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  • Idaho Senate approves extra-heavy trucks on freeways

    The Idaho Senate on Friday approved legislation allowing trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds to run on Idaho interstates, after Congress gave Idaho the go-ahead for that in December.


  • Otter has no plans to adopt liquor privatization laws

    BOISE – It seemed fitting that when Gov. Butch Otter spoke to the annual convention of the Idaho Licensed Beverage Association last week, the meeting was in the “Characters” bar …


  • Board begins crafting heavy truck rules

    BOISE – Controversial legislation to let extra-heavy, extra-long trucks on Idaho roads is now law, but it’s unlikely new routes will be designated for the heavier trucks in North Idaho …


  • Idaho governor signs bill allowing extra-heavy trucks

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed legislation allowing extra-heavy trucks on nonfreeway routes statewide but says he wants the Idaho Transportation Department to hold public hearings and take …


  • Otter wants hearings before heavy trucks roll

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed legislation allowing extra-heavy trucks statewide, but says he wants the Idaho Transportation Department to hold public hearings and take other steps before designating any …


  • Extra-heavy rigs to lumber on Idaho highways

    BOISE – Extra-heavy trucks could roll on North Idaho highways under controversial legislation that passed the Idaho House on Friday and headed to the governor’s desk. The extra-heavy trucks – …


  • Panel passes heavy-load bill

    BOISE – Legislation to open nonfreeway routes in Idaho to extra-heavy trucks passed a state House committee over the objections of the two North Idaho lawmakers. The bill now moves …


  • Idaho Senate says yes to heavier trucks, more routes

    BOISE – Any route in Idaho other than interstate freeways would potentially be fair game for extra-heavy trucks under legislation that passed the Idaho Senate on Wednesday. Numerous North Idaho …


  • Senate backs opening North Idaho routes to heavy trucks

    Any route in Idaho – other than interstate freeways – would potentially be fair game for extra-heavy trucks, under legislation that passed the Idaho Senate on Wednesday on a 22-13 …


  • Extra-big trucks get approval of panel

    BOISE – Despite opposition from numerous North Idaho elected officials, an Idaho Senate committee on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to allow extra-heavy trucks on roads statewide. Under the bill, proposed …


  • Idaho panel mulls study on heavy trucks

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s transportation funding task force unanimously agreed Tuesday with a state study showing heavy trucks don’t pay their fair share to maintain roads, but members …

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