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From the Charleston Gazette...

Construction on the unfinished section of U.S. 35 in Putnam and Mason counties will start next spring and could be done by 2016, Putnam County commissioners said at a meeting today.

A public-private partnership will provide the money for the project, which would complete the last 14.6 miles of the highway.

Tonight ABC 20/20 will highlight life on the road as a truck driver.  According to the producer, the part that ABC filmed with an America’s Road Team Captain (Steve Fields, YRC Freight) and Interstate One, ATA’s Image Truck, will also be included in the piece but has been cut down.  That portion should focus on highway safety as the reporter did a ride-a-long and we have been working with the producer on safety tips for the four wheelers.  The truck driver they highlight in ‘Trucking Isn’t a Job or a Career, It’s a Lifestyle’: A Trucker’s Story looks professional and his story seems positive from the blog.   Tune in tonight at 10 p.m. EST for ABC 20/20.  

Law enforcement agencies across West Virginia are watching very closely to see if you're buckled up behind the wheel.

Police across the state are starting the first of four seat-belt enforcement blitzes from Friday through Dec. 1.

WCHS-TV reported that the West Virginia Highway Safety Office and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have provided highway safety funds to conduct three mini "Click it or Ticket" campaigns that go along with the national campaign scheduled every May.

On Thursday, November 21, the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, will hold a hearing titled "Wrong Way: The Impact of FMCSA's Hours of Service Regulation on Small Businesses."  The purpose of the hearing, which will be chaired by Congressman Richard Hanna who recently introduced H.R.3413, will be to examine the direct and indirect economic and operational impact of the new HOS regulation on small businesses.
 
The hearing will provide a great opportunity to highlight the negative impact of the new HOS regulation and gain strong bipartisan support for H.R.3413, the TRUE Safety Act.  

The West Virginia Trucking Association has signed onto a letter to members of Congress supporting the “TRUE Safety Act” H.R. 3413, sponsored by Representatives Hanna (R-NY), Rep. Michaud (D-ME) and Rep. Rice (R-SC). The bill defers implementation of the new 34-hour restart provisions in the just implemented hours-of-service regulations that became effective July I, 2013, pending completion of a Government Accounting Office (GAO) review of (1) the analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to justify the new rules and, (2) the MAP-21 required restart provision.

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