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Bay Area bridges eye toll hikes

Seven San Francisco area toll bridges may see toll hikes that would increase a five-axle truck’s tolls from $11.25 to either $23 or $35. The Bay Area Toll Authority will hold hearings on the issue Dec. 3 and Dec. 7 before voting on a toll increase in January. The California-owned area bridges that would be affected are the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael, San Francisco-Oakland Bay and San Mateo-Hayward bridges. The toll proposal does not ...

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Back On the Road deadline Dec. 6

Back On the Road nominations will be accepted through Dec. 6, Arrow Truck Sales announced.

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California reefer deadline is Dec. 31

California is warning truckers with 2002 model Transport Refrigeration Units and older that they must comply with emissions control technology before Jan. 1. Truckers who have not already complied should place emissions control technology orders soon. Stock may be depleted for last-minute orders and then delivery could take up to three months.  CARB will begin enforcement after Dec. 31 and non-compliant TRUs could be penalized up to $500 per violation. There will be no grace periods for ...

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Arrow’s Back On the Road deadline is Dec. 6

Nominations for the Back On The Road 2010 campaign will be accepted until Dec. 6.

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Florida Turnpike moving to cashless tolling

Tollbooths are expected to be removed by February 2011.

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Analyst forecasts trucking recovery in 2010

The trucking industry will begin to recover in the second half of 2010 and accelerate strongly into 2011.

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Senators seek 6-month highway bill extension

Committee urges Senate to consider extension that would provide funding until June 2010.

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Class 8 truck orders rise sharply in October

Orders for heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles hit the highest level since January 2008.

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Agency overturns Boston hazmat ban

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rejected Boston’s de facto ban on hazmat hauling.

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Trucking index up in October

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for October increased for the third consecutive month.

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