Registration for the May 16 Talking Freight seminar on Impacts of Heavy
or Oversize Truck Shipments on the U.S. Highway Network is now


Date/Time: May 16, 2012 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT


Description: In recent years, there has been an increasing push for
heavy load trucks, some of which haul oversize or overweight loads and
require special permits.  Some of these larger trucks are needed due to
increasing U.S. and North American energy extraction activities, such as
near the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana or for the tar oil
sands in Alberta.  Large trucks are also sometimes needed to support
relief efforts in response to natural disasters, such as Hurricane
Katrina in 2005 or the severe tornado outbreaks in Missouri and Alabama
in 2011.  These large trucks, while serving a significant regional or
national good, also create significant impacts, both on the roads and in
the communities in which they operate.  Hear more about how different
states and impacted jurisdictions are dealing or have dealt with the
growing heavy truck volumes on the U.S. transportation system.


*         Jack Olson, North Carolina DOT

*         Reymundo Rodriguez, Idaho Transportation Department

*         Missouri Department of Transportation


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