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Heavy trucks allowed on interstates in Maine, Vermont

Heavy trucks allowed on interstates in Maine, Vermont

FREEPORT, Maine — Heavy trucks used to creep through town, rumbling past shoppers and the well-known L.L. Bean store because big rigs weren't allowed on Interstate 295 a quarter-mile away.

Connecticut to overhaul rest stops, bucking U.S. trend

Connecticut to overhaul rest stops, bucking U.S. trend

MILFORD, Conn. — Truck driver Conrad Ouellette remembers how happy he was when Connecticut's rest stops replaced their Howard Johnson's outlets with McDonald's, where he could snag a quick chocolate shake while hauling construction debris.

U.S. grants $187M for fuel efficiency research

U.S. grants $187M for fuel efficiency research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will announce on Monday funding for nine projects designed to significantly increase fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, with more than half the money coming from the $787 billion (euro550 billion) stimulus package.

Winter storm contributes to big rig crash that killed four in Ohio

Winter storm contributes to big rig crash that killed four in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A broad snowstorm pushed eastward early Friday ahead of a powerful cold front, complicating the morning rush and closing schools a day after contributing to a crash in Ohio that killed four people in a van carrying disabled adults.

Drivers undergoing more physical testing before getting hired, rejected

Drivers undergoing more physical testing before getting hired, rejected

The days of job hopping for many may be over, and not only because of what you may be thinking — less freight — but in addition, drivers are going through some rigorous testing to determine if they are fit enough to do the job.

Top safety priority should be driver behavior, ATA tells NHTSA

Top safety priority should be driver behavior, ATA tells NHTSA

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) encouraged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to focus on driver behavior as a top safety priority in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Most of ATA’s recommendations are part of the progressive safety agenda it adopted in 2008.

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