September 8, 2014: Small pickups; debating truck safety; faster bridge repairs

September 8, 2014: Small pickups; debating truck safety; faster bridge repairs

Here is a look at what is happening around the world of trucking this morning:

  • Montgomery County in Pennsylvania has been awarded a grant to purchase new vehicles, but they must run on alternative fuels, says The Reporter.
  • Are consumers looking for smaller pickups? That’s the question Green Car Reports debates this morning on news that dealers are clamoring for GM’s Colorado.
  • In Canada, the BC Trucking Association is asking for everyone, even consumers, to participate in making the highways safer for big rigs. News 1130 has the story.
  • There’s no crying over spilled milk, unless you were stuck in the five-hour delay in the Catskills due to a milk truck tipping over. There were no injuries, except for the milk, according to the Mid-Hudson News Network.
  • Vermont is using a new construction technique that it hopes will speed bridge repairs, reports the Associated Press.
  • AASHTO, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have announced the 10 finalists for America’s Transportation Awards top 10 projects contest. ForConstructionPros.com reports on the contest and provides a link to voting.
  • General Motors will offer a connected car within two years, says its CEO. Reuters has the story.
  • The Tribune takes an interesting look back as it reviews how World War II changed the transportation infrastructure in the area San Luis Obispo, CA, area.
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