PHIA News Digest – Vol. 102

November 30, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Pennsylvania Switches to Annual Inspections

Pennsylvania trucking companies and the Pennsylvania Motor Carriers Association are celebrating in the wake of Gov. Tom Wolf’s signing of pro-trucking legislation into law on Nov. 4.

The new law requires annual inspections instead of semi-annual inspections for large commercial trucks as had been the case in Pennsylvania. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all trucks to undergo FMCSA-certified inspections annually. Only California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland and New Hampshire require trucks to be inspected more often.

Blue road stripe raises eyebrows of transportation officials

A community in central Pennsylvania has raised eyebrows at the state transportation department by coloring inside the lines.

Road crews in Conoy Township painted a blue stripe between the double-yellow lines on some streets to express support for police, firefighters and ambulance crews.


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