haul freight in California is not going away anytime soon. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill to extend authorization for the California Department of Transportation to test truck platooning. State law permitting testing of the technology was set to expire at the end of this year. The […]

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Oregon ticket cameras to pull double duty

Communities in Oregon that employ red-light cameras now have expanded ability to issue additional automated tickets. A new state law now in effect allows red-light camera systems to also be used to nab speeders. There are 11 communities around the state that already have red-light systems in place. Approved by the Oregon Legislature this year, […]

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Seven western states agree to improve electric vehicle infrastructure

Electric vehicle manufacturers just received an incentive boost after seven western states announced an agreement to build a regional electric vehicles (EV) corridor. The agreement covers more than 5,000 miles and nearly a dozen interstates. Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming recently agreed to the “REV West Plan.” The plan includes EV […]

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Heightened traffic enforcement continues through Saturday

Operation Safe Driver Week, an annual increased traffic law enforcement push promoted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, began Sunday, Oct. 15. It is scheduled to continue through Saturday, Oct. 21. Expect law enforcement agencies to write more warnings and citations this week for speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use seatbelt, traveling too closely, […]

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Diesel prices up more than a penny

Diesel prices have been volatile the past several weeks, as the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 1.1 cents to $2.787 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 9. This marks the first increase after one week of decreases, which was preceded by just one week of increases. Diesel price […]

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Police seek information regarding cargo thefts in Texas

A police department in Texas is investigating a series of thefts involving semi-trailers loaded with various types of building materials. The thefts occurred July 29, Sept. 16, and Sept. 30. All of the semi-trailers were parked at different locations in Marshall, Texas. Each time, the trailer was recovered in the Dallas area without its cargo. […]

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Check before driving into California’s wildfire area

Out-of-control fires continue to destroy property and devastate the landscape in California. “We’re not even close to being out of this emergency,” officials with California’s Office of Emergency Services told reporters on Friday, Oct. 13. Commercial drivers who must traverse the northern counties of the state should check online at Quickmap.dot.ca.govfor road closures and other information. […]

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Wreaths Across America launches new sponsorship program

Wreaths Across America recently announced a new sponsorship opportunity called Rolling Ambassadors for professional truck drivers, bikers, police officers, and first responders. A nonprofit organization, Wreaths Across America was founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that was started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization’s mission […]

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Pennsylvania Senate approves bill to thwart throwing objects at vehicles

One effort halfway through the Pennsylvania statehouse is intended to improve safety and deter delinquent behavior on various overpasses around the state. The Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill that would require the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to erect fencing on certain state-owned bridges. It now moves to the House. PennDOT already has guidelines […]

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Trucking propels Transportation Services Index to all-time high in August

The official freight index, which measures freight movement in tons and ton-miles, reveals August freight experienced significant gains in trucking, enough to make up for declines in water and pipeline freight to push the index to an all-time high. Trucking freight made a giant leap for a second consecutive month, increasing to 147.9 from 143.9, […]

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