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Rhode Island Trucking Association, NATSO Oppose RhodeWorks Tolling Plan

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Installing tolls on bridges in Rhode Island would be an economic blow to businesses and commercial truck drivers operating within the state, and would jeopardize the economic health of towns and communities that rely on them for tax revenues, industry trade groups said. Speaking at an informational rally at the TravelCenters of America in West Greenwich, R.I., Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island ...

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Irving Oil Reactivates Halifax Harbor Terminal with $80 Million Investment

Irving Oil announced the grand opening of its reactivated Halifax Harbor Terminal, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The $80 million reactivation project involved investment in existing assets on site, including storage facilities, loading equipment, jetty, and supporting infrastructure. The terminal was operated in the Dartmouth community for nearly 50 years until its deactivation in 2002. In April 2015, Irving Oil announced it would reactivate the facility, enabling ...

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PMAA Signs Letter Supporting Phase-in of Overtime Rule, but Still Calls for Its Repeal

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PMAA joined others in supporting U.S. Senate legislation that would phase in a new overtime salary threshold over a five-year period, while saying at the same time that it continues to push for “full repeal of the overtime rule.” PMAA says it signed a letter by the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO) to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), supporting Lamar’s legislation, S. ...

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FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Assist Current and Former Military Personnel in Obtaining CDLs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule amending its commercial driver’s license regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles. The rule simplifies the process of obtaining a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) or CDL, the agency said in a statement. The final rule extends the period ...

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Fagan Runs to Raise Funds for Oil Heat Institute’s Charitable Foundation

“I’m doing it again!” So writes Roberta J. Fagan, executive director of the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, meaning that she is going to participate in the four-mile Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, Oct. 23, to raise money for the Institute’s Charitable Foundation “I will be running to raise funds to help our most vulnerable Rhode Island ...

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Massey of U.S. Boiler Co. Promoted to Director of Sales – Eastern States

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U.S. Boiler Co., Lancaster, Pa., announced that Chris Massey, former regional sales manager -New York metro region, has been promoted to director of sales – Eastern States.  In his new position, Massey will be responsible for directing the sales activities of U.S. Boiler’s sales representatives in a territory that extends from Maine through central New Jersey. U.S. Boiler Co. wishes ...

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Westmor Industries Hires Olson as Territory Manager in Wisconsin

Westmor Industries, LLC, hired Jim Olson as territory manager in Wisconsin. Olson will serve customers throughout the state, providing bobtail, refined fuel delivery truck, lube oil truck and service truck needs to customers. Olson comes to Westmor Industries with over 11 years of industry experience, having served in corporate leadership with Como Oil and Propane from 1999 to 2005 and again beginning in 2011 ...

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​Peter Cullen Joins Slant/Fin Corp. as New England Regional Sales Manager

  Slant/Fin Corp., Greenvale, N.Y., a manufacturer of baseboard, residential and commercial cast iron and high-efficiency boilers, announced that Peter Cullen has been added to the sales management team as New England regional sales manager. “We all welcome Peter and look forward to the success and growth that we know he will achieve in New England,” Stacey B. Droogan, Slant/Fin’s ...

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ATRI and Mayo Clinic Launch Joint Survey to Examine Driver Medical Exam Process

The American Transportation Research Institute and Mayo Clinic launched a set of surveys designed to solicit motor carrier and commercial driver input on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the driver medical exam process. The NRCME was deployed in 2014 and since then, medical examiners performing DOT physicals are required to take an approved ...

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Hedge Solutions Hires Rachel Luc to Manage Client Support

Hedge Solutions announced that it hired Rachel Luc to manage client support. Luc received her Master of Science degree in finance, as well as certification in business analytics, from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. She also earned a bachelor of commerce with distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.  Her professional experience includes retail banking and ...

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