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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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Congress eyes employee misclassification

U.S. and state officials have investigated misclassification in recent years, with industries such as trucking and construction drawing more scrutiny.

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Crete wins Owens Corning award

Crete Carrier Corp. has won the Enterprise Carrier of the Year Award from Owens Corning. This is the third consecutive year that the Lincoln, Neb.-based fleet was won the prize, said Crete spokesman Andy Brabec. The carrier shipped more than 16,500 loads of insulation, shingles and building materials for Owens Corning in the past year, Brabec said in a written statement. For details, go to www.cretecarrier.com.

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TransCore: Strong spot market freight in May

With a 216 percent increase year-over-year, this was the strongest volume for May in at least 10 years.

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Louisiana beefs up ban on texting while driving

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed police to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were stopped for another offense.

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