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    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    Public officials in Oregon have been considering the "worst case scenario" when it comes to Monday's solar eclipse. Things that could go wrong are hours-long delays on main freeways and highways; major wildfires; fuel or food shortages, fights or civil unrest and even a possible diseases outbreak. In response to the 1 million visitors to Oregon for the eclipse, which essentially ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Thursday, August 10, 2017
    Please plan accordingly: 10th Ave will be closed between Holladay and Adair Streets until December 12, and detours will be required. Download the Press Release Visit the Project Web Page
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    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    (Salem, OR) — At 4:16 p.m. Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Flounce Fire in Jackson County. The fire was first reported by officials as two separate fires ignited by lightning late Monday afternoon. However, by early this morning, it was estimated the fire burned more than 250 acres. A Level One (Be Ready) evacuation notice has been ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    Springville Road between 185th Avenue and 178th Avenue is a heavily used narrow two-lane roadway that lacks continuous bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Please note that the project limits were changed. Instead of extending to 173rd Avenue, the project will end at 178th Avenue. Visit the Website Download the Document
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    Monday, July 31, 2017
    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Operation Safe Driver Week will take place Oct. 15 - 21. During the week, law enforcement will increase traffic safety enforcement looking for the following dangerous driving behaviors, among others: speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seatbelt while operating a CMV or passenger-vehicle, traveling too closely, improper lane ...read more
    Categories: General
    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    TATA has released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry. The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017 projects freight volumes to grow by 2.8% in 2017 followed by 3.4% annual growth through 2023. The growth rate will return to a more moderate 2.3% after 2023. ATA projects that, ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    In a listening session with federal transportation officials, trucking industry representatives proposed some unique ideas to combat the issue of truck parking shortages around the country. Ideas included using public lands along highway rights of way and optimizing weigh stations. Industry executives, business leaders and truckers called on state and federal officials to adopt ...read more
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    Monday, June 12, 2017
    After a delay of five months while new regulatory efforts were reviewed, per President Trump's executive order, the rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. While the law is in effect as of June 5, it offers a substantial compliance window and gives carriers, trainers and other stakeholders until February 2020 to comply. The rule will apply to CDL ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Right now, drivers in Washington State can't use handheld devices to make phone calls or view and respond to text messages. Due to the language of the current law, police were having hard time when it came to drivers using handheld devices for checking Facebook, Instagram, etc. The new rule covers using your hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Beginning Tuesday, May 20, travelers on U.S. 26 from Northwest Glencoe Road to mile post 53 (near Oregon 6), will experience nighttime lane and ramp closures. All lanes of U.S. 26 will be open during the day. Shoulder closures will continue take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night lane closures will take place : • Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. • Friday from 8 p.m. to 8 ...read more
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    Monday, May 08, 2017
    After years of a full Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which is made up of industry and law enforcement representatives, will instead conduct a single intensive brake-safety enforcement day Sept. 7. The new " Brake Safety Day " event will be a one-day brake-check blitz during which inspectors will be conducting primarily Level IV inspections. CVSA's ...read more
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