2011 December

Western Star 4700 SF to premier in test drive challenge

| December 30, 2011

Western Star’s new 4700SF dump truck, equipped with a 450-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 and Allison 4500 RDS transmission, will make its debut in the Serious Trucks Challenge in January at the World of Concrete 2012, ...

Speed limit going up in Illinois

| December 30, 2011

Big rig speeds on various four-lane roads will rise to 65 mph from 55 mph on roads outside of Chicago, matching the passenger car speed limit.

Truck speed limits changing in Illinois

| December 30, 2011

Big rig speeds on various four-lane roads will rise to 65 mph from 55 mph on more rural roads outside of Chicago, matching the passenger car speed limit.

Baltimore bridge tolls rising

| December 30, 2011

Tolls on Baltimore Harbor bridges and tunnels will increase Jan. 1, the first of two toll hikes over the next 18 months.

Epes drivers tie in referral contest

| December 29, 2011

Epes Transport System driver Eric Betts won a new Chevrolet Silverado, and Tim Britt and Donald Washburn won $5,000 for having the most referrals in a carrier-wide contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based carrier announced. After the drivers ...

Oregon to start idling limits

| December 29, 2011

Trucks that aren’t equipped with idle-reduction technology will be prohibited from idling more than five minutes an hour in public areas.

Trucker wins flat-screen TV in Christmas promo

| December 29, 2011

Veteran trucker Ron Phares won a flat-screen TV, DVD player and power converter for his Freightliner Cascadia as a grand prize package in a promotion named the 12 Days of Christmas, said Troy, Ill.-based Truck ...

Tolls begin on Seattle bridge

| December 29, 2011

Tolls began Dec. 29 on the Highway 520 floating bridge into Seattle.

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