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New England Motor Freight bankruptcy affects 145 employees at Pawtucket terminal

PAWTUCKET – In the latest blow to the city, less-than-truckload carrier New England Motor Freight Inc., which had a terminal here, filed for Chapter...
THE RHODE ISLAND TRUCKING ASSOCIATION says the annual Trucking Association Executives Council conference, which was estimated to generate $1 million in tourism, has moved from Newport to Rockport, Maine, due to the Ocean State's RhodeWorks truck-tolling policies.

RITA: Truck tolling cost R.I. $1M in tourism

PAWTUCKET – The annual Trucking Association Executives Council industry conference that was expected to generate an estimated $1 million for Rhode Island has been...
COMMON GROUND: Christopher J. Maxwell, president and CEO of the R.I. Trucking Association, says legislators and truckers should work together rather than argue over / tolls.  PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Driver shortage poses challenge for truckers

The Rhode Island trucking industry has yielded a lot of attention in the last couple years. The group's fight against the state's decision to assess...
RHODE ISLAND Trucking Association President and CEO Christopher J. Maxwell said, “While we disagree with truck-only tolling and RhodeWorks, the vote of the legislature stands. But the real scrutiny over the plan’s viability begins now, and as we’ve stated all along, it faces many challenges in both the regulatory and legal arenas.” / PBN FILE PHOTO

R.I. Trucking Association asking Federal Highway Administration to scrutinize RhodeWorks

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Trucking Association has asked the Federal Highway Administration to intervene in RhodeWorks, including through a federal environmental review of...
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