Vermont’s Trucking Industry

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More than 8500 trucks are registered to haul goods like
logs, gravel, and stone throughout Vermont
each year. But those commodities can be
some of the heaviest to pull, and can have the most impact on our interstate
and secondary road systems. A recent
bridge closure over the Connecticut River has
highlighted some of the challenges that truckers face when it comes to meeting weight
limits. We look into the state’s trucking
industry and its weight restrictions, high fuel costs, and impact on our roads. Our guests include Department of Motor
Vehicles Commissioner, Bonnie Rutledge, and the President of the Vermont Bus
and Truck Association, and head of Bellavance Trucking, Roland Bellavance. (Listen)


Also, Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys have been fixtures
in Vermont’s music scene for more
than three decades, but it’s been eight years since they released an album.
Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys got together recently to talk with Jane
Lindholm and share a few songs from their new CD, Fire in the Sugarhouse. (Listen)


AP Photo/Toby Talbot

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