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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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Maryland House bill proposes fuels-tax changes

Maryland bill HB 1515 would generate an additional $3.4 billion for state highway and transit projects in part with a new 2 percent motor fuel sales and equivalent use-tax rate on retail gas price.

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Illinois OKs temp licenses for illegal immigrants

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn soon is expected to sign legislation that will allow residents to apply for driver’s licenses, regardless of immigration status.

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Nevada adds mobile inspection bypass

Nevada has become the 15th state to adopt the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

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Groups fight human trafficking

Several Colorado organizations kicked off an education and awareness campaign focused on combating human trafficking of underage children who are being forced to engage in prostitution.

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