Washington

Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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Kenworth plant awarded

The Renton, Wash., Kenworth Truck Company assembly plant recently received honors for its efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Will CSA take its first significant hit standing up?

OOIDA's suit against the FMCSA's CSA enforcement regime charges the agency with significant mishandling of driver information in the MCMIS database -- and lack of an adequate dispute process.

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More on broker bond increase, highway bill

Given the June 30 hard deadline for the highway reauthorization negotiations ongoing between House and Senate, it's likely that any highway bill that successfully emerges, whether longer term or another six-month-or-more extension of current priorities, is more or less already finished. Regardless, following my last post on the issues of the EOBR mandate and broker surety bond minimum increase included in the Senate's MAP-21 two-year reauthorization, James Lamb, president of the Association of Independent Property Brokers ...

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From toilets to roads — concrete from the potty

It's "poticrete," actually, the name given an aggregate mix the city of Bellingham, Wash., used for a paved trail project -- a big portion of the aggregate is made of crushed toilets, sinks and other porcelain bathroom fixtures. The mixture is notablein that it marks the first "LEED-style certification," Christopher Mims wrote on thegrist.org, for something resembling a roadway. (The folks at the Greenroads Foundation designated the Poticrete trail its first certified Greenroad.) And I imagine it might ...

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ATHS Northwest Antique Truck Show

APRIL 23: Harold E. LeMay Marymount Museum, Spanaway, Wash., (360) 866-7716.

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‘Bird Business’ with owner-operator Larry Leckrone

32: The percentage of truckers who said in a recent poll that they would choose a carrier based on its ridealong pet policy. The number tracks closely to the 42 percent of haulers who said they did in fact run with a pet of some kind in the truck -- computed as part of Truckers News' research into its most recent, December cover story. Among that group is owner-operator Larry Leckrone, of Colville, Wash. His antique ...

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Punt on the spicy pork rinds

Add pork rinds to a haul in the Pacific Northwest and you might find yourself with a sore foot and back and a charge of  “driving with wheels off the roadway,” or such was the case for a Mt. Vernon, Wash., hauler in July,  Washington State Trooper Keith Leary told reporters at the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald. And that’s not to mention the expensive tow the 42-year-old Mt. Vernon, Wash., truck driver no doubt had to have ...

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