Governor Raimondo will be closing all RI interstates to all commercial vehicle traffic momentarily. This is expected to remain in effect through this evening. Please inform your drivers accordingly.
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, announced his intention Tuesday to step down at the end of his term, ending a 17-year House career and a more than four decades of a Shuster in the seat.
Read the full story HERE.
With the Pennsylvania Turnpike ready to raise tolls for the 10th year in a row Sunday, state Auditor General Eugene DePasqaule announced Wednesday he’s beginning another audit of the agency to look at its debt and contracting practices.
Exit 7 of I-190 (the Skyway) has been closed in both directions until further notice due to high winds and low visibility from blowing snow.
The Trucking Association of New York (TANY) will provide updates as they receive them.
In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR 390.23, the Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Eastern Service Center, Southern Service Center, Midwestern Service Center, and Western Service Center hereby declare that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Regional Emergency Declaration and an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), except as otherwise restricted by this Emergency Declaration. Such emergency is in response to anticipated home heating fuel shortage due to Winter Storm Frankie severe weather and the demand for increased usage.
Affected States and jurisdictions included in this Emergency Declaration are: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
This Emergency Declaration responds to emergency conditions created as a result of Winter Storm Frankie, including anticipated fuel shortages in the Affected States and jurisdictions, which will create a need for immediate transportation of propane and home heating oil and fuels, into and from the Affected States and jurisdictions and provide necessary relief.
To read the full declaration, please click HERE.
On November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule which will be effective January 1, 2018.
Here is a notice for transportation safety-sensitive employees regarding the opioids final rule https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/Part_40_DOT_Employee_Notice_2017.
New Castle - (New Castle County) – The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that lanes along both I-95 and I-495 northbound will be closed for patching beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 15 until 5 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017. At all times, one lane will remain open to traffic. This work was previously scheduled to begin on Friday, December 11; however, it was postponed as a result of the snowy conditions.
This closure is necessary to patch the deteriorated concrete in the center lane of I-495 northbound just past the split. Significant potholes have formed and have elicited complaints from motorists. There is concern that these potholes could worsen over the winter with multiple freeze and thaw cycles. With colder temperatures approaching, multiple crews will be working this weekend to repair the worst potholes. Due to the potholes being in the center lane, it is necessary to close two lanes for the safety of the workers.
WHERE: I-95 northbound before the I-95 northbound/I-495 northbound spilt and I-495 northbound after the I-95/I-495 northbound split in Wilmington.
For further information visit www.us301.deldot.gov, or contact DelDOT Community Relations at 302-760-2080.
The 2018 PA Turnpike E-ZPass, cash, & TOLL BY PLATE toll schedule is now available for viewing and planning on paturnpike.com. The new rates will go into effect Jan. 7, 2018.
To view the full document, click here.
The Senate passed Senate Bill 251 yesterday by a vote of 46 to 3.
This legislation will now go to the House for its consideration.
TO: All Carriers Subject to Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Act
FROM: UCR Board of Directors
RE: UCR 2018 Registration Delayed Until Further Notice; Fees Likely to Drop
While we believe a new rule setting final fees is imminent, the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors is delaying until further notice the start of the 2018 registration period while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes the rulemaking process for 2018 fees.
Due to this unanticipated further delay, UCR is recommending to all states that the enforcement period for 2018 compliance not begin until 90 days after the final rulemaking is published.
The fee levels being proposed are based on a recommendation submitted by UCR to the FMCSA in March 2017 to reduce fees for carriers at all levels by 9% in 2018.
Until further notice, please do not submit any carrier fees or forms for the 2018 registration year (online or paper forms). If received prior to the final rulemaking, your fees and forms will be returned.
Carriers should expect a further notice soon. We will continue to keep you updated as we become aware of relevant fee and registration information.
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