|Nevada changes motor carrier trip permit requirements
Commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or greater, operating
without valid Nevada registration, will be required to obtain a 24-hour temporary registration trip
permit before entering or operating the vehicle in Nevada. This new law goes into effect July 1.
Previously, vehicles were able to travel to the first available vendor within the state to purchase
|Fed group sets trucking agenda
A federal trucking safety committee’s national agenda includes advocating that the new entrant
process be changed and that the transportation and homeland security departments better
collaborate their efforts.
|No silver lining yet in trucking indexes
Jonathan Neal, a salesman for Twin City Transportation Inc., said shippers these days are
ready to do business but it's not because there's more freight to put in trucks the Little
Rockbased company operates.
|More Truck Mergers Seen as Carriers Seek Bargains
A wave of transportation mergers and acquisitions may be on the horizon, as the recession
weeds out distressed companies and carriers shop for bargains to help them secure more
freight, several industry watchers said.
|Oregon DOT weighs more than 26,000 trucks in three-day campaign
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation Motor Carrier Division recently
conducted a three-day intensive size and weight enforcement effort along the Interstate 84
corridor recently, weighing in excess of 26,000 trucks.
|Obama nominates Trottenberg for DOT post
WASHINGTON — Polly Trottenberg has been nominated as assistant secretary for
transportation policy at the Department of Transportation, the White House reported Thursday.
|Industry-Leading Carriers Prepare for Canadian ACI Truck e-Manifest
Requirements With Descartes
WATERLOO, Ontario, June 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group
(Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), a global on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) logistics
solutions provider, announced that industry-leading carriers, including Con-way Freight, are
preparing for the soon-to-be-mandatory Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Truck
e-Manifest with Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) Customs Filing & Compliance suite.
|U.S. Fleet Execs See Growing Potential in Mexico
Despite recession-related declines in trade with the United States, Mexico’s potential as an
economic power has shippers and fleet executives taking advantage of the emerging market
|Passport requirement takes effect Monday, June 1
Starting Monday, June 1, anyone who crosses the border into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico
for any reason will be required to show a passport or another approved document regardless
|Ontario plans to tax carbon emissions
The Ontario provincial government wants to implement a cap-and-trade system to tax carbon
emissions as early as 2012.
|SPECIAL REPORT: OOIDA urges VA governor to keep rest areas open
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - The Virginia Department of Transportation seems more concerned
with dollar signs than with highway safety when it comes to keeping vital safety rest areas open
in the state. In a letter to Gov. Tim Kaine, OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer wrote
he was in "utter shock and disbelief" about VDOT's plan to "gut the rest area program for a
savings of a measly $9 million out of a transportation budget of more than $4.5 billion."
|LL EXCLUSIVE: Speed limiters emerge as Ontario election issue
The race for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in Ontario may not seem very
interesting to the average trucker, but at least two of the candidates are campaigning to overturn
the speed-limiter law for trucks.