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DOT adds $6M for truck parking on interstates

The agency added $6 million to help address parking shortage for commercial trucks on five U.S. interstates.

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Agency to drop cargo insurance requirement

Household goods motor carriers and household goods freight forwarders will continue to be subject to the cargo insurance requirement.

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Diesel prices creeping up

After five weeks of declines, the price gained 3.3 cents to $2.961 in the latest week.

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Avery farm truck turns 100

The 1910 Avery farm truck’s centennial will be honored at 2:30 p.m. July 9 at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. The so-called birthday party for the truck coincides with the Walcott Truckers Jamboree that weekend in Walcott, Iowa. The Avery is the oldest truck on display at the trucking museum, said its curator Dave Meier. The farm tractor was advertised to do the work of six to eight horses at a top speed of 15 miles per hour ...

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New truck orders surge 84% in May

ACT reported 13,231 net orders of Class 8 vehicles. Over half of the orders are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter.

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I-5 construction work begins in Bellingham, Wash.

The onramp to northbound I-5 at the Northwest Avenue interchange will close for two weeks starting June 21.

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Ind.-Ky. bridge to be replaced

Recovery Act funds will go toward the total replacement cost of $129.5 million the Milton-Madison Bridge.

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I-90 construction near Seattle started

Crews are widening East Sunset Way from 6th Avenue N.E. to I-90 at Issaquah, Wash.

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Hearing set for CSA 2010

The hearing will be June 23 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations and are sized to fit dimensions standard in the trucking industry. The company says the fittings are 24 percent to 33 percent lighter than brass fittings and require no special tools. Phillips Industires, www.phillipsind.com

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