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December 2, 2014: Weighty issues in Michigan; smaller trucks for smaller roads; and the world’s most corrupt industries

Dec. 2, 2014

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation today:

  • Lawmakers in Michigan are set to vote on a proposal to cut the maximum truck weight allowed on state roads from 164,000 lbs. to 80,000 lbs., according to the Associated Press.
  • BikePortland.org comments on new reports from the FHA on why cities and towns should consider designing new roads for 23-ft. trucks instead of longer vehicles.
  • The founder of Zipcar believes every car in the world should be its own WiFi hotspot, reports Business Insider.
  • The Environmental Defense Fund comments on truck sales and how they fleets are increasingly turning to newer vehicles and technologies to reduce fuel consumption.
  • The New Jersey Senate passed a bill that would prevent truck owners from installing smokestacks on vehicles to improve power while also increasing emissions, says NJ Spotlight.
  • Three separate proposals are on the table in Michigan as a way to fund road improvements, including eliminating a gasoline tax and implementing a wholesale tax, says WILX TV.
  • According to a new report on corruption, construction and transportation rank in the top three global, says the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development KCOY TV reports.
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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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