State news impacts transportation in different ways.
In Michigan, a bill is advancing in the Legislature and seeks to authorize high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 75 that runs through Oakland County.
In this state, flexible routes are used since it does not have this type of lanes. For this reason, the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted days ago on a project that authorizes the state Department of Transportation to build new lanes. It can only be used on lanes that have been built with federal funds.
Gavin Newsom, governor of California, vetoed legislation that sought to approve the presence of driverless autonomous trucks on the state’s roads. The Department of Motor Vehicles was already analyzing this change to implement the modification.
Now Newsom detailed that the law that is already in force “provides sufficient authority to create the appropriate regulatory framework.” And he added that the DMV: “continuously monitors the testing and operations of autonomous vehicles on California roadways and has the authority to suspend or revoke permits as necessary to protect public safety.”
The passage of Tropical Storm Ofelia through the state generated the emergency that suspends regulations for commercial motor vehicles. The order, already issued, will be valid until October 22.
The rule details that: “certain measures are necessary to ensure the protection and safety of North Carolina residents and to coordinate emergency response among state and local entities and officials. The prompt restoration of public services is essential for the safety and well-being of the residents of the state.
Thus, the HOS, size and weight, and permits do not apply to excepted commercial vehicles that provide relief services. In this case, it covers those vehicles that transport: fuel oil, diesel oil, gasoline, kerosene, propane, liquid petroleum, gas, food, water and medical supplies to all residences and businesses.
It also applies to the transportation of birds, livestock and crops. “The storm’s path has been difficult to predict and we want to ensure that farmers, first responders and utility crews have the tools they need to prepare for severe weather,” Governor Roy Cooper said in an official statement.
Tesla Inc. has delivered the first Cybertrucks after years of delays in development and manufacturing issues. On November 30, Tesla CEO Elon Musk handed over
The American Transportation Research Institute analyzed the long-running controversy with towing practices. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a report on November 29 of
This depot will be capable of providing high-speed loading infrastructure for hundreds of trucks daily. Forum Mobility, a freight and freight transportation electrification provider, announced
The national average of $4,146 per gallon is the lowest since $4,127 on July 31. The drop in diesel prices continues for another week. According
By the end of next year, truck drivers who test positive for drug use will remain in a “prohibited” status and will lose their commercial