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Truck driver week started Nov. 1

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 began Sunday, Nov. 1, and will run through Nov. 7 in celebration of the nation’s nearly 3.5 million professional truck drivers. The annual event was shifted from its summer date of past years to coincide with the start of the holiday shipping season. Events honoring commercial drivers are intended to remind the public that many goods they rely on daily are delivered by truckers. “This week is a time where companies, customers and the American family can ...

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Bay Bridge remains closed

California’s San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge remains closed to repair the crossbar and two rods that came loose and fell to the pavement yesterday, Oct. 27. Crews completed welding on a section of the bridge but the repair still has to be tested for safety, said a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. The bridge was closed after the rods and a 5,000-pound crossbeam fell during afternoon rush hour traffic on Tuesday. The parts that collapsed were ...

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I-40 section reduced to one lane

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will reduce Interstate 40 East and West in Fayette County to one lane this weekend as work to repair five bridges continues. Starting at 8 p.m. CT, Friday, Oct. 30, I-40 between mile markers 33 and 34 will be reduced to one lane. Regular traffic flow will resume at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2. This weekend’s lane reduction is one of the final weekend lane closures planned on I-40 as crews ...

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DOT: Medical marijuana still off-limits

The U.S. Department of Transportation will continue its no tolerance stand on marijuana for medical purposes or otherwise.

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Hazmat firms to provide emergency info

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will require shippers of hazardous materials to include their name or contract number on shipping papers.

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Senate committee approves Ferro

A Senate committee approved the nomination of Anne Ferro to be administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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EPA to decide if SCR guidance is binding

The EPA is seeking a 60-day stay of the lawsuit filed by Navistar challenging the agency's guidance to truck and engine makers that are using selective catalytic reduction to achieve 2010 emissions standards.

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NAFTA surface trade fell in August

Surface transportation trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico declined 24.9 percent in August from a year earlier.

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Rockslide closes I-40 in N.C.

Interstate 40 is closed in North Carolina near the Tennessee state line due to a rockslide that could take several months to clear away.

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FMCSA to reconsider hours rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has decided to conduct another rulemaking regarding hours-of-service regulations.

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