|CVSA Roadcheck set for June
The annual inspection blitz conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is set for June
2-4 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
|Washington communities weigh dock tax to recover road cost
Several towns located in the valley between Tacoma and Seattle are looking at ways to stabilize
road maintenance – and they’re banking on truck traffic generated by nearby ports as a way to get
back into black. Fife, WA, located near Tacoma, is considering adding a $100 tax per door for
warehouse owners that house freight hauled by commercial trucks.
|Ain’t Rite: CARB fines retailer for windshield washer fluid
Truckers have known for some time that the California Air Resources Board isn’t messing
around when it comes to emissions. Now a large retail chain has found out about the state
agency’s commitment to cutting emissions.
|California DMV cuts hours
Truckers who need to do business with the California Department of Motor Vehicles will find
those offices closed two weekdays each month as the state cuts back on services to reduce its
$42 billion deficit.
|Kansas bill would hand over turnpike to state DOT
A Kansas state lawmaker wants to turn over control of the Kansas Turnpike Authority to the state.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is skeptical that the outcome would benefit
|Bids invited for 11 service plazas on Mass Pike
In an effort to raise money, the cash-strapped Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has invited
“responsible bidders” to bid on the 11 service plazas it has up for sale or lease in the state.
|Mobil Delvac to sponsor MATS 2009 concert
On Friday March 20th at 7:30 PM, Mobil Delvac will present Aaron Tippin, Halfway To Hazard, and
Krista Marie in concert at Freedom Hall as part of the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show.
|Maryland increases tolls as truckers call for relief
Truckers and trucking associations are still hoping a flood of appeals to the governor and other
lawmakers will stave off a 50 percent toll increase in Maryland. Turnpike officials voted Thursday,
Jan. 29, to increase rates starting May 1.