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Arkansas Interstate Opens Today

A new 42-mile section of Interstate 540 opening today in Arkansas will cut the travel time between I-40 and the state’s northwestern corridor nearly in half, reports the Associated Press

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I-80 Closed After Sniper Shooting

Jan. 7 – Interstate 80 was closed for five hours near Reno, NV, Monday after a sniper opened fire and hit at least five vehicles. Police arrested a suspect after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas the next day

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New Georgia Governor Proposes Atlanta Traffic Solutions

Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems

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Overnite Adds Next-Day Lanes

Jan. 7 – Overnite Transportation Co. has launched its new “Northeast Advantage,” with shorter transit times on more than 800 lanes throughout the Northeast, including 518 new, next-day lanes. “We no longer are content to be just

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New Web Site Offers Bulk Load Postings

Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you

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Ford Head Nixes Volvo Truck Merger Rumors

Jan. 6 – Although Ford has an open mind about acquisitions, the company is not talking to Volvo about getting back into the heavy-duty truck business, Ford CEO Jacques Nasser said Monday at the North American International Auto Show

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Weekend Storm Wreaks Havoc

Jan. 4 – The eastern half of the country was hit with the first big storm of the winter over the New Year holiday and the weekend. The winter storm dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas of the Midwest, with windy conditions making travel even more difficult. On I-75 near Grayling, MI, more than 100 vehicles crashed into each other last Thursday after a sudden snowstorm created whiteout conditions.

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Illinois Tollroads Need Repair

Jan. 4 – Illinois’ tollroad system is 40 years old, and tollway officials may have to look at raising taxes to rebuild it

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I-75 Near Detroit To Close For Construction

Jan. 4 – A stretch of Interstate 75 near downtown Detroit could be closed for construction as early as next month, reports the Associated Press. The 3.1-mile segment carries about 120,000 vehicles a day

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Roadway Invited To Join Mexican Trucking Assn.

Jan. 4 – Roadway Express has been invited to join Mexican’s trucking association, known as CANACAR. It is the first less-than-truckload motor carrier to become a member. Roadway recent entered into a contract agreement with two Mexican

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