Could tolls come to I-540 in north Raleigh?
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Triangle drivers take note -- new tolls could be on the way.
Almost a year after opening, the Triangle Express remains unpopular among many drivers. The stretch of road between N.C. 55 in Apex and N.C. 147 is already among the most expensive toll roads in the country.
However, on Jan. 1, rates will go up further by 13 or 18 cents, depending on how you pay.
While raising the cost of a toll road is one thing, putting a new toll on existing roads is another thing entirely. That's what Raleigh City Council is talking about doing on the northern half of Interstate 540. Read more
NCTA Past Chairman Duane Long, Chairman of Longistics, Testified at Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee Hearing
On Thursday, November 21, at 10:00am, the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing titled: Wrong Way: The Impact of FMCSA's Hours of Service Regulation on Small Business.
The purpose of the hearing was to examine the direct and indirect economic and operational impact of the new HOS regulation on small businesses. Read more
Raleigh's Mr. Longistics goes to Washington, and rips U.S. trucking rules - Triangle Business Journal
N.C. Trucking Executive Tells Congress of HOS Rule’s Shortcomings - American Trucking Associations, Inc.
ATRI Study Identifies Significant Operational & Economic Impacts From New Hours-of-Service Rules - Findings Impact Both For-Hire and Private Fleets
Arlington, VA - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules, which went into effect July 1, 2013.
The changes to the Hours-of-Service rules implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) include provisions which limit use of the 34-hour restart and require a rest break before driving after 8 hours on-duty.
Among the operational and economic impacts identified by ATRI are: Read more
NCTA Safety Council Motor Carrier Courtesy Inspection Halifax Scales
The North Carolina Trucking Association Safety Management Council, in partnership with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, conducted a courtesy safety inspection event at the Halifax Weigh Station on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. View Photos
Exclude Portable Tanks
FMCSA published a notice of proposed rule makeing to modify its definition of a tank vehicle in response to a petition from American Trucking Associations. The present rulemaking proposes to officially exclude portable tanks with a capacity of 1,000 gallons or less that are manifested as less than 3% residue. ATA will submit comments showing that trucks carrying portable tanks present no safety risk greater than standard van-bodied trucks.