Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Massachusetts governor calls for passage of cellphone driving ban

Massachusetts governor calls for passage of cellphone driving ban

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker threw his support for the first time on Tuesday behind a proposal that would ban motorists in Massachusetts from holding their cellphones while they drive.

Pilot Flying J partners with Food Donation Connection to provide food for the hungry

Pilot Flying J partners with Food Donation Connection to provide food for the hungry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J is partnering with Food Donation Connection (FDC), an organization that works to help food service companies reduce food waste and feed those in need.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the pipeline operator and could require more time to study the changes.

Highway deaths lead national increase in transportation fatals, says NTSB

Highway deaths lead national increase in transportation fatals, says NTSB

WASHINGTON — Data released by the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday revealed 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway fatalities accounting for 95 percent of all transportation fatalities in 2016.

OOIDA asks for ELD exemption for small-business truckers with good safety records

OOIDA asks for ELD exemption for small-business truckers with good safety records

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has submitted an exemption request to the impending federal regulation requiring trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices by December 18.

Texas group plans to push for toll roads

Texas group plans to push for toll roads

AUSTIN, Texas — An advocacy group troubled by scarce funding to ease traffic congestion in Texas’ metro regions is taking on tea party activists who oppose toll roads.

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