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  • 05/13/2021 3:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced additional help for States in areas affected by the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.  The White House and DOT have determined that previous declarations of “major disaster” issued by the President within the past 120 days allow States covered by those declarations to use Interstate highways in their State to transport overweight loads of gasoline and other fuels.  Each State must continue to follow its own procedures for issuance of special permits authorizing the loads, but the added flexibility announced today lawfully permits these trucks to run on the Interstate Highway System and other federal highways.  This flexibility is in addition to preexisting authority for States to issue special permits allowing the trucks to run on State highways.


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  • 05/06/2021 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today visited Volvo Trucks North America’s TEC Equipment dealership location in Coburg to test-drive an electric Volvo Class 8 truck and highlight his clean energy priorities as he prepares to introduce transformative infrastructure legislation that creates jobs and stimulate the economy.

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  • 04/29/2021 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In a 2-1 decision on April 28, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted a lower court’s injunction that upheld the California Trucking Association’s (CTA) claim that the Federal Administration Authorization Act of 1994 preempted implementation of California’s AB5 for the trucking industry.

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  • 04/27/2021 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today called on all drivers to “share work zones safely” by staying alert, obeying traffic signs, and allowing all vehicles extra space as the nation’s annual roadway repair and construction season commences.

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  • 04/22/2021 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saia LTL Freight, a leading national transportation and logistics provider founded in 1924, recently took delivery of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks at its facility in Los Angeles, California. The VNR Electrics from Volvo Trucks North America are the first zero tailpipe emission, battery-electric Class 8 trucks to be deployed in Saia’s fleet, which provides regional freight distribution services throughout Southern California, as well as logistics services across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

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  • 04/20/2021 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    KIRKLAND, Wash., April 5, 2021 – Kenworth today introduced a comprehensive new medium-duty conventional truck lineup ranging from Class 5 to light Class 8. The announcement came during a major virtual product reveal.

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  • 04/20/2021 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Volvo Trucks North America customer Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a national foodservice logistics supplier, will deploy 14 Volvo VNR Electric models in its Southern California last-mile delivery routes over the next two years. The trucks, manufactured at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley plant in Virginia, represent the largest single purchasing commitment of Volvo VNR Electric trucks to date. Volvo Trucks will begin delivering the Class 8 battery-electric trucks to QCD this fall to operate out of its distribution center in Fontana, California.

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  • 04/12/2021 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The new models are the Kenworth T180 (Class 5), Kenworth T280 (Class 6), Kenworth T380 (Class 7) and Kenworth T480 (light Class 8). In addition, for customers needing FEPTO, full parent rails and fixed grille, Kenworth added the Kenworth T380V and Kenworth T480V with a vocational hood.

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  • 04/12/2021 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WOODRIDGE, Ill. (April 2021) – Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced today that ULTIMAAX® advanced severe-duty rubber suspension in the 60,000 – pound capacity rating will be available on Miller Industries new Century® M100 Rotator and will be on display April 8-10th at the Tow Show in Orlando, Florida. Miller will be hosting a Street Party on April 9th, during the show, to display their trucks in action and give attendees an up-close and personal look.

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  • 04/12/2021 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.

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