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Closed Rest Areas to Reopen in Virginia

Jan
21,
2010
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – As reported by WUSA9.com The Commonwealth Transportation Board has voted to reopen 19 closed Interstate rest stops in Virginia. The board’s unanimous approval Wednesday followed a short appeal by (Republican) Gov. Bob McDonnell, who made good … Continue reading

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CSA 2010 Good for Trucking Industry or Opportunity for Abuse?

Nov
6,
2009
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The trucking industry will soon see a change in the FMCSA safety rating system, Safestat.  The new program, CSA 2010 will soon be underway.   I see what could be a good thing for the safety standards of the trucking industry, … Continue reading

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The Virginia 2 Hour Parking Rule is Finally Over for Truckers

Jun
21,
2009
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The long entailed battle of the 2 hour Parking Law in Virgina is finally over! On June 18th, 2009 it was made official that the 2 hour commercial parking rule was replaced with ” no overnight parking”  signs. The state … Continue reading

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Virginia DOT Coming Up Broke

Jun
10,
2009
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The Virginia Department of Transportation ability to build and maintain its roads and highway system is collapsing.  Unless Federal or State legislation comes to the rescue, VDOT may soon find itself unable to maintain the state’s own infrastructure. The Federal … Continue reading

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Anne Ferro Nominated by Barack Obama to Head the FMCSA

Jun
6,
2009
6

On Thursday June 4th, President Obama nominated Anne S Ferro to be the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( FMCSA) FMCSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation which has the responsibility of overseeing and … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers Right to Due Process

May
20,
2009
2

What is “Due Process?” The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”   If a public employee has a property interest in a job, he … Continue reading

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Railroad Bill Introduced to Congress

May
17,
2009
2

We first reported about the plan to build a railroad transportation yard in the state of Virginia, back on April 26th, 2009, and how this is more than likely, the true underlying reason for the planned closings of the rest … Continue reading

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Return of Railroad System Planned For Trucking Traffic Cut-Back

Apr
29,
2009
5

The Obama Administration is moving forward as part as their stimulus package plan, to bring back transportation by way of the railroad system, such as were the days of the 19th Century.  Pledging $8 Billion for the plan, it will … Continue reading

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Virginia Rest Area Closings – More to the Story?

Apr
26,
2009
3

It has come to my attention that a driving force behind Virginia’s goal to close the rest areas could actually have something to do with the plans of building a railroad transportation yard on U.S. Route 11 in Elliston, VA.  … Continue reading

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Truckers Not Welcome in Greenwich, Connecticut

Apr
20,
2009
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Residents of Greenwich, Connecticut continue their fight to prevent truckers from parking along I-95 and other various places.  Weeks after the state DOT placed 26 signs along a 1.5 mile-long stretch of I-95 from the New York state line to … Continue reading

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