Virginia

Ride for the Constitution rolls, reports say 30 show up to convoy

As the Ride for the Constitution effort got rolling October 11, reports of some participation in its plan to clog the beltway began trickling out.

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VDOT reopens SB I-81 lanes near Blacksburg

Big backups around Blackburg, Va., were eased Thursday, Aug. 29 with the reopening of lanes obstructed by a landslide.

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Shorepower adds locations

Shorepower Technologies has added electric plug-in power pedestals to 17 more truckstops.

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Bobby Bright’s final ride: June 15, 1945-Oct. 10, 2012

Remembering Virginia-based hauler Bobby Bright, memorialized by his son Robert with a final big-rig ride to his final resting place October 16, 2012, at Madison Garden Cemetery in Madison, Va.

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Utility expands Virginia plant

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is expanding its reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Va.

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New Love’s in Virginia

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15.

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Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming public meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

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Utility receives safety award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has received the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Annual Safety Award for its Marion, Va., manufacturing plant. Utility’s Marion plant manufactures 3000R refrigerated trailers. The plant has been honored with the “Category A” award for large trailer manufacturing plants, which have attained over 750,000 hours worked in a year without a lost-time incident. In fact, Utility’s Marion plant worked over 1.89 million hours in 2011 without an incident resulting in days away from ...

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Three states join tolling program

FYI: TRUCKING NEWS IN BRIEF/The Federal Highway Administration on Feb. 17 named North Carolina as the last of three states to participate in a program with authority to charge tolls on interstates.

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Breaker-breaker: Thursday Channel 19 news round-up

Tonight on American Trucker on the Speed Channel: You The third episode of the second season of the American Trucker documentary show on the Speed Channel is called, simply, "Independent." It will explore, well, guess who? The episode runs at 10p.m. eastern time, with replays throughout the week. See the full schedule. Or if you've as yet missed it, click on the cover image here to read Truckers News editor Randy Grider's story about the ...

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