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

Sept. 8, 2014

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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Brian Straight | Managing Editor

Brian joined Fleet Owner in May 2008 after spending nearly 14 years as sports editor and then managing editor of several daily newspapers.  He and his staff  won more than two dozen major writing and editing awards. Responsible for editing, editorial production functions and deadlines.

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