July 11, 2016 - Industry News
Some truckers found themselves in a sticky situation over the weekend as protesters angry about recent police killings tried to block highways, and in some cases succeeded.
Photos show protesters climbing on top of tractors and trailers in some locations.
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
The worst traffic bottleneck in the country is in Chicago, Ill., according to a new study by the American Highway Users Alliance -- and Los Angeles owns the next six of the top 10.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
Highway officials say the bridge on northbound Interstate 65 at Lafayette, Ind., will remain closed into mid September as contractors work to stabilize the structure. State and local sources are suggesting certain alternate routes in western Indiana and into eastern Illinois.
Tags: Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana, Bridges, Road Closure, Highways
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
The project will help states develop pavement friction management programs and demonstrate measuring equipment.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety, Pavement Research, Highways
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
Six new lanes, one wildlife overcrossing, new bridges and culverts, and safety improvements are coming to a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in Washington State.
Tags: Washington, Highways, Highway Construction, I-90
January 11, 2015 - Industry News
Interstate 94 in western Michigan finally re-opened Sunday after a 193-vehicle pile-up on Friday morning that killed a truck driver closed the highway for almost two days.
Tags: Accidents, Michigan, Highways, I-94
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will be closed from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15 for work on the Lafayette bridge.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Minnesota, Highways
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
Vehicles longer than 30 feet, including trucks, will soon be banned from a mountainous section of eastern Tennessee roadway, due to a high number of crashes over a three-year period.
Tags: Tennessee, Highways
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., between Highway 61 and Interstate 35 East will be closed from Dec. 5 through Dec. 8 for bridge work. The road will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5th and reopens on Monday, Dec. 8th at 5 a.m.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Highways, Minnesota, I-94
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: 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, 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.
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: 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
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: Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Legislation, Congress
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
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