The Missoulian brings us up to date.
As of December 26, 2011:
As the latest Year of the Big Rigs draws to a close in Montana, it's kind of quiet out there, is it not?And so it goes. The chronology here.
Oh, they're still making noise in Idaho, where Moscow bristles with each new convoy of Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil megaloads that rolls through town.
And big rigs still rumble through Missoula in the night. Nickel Brothers recently finished moving the last of 23 Alberta-bound loads of Weyerhauser pulp mill equipment down U.S. Highway 12 and up the Blackfoot on Montana Highway 200.
Mammoet and Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil continue to empty docks at Lewiston, Idaho, and Pasco, Wash., of those large and controversial loads of processing equipment for the Kearl Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta. The 205 modules the companies originally proposed to haul over the same two-lane route that Nickel Brothers followed have been sliced and diced to something close to 300 loads.