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November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri Nears Official Completion of I-49

Missouri is about to officially get a new Interstate designation, I-49

Tags: Highways, Missouri, I-49

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

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November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Working on System to Help Truckers Bypass Flooded I-5

In 2007, flooding closed I-5 for four days, stranding truckers and other traffic.

Washington State will soon offer a new "passport" system for truckers to make it easier to skirt Interstate 5 in the Chehalis-Centralia region when Interstate 5 is flooded

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November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truckers Urged to Prepare for New Traffic Patterns on Capital Beltway

The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging truckers driving through Northern Virginia to prepare for the major traffic changes on the Capital Beltway due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes

Tags: Highways, Virginia

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Highly Anticipated I-69 Corridor in Indiana Opens Ahead of Schedule

The first three sections of the new Interstate 69 corridor in southwest Indiana were officially opened. The new corridor covers a 67-mile stretch that comprises what has been the longest contiguous new interstate construction project in the United States.

Tags: Highways, I-69, Indiana

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

NY Truck Toll Increases Still in Limbo

The New York Thruway Authority canceled a second meeting regarding a proposal to raise truck toll rates 45% for trucks with three or more axles, and may be looking at alternatives to the controversial plan

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

I-69 Extension to Open Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the first three sections of newly constructed I-69 will officially open in Indiana

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October 31, 2012 - Industry News

MoDOT Starting Major Bridge Project on I-70 in St. Louis Area

The Missouri DOT is urging truckers to use I-270 and Mo. 370 as an alternate route to the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River between St. Louis and St. Charles

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October 30, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Releases $13 Million for Hurricane Sandy Damage

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $13 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New York and Rhode Island to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full extent of the damage

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October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Superstorm Sandy Continues to Wreak Havoc on Highways

This is how Sandy looked at 1:45 p.m. EDT Sunday, heading toward the New Jersey coast.

As Post-tropical Storm Cyclone Sandy moves further inland, highway officials in some states are re-opening some routes. However, many highways and bridges in the affected region remained closed this morning, while the storm dumps snow, closing more highways further inland

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October 28, 2012 - Industry News

Hurricane Sandy Battering East Coast

UPDATED 2 p.m. EDT: Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, is hitting heavily populated areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., this evening. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a regional emergency, allowing for exception from some regulations for motor carriers providing emergency materials

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October 22, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J opens 650th Location

Pilot Flying J recently opened its 650th location in North America. The store, a Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas, opened on Oct. 15 and features full amenities for professional drivers, area residents and the motoring public

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October 21, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Announces Reserve-It Parking

TravelCenters of America announced Reserve-It, which allows drivers to reserve a parking space at select TA and Petro locations in advance of arriving

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October 21, 2012 - Industry News

Help Inc.'s Technologies Moves Trucks Through Inspections

Help Inc. has two technologies that will electronically screen all trucks for compliance with state and federal safety information, driver and company credentials and weight requirements on I-70 in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

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October 17, 2012 - Industry News

Three Lanes Closed Eastbound I-70 at Missouri River this Weekend

The Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge westbound closure and detouring will start in two weeks, but significant impacts to travelers will occur this weekend.

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October 12, 2012 - Industry News

TxDOT To Expand I-35W for $1.6 Billion

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed negotiations on a new highway construction agreement that will add two privately managed lanes to I-35W in the Fort Worth area.

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October 8, 2012 - Industry News

Drivewyze Offers Commercial Vehicle Bypass Service in Rhode Island

Rhode Island recently became the 13th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear, a new bypass service provided through smartphone, tablet and select onboard computer technologies

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October 7, 2012 - Industry News

Speed Limit Increased on U.S. 68/KY 80

Kentucky recently unveiled new highway signs announcing a higher speed limit of 65 mph on U.S. 68/KY 80 between Cadiz and Bowling Green

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October 5, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia's I-64 East Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to Close Oct. 19-22

If you plan to travel I-64 eastbound to Norfolk, Virginia and beyond, the I-64 east Hampton-Roads Bridge Tunnel will be closed during the weekend nights of Oct. 19 through 22 for paving operations

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October 2, 2012 - Industry News

Cordelia Truck Scales to be Updated

The Interstate 80 Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project in Fairfield, Calif., will reconstruct and modernize the existing eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales Facility, which was built in 1958

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October 1, 2012 - Industry News

Interstate 25 in Denver to close for 2012 Presidential Debate Oct. 3

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 3, Interstate 25 will be completely closed in both directions from the Santa Fe Drive (U.S. 85) interchange to the Hampden Avenue (U.S. 285) interchange for the 2012 presidential debate at the University of Denver.

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September 30, 2012 - Industry News

Will Trucks Use New 85-mph Texas Toll Road?

A 41-mile stretch of toll road in central Texas will soon offer the fastest speed limit in the nation, but the state trucking association says truck drivers probably won't be big customers

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September 26, 2012 - Industry News

I-405 to be Shut Down This Weekend

This weekend, a 10-mile stretch of Los Angeles' Interstate 405 will be closed for 53 hours from midnight on Friday night, Sept. 29, to 5 a.m. on Monday morning, Oct. 1

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September 24, 2012 - Industry News

Norpass Partners with Drivewyze

Norpass and Drivewyze say they'll work together to offer expanded bypass services to existing Norpass carriers

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September 21, 2012 - Industry News

80-mph Limits Made Permanent on Two Stretches of I-15 in Utah

After a three-year-long study, the state of Utah will be permanently setting the speed limit at 80 mph for two sections of Interstate 15

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