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September 5, 1999

Trucks Blamed In Horrific Fog Pile-Up In Canada

From increased truck traffic to an exploding tanker truck to the possibility that a truck collision may have triggered it, trucks played a key role in a fatal pileup of more than 60 vehicles in the fog on Hwy. 401 in Ontario Friday morning

August 30, 1999

Surveillance Cameras Installed At Arkansas Rest Areas

More than two and a half years after a truck driver was killed in an Arkansas rest area bathroom, Arkansas has finished installing video cameras at 19 interstate rest areas in hopes of deterring crime

August 30, 1999

South Carolina Restricts Trucks To Right Lanes

South Carolina will soon limit tractor-trailers to the right lanes on some stretches of Interstate 85

August 30, 1999

West Virginia To Build Weigh Station At Top Of Steep Hill

West Virginia is building a mandatory truck stopping area and weigh station at the top of a steep Interstate 68 grade

August 27, 1999

MassPike Head Hopes To Improve Rest Stops

The chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority hopes to attract upscale eateries, supermarkets and other services to the travel plazas along the 140-mile turnpike

August 25, 1999

California's "Most Dangerous Mile"

The Los Angeles Times has analyzed California Highway Patrol data and found the most dangerous one-mile section of interstate for truck accidents: Interstate 5, where northbound trucks leaving the Long Beach freeway must enter northbound I-5 in the fast lane and merge into heavy traffic

August 25, 1999

Mississippi Opens I-110 Bridge

All lanes are again open on the Interstate 110 bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, which has been closed to southbound truck traffic for more than two months

August 24, 1999

Hundreds Of LA Area Bridges Too Low

Hundreds of bridges in Los Angeles and Orange counties are lower than modern standards, reports the Los Angeles Times in the wake of an investigation of accidents caused by oversized trucks hitting overpasses

August 22, 1999

California Task Force Discusses Truck Lane Options

A regional task force last week discussed ways to make more room on Southern California highways for big rigs

August 22, 1999

New Jersey Truck Ban Shows Results, But Local Officials Want More

Truck traffic has decreased on key New Jersey roads since Gov. Christie Whitman announced a ban on through trucks on non-national highways last month. But some local officials want even tougher rules

August 18, 1999

Colorado Governor Declares Mudslide Disaster

The governor of Colorado last week issued a disaster declaration, hoping to get federal help to repair millions of dollars of damage to the state's highways by mudslides

August 12, 1999

Arkansas Carriers Look Into Fighting Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Assn. has taken the first step toward abolishing the state Highway Commission

August 9, 1999

Traffic Problems In Cincinnati

Highway construction and summer vacation traffic are making Cincinnati's I-275 dangerous, especially near where it connects with I-71

August 5, 1999

Wildfires Burning Along I-80 In Nevada

Wildfires have been burning up thousands of acres along I-80 in northern Nevada since they were sparked by lightning Wednesday

July 28, 1999

New Illinois Tollway Boss Says Brace For Toll Increases

The new chairman of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is telling people to brace themselves for toll increases needed to pay for improvements to the aging tollway system

July 26, 1999

New Jersey Turnpike Plans Rest Stop Improvements

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $41 million to improve 11 of its service areas

July 25, 1999

Road Blockade Avoided In St. Louis

A threatened blockade of Highway 40/Interstate 64 in St. Louis last Thursday did not materialize after a group of minority contractors reached a deal with state highway officials and road builders

July 21, 1999

New Jersey Adds More Routes To Truck Ban

New Jersey's ban on interstate trucks just got a whole lot bigger. Route 1 and Route 130, both old U.S. Highway designations, have been placed on the list of forbidden roads

July 20, 1999

Protesters Threaten To Block St. Louis Interstate

Protesters who blocked I-70 in St. Louis during rush hour a couple weeks ago are threatening to hit another highway tomorrow

July 18, 1999

Iowa Adds Weigh-In-Motion Scales

Iowa is adding weigh-in-motion scales to help it deal with increased truck traffic

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