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ATRI: Pot Plus Driving Poses Safety Challenge

With more states legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana, professional truck drivers are more likely to be sharing the roadway with car drivers operating under the influence of marijuana, the American Transportation Research Institute said upon releasing research on the subject. ATRI said its research sought to document the most promising methods to identify and deter marijuana-impaired driving. The study ...

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Work Truck Show Draws Record Crowd

A record 14,256 industry professionals from 28 countries attended The Work Truck Show 2019, event producer NTEA reported. Event highlights included vehicle introductions, equipment demonstrations, educational opportunities, and a broad display of vocational trucks and equipment. Having maxed out its traditional display space within Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, The Work Truck Show 2019 expanded to include a New Exhibitor Pavilion across the hall ...

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Coalition Launches Campaign to Expand Route 17 in NY State

A coalition representing more than 100 stakeholders assembled in Albany, N.Y., to launch a campaign for expanding Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties. 17-Forward-86, a group of business, industry, trade and tourism interests, seeks $500 million from New York state to add a third lane each way on the heavily traveled corridor between Harriman and Exit 103 in Monticello. Coalition members say there is a critical need to ease congestion, ...

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Women in Energy Special Event at NORA Research Center: April 2

Women in Energy and the National Oilheat Research Alliance will hold a special event at the NORA Liquid Fuels Research Center in Plainview, N.Y. on April 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Since 2001, NORA has been the leading voice for the oil-heating industry and its consumers. Two of NORA’s most impactful industry initiatives are: The industry transition from ...

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Alliance AutoGas Displays New Technologies at Work Truck Show

Alliance AutoGas and Prins Alternative Fuel Systems displayed a new propane autogas system installed on a 2019 Chevy Silverado at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, March 5-8. The system on the Silverado is one of many new technologies that it released in 2018, Alliance AutoGas said. Examples of the new technologies brought to the marketplace in 2018 include 58 ...

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BSOHA Donates $4,690 to Salvation Army

The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association donated $4,690 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army, with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total contribution of $64,780. Cpt. Sharon Tressler of the Reading Corps and Envoy Gina Harris of the Pottsville Corps of ...

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Northeast is Home to Major Traffic Bottlenecks for Trucks

Connecticut is home to six locations that rank in the top 100 most-congested bottlenecks for trucks in the U.S., according to an annual listing issued by the American Transportation Research Institute. Also in the Northeast, the Maryland-Washington, D.C. area, New York State, and Pennsylvania each have five locations that rank in the top 100 most-congested truck bottlenecks, according to the 2019 ...

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Biodiesel’s Future is Focus of Conference

Michael Ferrante appeared on a panel at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego, talking about passage of alternative portfolio credit regulations in Massachusetts. “Those are regulations that allow retailers to get a credit for blending biodiesel and selling it,” said Ferrante, president of the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, based in Burlington, Mass. The association lobbied for passage ...

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Breaking Ice

The Coast Guard conducts ice-breaking operations when winter’s cold temperatures impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. This season’s ice-breaking operations, launched on Dec. 17 and dubbed “Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters” consist of a region-wide effort by the USCG’s 1st District Northeast to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, energy, and emergency resources they need ...

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At EEE: Exploring Biodiesel

“XBX Exploring Biodiesel: An Eye on the Horizon,” a touring seminar created by the National Biodiesel Board, will be on the program of the 2019 Eastern Energy Expo at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa. The presentation is scheduled for Monday, May 20. “At a time when policymakers are placing constraints on fossil fuels, biodiesel presents a path forward which will ...

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