Stories tagged: trucking
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Tesla looks to enter trucking business with electric semi
After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs – and, more recently, solar panels – Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers study trucking taxes, then opt for no change
After months of hearings and reports, an interim committee of the Idaho Legislature charged with re-examining truck registration fees in Idaho – in the wake of a 2010 state report …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
Keep on driverless truckin’ (but help truckers)
As Congress debates a new law to promote self-driving technology, however, it may exempt big commercial vehicles in the hope of saving trucking jobs. That won’t work.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Officials in North Dakota have arranged for tons of donated hay for drought-impacted ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana. Now they need truckers to haul it.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Worn-out brakes caused accident that killed truck driver at Buckhorn Mine
Worn-out brakes on a dump truck caused a December accident that fatally injured a contract worker at the Buckhorn Mine in Okanogan County, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration …
Fri., March 24, 2017
Gorsuch’s cold calculation stands out
Neil Gorsuch stands out. Seven judges heard Alphonse Maddin’s case. Six sided with the frozen trucker.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning
The trucking industry scored a victory this week when Republican lawmakers effectively blocked Obama administration safety rules aimed at keeping tired truckers off the highway. But there’s more coming down …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Heavier loads proposed for U.S. Highway 95 from Canadian border to Coeur d’Alene
Bigger trucks with heavier loads are proposed for U.S. Highway 95 and several other highways in North Idaho.
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Truckers warn speed caps will cause crashes, jam highways
Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, 7:46 a.m.
Lewiston man dies of injuries after hit by vehicle
MOSCOW, Idaho — A Lewiston truck driver has died of injuries suffered when another vehicle struck him as he stood outside his truck on U.S. Highway 95 south of Moscow.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012
Higher speed limit won’t advance
BOISE – On a 5-4 vote, an Idaho Senate committee Thursday killed legislation to allow big trucks to drive 75 mph on the state’s freeways, just like cars. Senate Transportation …
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010, 10:35 a.m.
Idaho justices hear mega-loads case
Idaho Supreme Court justices had lots of questions today as they heard arguments on whether the Idaho Transportation Department violated its own regulations in approving permits for four giant truckloads …