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Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

With demand for gasoline at historic lows due to consistently high prices and greater declines ahead under a new federal requirement that cars and light trucks have double the fuel efficiency by 2025, Indiana lawmakers have begun looking at alternatives to the gasoline tax for funding constr…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Trucking company in Gary is hiring drivers, mechanics

GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.

December 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Trucking company to host Gary job fairs

GARY | The city of Gary has teamed with Schneider National, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, in a series of upcoming job fairs.

October 11, 2013 6:00 am
Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Trucks sit parked last month at the Flying J Travel Plaza on Ripley Road in Lake Station. A Times analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation's heavy truck census data identified 6,472 heavy truck companies operating out of five Northwest Indiana counties and 10 municipalities in Chica…

April 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Semitrailer drivers stop to refuel last month at the Flying J Travel Plaza on Ripley Road in Lake Station. The region's heavy truck firms range from small logistical or one-truck operations to large trucking firms with fleets of more than 100 semitrailers.

April 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Semitrailers sit parked at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Lake Station. About 800 trucks visit the plaza each day for fuel, supplies, rest and other services. More than 6,000 trucking companies operate in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, contributing greatly to the region's economy.

April 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Semitrailers travel along Interstate 80/94 west of Ripley Road last month in Lake Station.

April 27, 2012 5:50 pm
Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Industrial colossus: Region heavy truck companies generate millions in revenue

Semitrailers travel with other vehicles on Interstate 80/94 west of Ripley Road in Lake Station. While trucks contribute in large part to the traffic on local expressways, the trucking industry also adds millions dollars to the local economy.

April 27, 2012 5:50 pm

Trucks running red lights are causing terrible crashes

Just read that trucks have no regard for safety. It is very sad when people get killed over them not stopping.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am

Red light cameras might help ensure traffic laws enforced

There have been too many semis and cars going through the red lights on U.S. 30. What they need to do is put up cameras and take photos of the license plate and send these people a $1,000 fine to be paid within 10 days or go to jail, or at least suspend their license. We don't need any more …

April 20, 2012 12:00 am

Semis should face more restrictions on U.S. 30, Ind. 49

Once again another family is faced with the tragedy of losing a loved one because of a semi truck going through a red light. I am sure we have all seen this.

April 19, 2012 12:00 am

Trucks shouldn't be unfairly singled out for enforcement

Great story about the "Roving Danger"! All trucks should be taken off the road, like the train commercials say. It would benefit everyone in the long run. Less traffic, cleaner air, etc.

January 28, 2012 12:00 am
VIDEO: Truck inspections help keep highways safe

VIDEO: Truck inspections help keep highways safe

With thousands of semi-trucks driving state highways each day, the Indiana State Police look out for those in violation.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
Power Wagon delivers a full pull

Power Wagon delivers a full pull

Chrysler's former Dodge truck division now carries a brand nameplate known by a single word: Ram.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am

Cal City Council looks at keeping heavy trucks off side streets

CALUMET CITY | The City Council is considering three ordinances that would prevent trucks from using residential side streets unless the drivers can justify using those streets as a direct route to their destination.

July 04, 2011 11:15 am
Initial car quality falling for new vehicles

Initial car quality falling for new vehicles

A California-based research firm said initial quality of newly launched model vehicles has fallen sharply after showing improvement in the previous three years, according to the results of a study it led.

June 28, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Police should enforce lane restrictions on Borman

Another truck accident on the Borman Expressway made me question why the Indiana or Illinois State Police don't enforce the truck lane restrictions. It's easy to catch speeders, but even easier to catch these 18-wheelers.

September 02, 2010 12:00 am
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