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May 26, 2023
CVSA removes more than 750 commercial trucks from service during brake inspection blitz

WASHINGTON — On April 19, 6,829 commercial motor vehicles were inspected throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Day. According to a news release, inspectors found brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on 11.3% of the vehicles inspected, indicating those vehicles were unfit and unsafe for […]

May 25, 2023
House votes to repeal EPA's heavy truck emissions rules; Biden expected to issue veto

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to veto a move by Congress to rescind strict new Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at big rigs. The House approved a measure on Tuesday, May 23, that would cancel a part of the EPA’s Clean Trucks Plan that went into effect in March. The Senate voted to […]

May 24, 2023
Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act passes committee hurdle

WASHINGTON — The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act has moved one step closer to fruition. On Tuesday, May 23, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed an amended version of the act by a vote of 60-4. Known officially as HR2367, the parking act would provide $755 million over three years to expand truck parking […]

May 22, 2023
Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to strengthen truck driver apprenticeship program

WASHINGTON — Arkansas Republican Rep. Rick Crawford and Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar have introduced new legislation to help attract more truck drivers to the industry. And already the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) are lauding the new measure, which has been dubbed the DRIVE Safey Integrity Act. The bill […]

May 18, 2022
Free truck-driving course expands to Bangor to fight nationwide shortage

Because of the growing need for commercial truck drivers in the Bangor area, two community colleges have partnered to bring a successful Aroostook County course south, free of charge. Together with Eastern Maine Community College, Northern Maine Community College will expand its eight-week driving academy to Bangor with funds from the Maine Jobs and Recovery […]

May 18, 2022
Electric Cars' Turning Point May Be Happening as U.S. Sales Numbers Start Climb

American car shoppers seem to have discovered the electric car. After a decade of slow but steady sales growth, electric vehicle registrations in the U.S. shot up 60 percent in the first quarter of 2022 even as overall new car registrations dropped 18 percent. It’s the latest indication that domestic EV acceptance may have turned […]

May 18, 2022
Colorado officials finalize Clean Truck Strategy

Colorado’s plan to encourage the use of zero-emission medium-and heavy-duty trucks has been finalized after extensive public input. The Clean Truck Strategy is a joint effort of the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The strategy […]

May 18, 2022
Tesla Model X Achieves 71% Of Its EPA Range While Towing A RV

Luxury RV maker Bowlus has tested its 27.1-foot (8.25-meter) long Terra Firma RV with the Tesla Model X and reached some interesting conclusions when it comes to towing range. The company claims that the Terra Firma RV has proven itself as "the perfect complement to premium electric SUVs" after the Tesla Model X towing it […]

May 14, 2022
Why truck driver overtime matters to the last mile

A bill in Washington that would make commercial truck drivers eligible for overtime pay might not have much impact on last-mile delivery drivers, but it could affect e-commerce shipments nonetheless. It would depend on how the big carriers chose to comply. “A lot of industries do whatever they can to prevent overtime so they just […]

May 13, 2022
Future highways will feature both hydrogen and electric vehicles

The long-haul trucking industry is currently being examined as the future of hydrogen, while electric vehicles are being pegged for personal use. Great West Media has received federal government funding through the Local Journalism Initiative to support a reporter to cover climate in Alberta. Jen Henderson will feature in-depth reporting on where Alberta is at with […]

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