|‘Chief Thunderbird’ charged $500 for illegals to enter his tribe
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents busted a Wichita, KS, man for allegedly
posing as a Native American Indian chief and making $300,000 by charging illegal aliens to
enter his “tribe” to obtain U.S. citizenship.
|Pennsylvania bills would split speeds, restrict lane use, boost truck fines
As state lawmakers put on a final push in Pennsylvania to approve bills before the regular
session ends in less than three months, a pair of bills of interest to truck drivers could draw
|U.S. Rep schedules press conference to oppose I-80 tolls
U.S. Rep. John Peterson, R-PA, has scheduled a press conference on Sept. 24 to further
discuss his opposition to a proposal to toll Interstate 80 in his home state.
|Senate OKs Hutchison amendment to stop certain interstate tolling
An amendment offered by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to stop tolling on interstate highways
was accepted and passed this week as part of the Senate’s 2008 Transportation, Housing
and Urban Development appropriations bill.
|U.S. Express may go private
Chattanooga, TN-based U.S. Express, which is one of the nation’s largest publicly owned
truckload carriers, may become a private company.
|CARB workshop participants question whether reefer reg will be legit
Several audience members in a California Air Resources Board workshop audience
questioned whether the powerful environmental agency would have the authority to require
retrofitting of trailer refrigeration units by December 2008.
|ConocoPhillips to pay California $10 million to expand refinery
ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the world, will pay the state of California $10
million and take a series of steps to offset greenhouse gas emissions related to the
expansion of a refinery there.
|Maine lawmakers talk about transportation revenues
With the state of Maine facing a shortfall in highway funding, the possibility of adding tolls on
some roads and bridges is among the options drawing consideration.
|California bill banning high-tech driver’s licenses falters
A bill in the California Assembly intended to protect information on driver’s licenses by
prohibiting the use of radio-frequency identification devices will have to wait until next year. The
devices aren’t used by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, but they are legal in the