WASHINGTON — Citing safety concerns, Rep. Peter DeFazio doesn’t want Mexico-based trucks on U.S. highways. And to ensure that Mexico can’t use trade threats to open the border to long-haul trucking, the Oregon Democrat wants instead to rewrite a treaty.
The Rotella Road Show began its 2010 tour at the Mid-American Trucking Show last month and will also include stops at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest in Lexington, Va., from June 10-12, the Trucker’s Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa July 8-9, and the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 19-21.
ALBANY, N.Y. — Members of a task force charged with overseeing implementation of new highway regulations say the state Department of Transportation has scrapped a proposal to ban large trucks from seven state highways in the Finger Lakes.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation is conducting nearly $4 billion worth of road construction projects this year along the Wasatch Front.
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy.
WASHINGTON — The State Highway Safety Alliance and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have joined forces to call for an aggressive plan to prevent hundreds of thousands of highway fatalities over the next 20 years through the upcoming surface transportation authorization bill.