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Earlier this year, Orgaworld Surrey Ltd. began construction on a biofuels processing facility to convert kitchen and yard waste from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, into renewable natural gas to fuel the city’s waste-collection trucks. more

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“You want to see my daily ritual?” Wayne Keith asked with a smirk. more

In late June, North Carolina approved a very useful truck weight reform, directed to farm products and supplies and forest product raw materials, with additional provisions for haulers of aggregate, garbage, sludge, and “recyclable” mateerial more

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Province to Make Forestry Sector Eligible for $2.7B Jobs and Prosperity Fund more

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Province to Make Forestry Sector Eligible for $2.7B Jobs and Prosperity Fund more

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Congress has until this May to pass some kind of Highway Bill, since the current Highway Bill—known as MAP-21—expires that month, ... more

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Although the federal Highway Bill passed in early 2012 called for the Department of Transportation to conduct a study of the impacts of several configurations of heavier or longer trucks,... more

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There were indications this summer that the federal Department of Transportation would shortly release a preliminary “technical” report of its Congressionally mandated investigation into the impacts of various configurations of productive trucks. more

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RISI’s September International Woodfiber Report, while reiterating ongoing concerns about the logging capacity deficit, notes that “a trucker shortage now tops US timber capacity concerns,” citing—among other sources—published FRA surveys and reports more

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The nine-month revenue extender that Congress passed on August 1 to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until May 2015 also reduces pressure on Congress to pass a substantive Highway Bill. more

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The American Transportation Research Institute has released results of a study, substantiating that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance – Safety – Accountability program (CSA) produces dramatically different profile scores . more

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On July 24, Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Florida) introduced the Right to Haul Act (HR 5201), which would allow “agriculture and forestry haulers” access to the federal Interstate system at their respective state’s legal weight limit . more

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Madison - Governor Scott Walker today gave approval to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to provide Disaster Damage Aids to help pay for repairs to local and county roads that were damaged after major storms. more

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At an April 29 hearing, a federal judge declined to dismiss remaining litigation linked to questions about the regulation of “forest roads” through Clean Water Act. more

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In mid-April, the American Transportation Research Institute indicated that it would soon release a report documenting what many have observed... more

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A recent Truckload Carriers Association meeting focused on drawing more people into truck driving as a profession and, understandably, found U.S. military veterans to be a likely source of motivated and qualified candidates. more

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When members of the logging community, heard from local media , the Bong Bridge in Superior, Wisconsin would be reduced to one-way traffic, a scramble began to see what alternative routes could be utilized. more

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling for enhanced shipping capacity and a “right-sized” transportation infrastructure to ensure all sectors can get their goods to market to support jobs and growth. more

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In late January, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released the results of its field study on the influence of the Hours Of Service rule’s controversial “restart” rule on drivers’ attentiveness and driving behavior more

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On February 7, President Obama signed a five-year Farm Bill including important provisions for which FRA and other pro-forestry advocates had campaigned for over several years. more

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