heavier trucks

Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

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Idaho ups truck weight limit to 129,000 pounds

In deciding to permanently adopt a recent pilot program, Idaho is implementing July 1 a law that will allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds on some roads.

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Restart study part of transportation bill

If the provision makes it through to final legislation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would have to do a field study of the restart rule.

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Amendment defeats heavier trucks

A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.

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Congress gets letter to back heavier trucks

Law would offer each state the authority to open portions of its Interstate network to six-axle trucks that can ship more freight.

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LogBook

CSA rankings, a weight pilot program, use of heavier trucks and a new hours rule proposal are among the industry news items featured.

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‘Monster train’ and other freight supersizers

You might have missed news of Union Pacific testing to see just how long a train can be. I didn’t know of it until reading a Wall Street Journal story this week. Writer Jennifer Levitz cites the train as an example of pressures in rail and ocean shipping, as well as trucking, to haul more freight per trip. The proponents in all three modes cite the potential for using less fuel, and thereby less pollution ...

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Transportation bill adds heavy trucks provision

Bill includes 1-year program granting heavier trucks greater use of Interstate highways in Maine and Vermont.

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