If state lawmakers decide to divest themselves of the state’s school bus system, they must do so in a manner that doesn’t place an unfunded mandate on school districts. South Carolina is unlike other states in that the state owns and operates the school bus fleet. Gov. Nikki Haley and some lawmakers have been pushing…Details
Sunny Delight Beverages has put into service a fleet of compressed natural gas vehicles for distribution in southern California, in markets including Los Angeles, Mira Loma, Carson and Riverside. The move is expected to cut about 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel in 2012, and to cut well-to-wheel greenhouse gas by 23 percent versus diesel-powered engines.…Details
A couple of swindlers running a three-card monte game in the parking lot of the Petro Truck Stop on Interstate 44 in Joplin, MO, robbed two truck drivers of $5,300, according to a report in the Joplin Globe. Cpl. Chuck Niess of the Joplin police said the first victim told police that he was approached…Details
Reducing the speed limits on San Francisco Bay Area highways from 65 to 55 is an idea being considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional intra-governmental body tasked with helping the Bay Area comply with a state law requiring air pollution reductions of 15% by the year 2035.
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The sluggish U.S. economy combined with tight capacity levels continues to make mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and other deal-making initiatives attractive within the trucking industry, according to recent research by global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). “Trucking is still a very fragmented industry; there are a lot of players out there. And the advantages of becoming a…Details