ND commercial vehicle registrations up 77%

In 2012, the North Dakota Department of Transportation issued over 300,000 commercial motor vehicle permits. That’s an increase of 77% since 2010. More vehicles — commercial and personal — increase the workload of North Dakota Highway Patrol. In fact, troopers worked nearly 17,000 hours of overtime last year. The Highway Patrol emphasizes improved safety boils down to drivers making good decisions.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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