November 24, 2014 - Industry News
More than 46 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with most of them taking to the highways, according to a forecast from AAA Travel.
Tags: Safety, Highways, Holiday Travel, Holiday Driving
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas Friday after 4 p.m., but only partially for commercial vehicles.
Tags: Road Construction, I-15, Road Closure, Interstate 15, Nevada, Highways
September 12, 2014 - Industry News
Nevada transportation officials hope to reopen sometime Friday a section of Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and the Utah border that has been closed since Monday -- however, trucks heading in one direction will continue to have to take a long and painful detour.
Tags: I-15, Nevada, Highways, Detours
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Michigan Department of Transportation has activated the Truck Parking Information and Management System on a section of Interstate 94 in southwest Michigan.
Tags: Michigan, HOS, Truck Parking, Interstate 94, Highways
July 23, 2014 - Industry News
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Wednesday placed a 70 mph speed limit on a 100-mile stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state, up from 65 mph.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Highways, Safety & Compliance, Speed Limits, Interstate, Pennsylvania Turnpike
July 2, 2014 - Industry News
Expect the highways to be more crowded this Independence Day weekend that they were last year and compared to the recent Memorial Day holiday.
Tags: Economy, AAA, Highways, Holiday Travel
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.
Tags: Security, AAA, Safety, Traffic Congestion, National Safety Council, Crash-Related Injuries, Highways, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
Most any truck driver will testify they have seen a number of unusual to downright dangerous things done by four-wheelers during their time on the road, but a new non-scientific survey shows just how often peoople engage in some driving flubs.
Tags: Safety, Highways
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation is worried that states will start slowing their highway and transit programs even before this summer when the Highway Trust Fund is slated to start running out of money.
Tags: HOS, Highway Funding, EOBR, FMCSA, Congress, Highways, Hours of Service
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
A new, preliminary estimate shows approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013, a 3% decrease from the year before, according to the National Safety Council.
Tags: Safety, National Safety Council, Fatal Accidents, Highways
December 8, 2013 - Industry News
Work will continue on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill., into mid-January, and the maximum load width will be reduced.
Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Highways, I-24
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
With the House and Senate going to conference on a Water Resources Development bill, the way is clear for transportation committees in both chambers to take up reauthorization of the federal highway program.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
September 10, 2013 - Industry News
An area of East St. Louis is likely to see major delays for drivers this week on I-64 and I-55/70 due to the level of road construction, according to the Mid-West Truckers Association.
Tags: Road Construction, St. Louis, Missouri, I-64, I-70, I-55, Highways
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking can likely expect bigger traffic delays during the upcoming Labor Day holiday than they have experienced over the past few years
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
More states, including Wisconsin and New Jersey, may be following the lead of Illinois Gov. Pat Quin who signed legislation Monday increasing the state’s top speed limit to 70 mph.
Tags: Drivers, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Speed Limits, Highways
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
In an effort to address what it says is an ongoing problem with trucks getting stuck under a railroad overpass, the Maryland State Highway Administration is implementing a new truck restriction on a section of MD 75 (Green Valley Road) near Monrovia in Frederick County.
Tags: Maryland, Highways
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges
Another phase of the I-20 reconstruction project in Alabama was set to begin at midnight, weather permitting, resulting in about a 10-mile section of the route being closed.
Tags: Alabama, Construction, I-20, Interstate 20, Highways
July 1, 2013 - Industry News
As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the highways are forecast to be a little less crowded than they were a year ago.
Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion, Highways
Legislation signed into law earlier this year in Ohio pushes the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph along rural portions of interstate routes for both trucks and four-wheelers.
Tags: Ohio, Speed Limits, Highways
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
Years of research have produced mixed views on whether different freeway speed limits for cars and trucks make roads safer, but Wayne State University researchers are taking a comprehensive approach to answering that question for state officials.
Tags: Speed limit, Michigan, Industry Research, Wayne State University, Safety, Highways
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
While AAA projects slightly fewer Americans overall will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, due to a decline in air travel, traffic on the roadways is expected to be higher.
May 8, 2013 - Industry News
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., reintroduced a bill that would restrict truck size and weight limits. His move positions a familiar piece in the size-and-weight chess match as the next highway bill approaches.
Tags: Legislation, Highways, Truck Weights
Lawmakers in Maine have given final passage to a bill allowing speed limits to increase along Maine’s interstates, but are moving to pull the plug on a study to determine the feasibility of an east-west highway.
Tags: Speed Limits, Maine, Highways
February 27, 2013 - Industry News
Legislation introduced this week in Nevada could result in speed limits of as much as 85 mph on some Interstate roadways.
Tags: Nevada, Highways, Speed Limits
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