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May 18, 2001 - Industry News

Computer Simulation Studies Trucks' Effect on Roads

Everyone knows that heavy trucks damage roads. But a University of California researcher is using computer simulations to learn more about exactly how it happens

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May 17, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass Continues to Expand

The first PrePass site in Ohio came online this week on Interstate 75 near Findlay, and another 2,400 trucks will join the weigh station bypass system at American Freightways

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Exit Numbers To Change In Florida

If you're hauling through Florida this summer, you may be driving in circles if you're not aware of the new interstate exit numbering system

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y. Thruway to Offer Shore Power

The New York Thruway plans to offer electric hookups, called "shore power," for trucks at two of its travel plazas

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Speed on Utah's I-15

The Utah Highway Patrol is going to be keeping a close eye out for speeders on the newly rebuilt Interstate 15 in the Salt Lake City area

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May 10, 2001 - Industry News

Representative Criticizes Radar Cameras

Dick Armey (R-Texas), majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, says using radar cameras to enforce speed limits is too close to "a Big Brother surveillance state.

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May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Congestion Getting Worse

Congestion on the nation's highways is getting worse, and the worst place to be is in California

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Lane Closures on Woodrow Wilson

One or two lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Washington, D.C., will be closed in each direction during some weekends in May to replace the metal drawbridge

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May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Lanes: Fast or Slow?

While authorities in some eastern states are taking measures to slow down people zipping through electronic toll lanes, higher-speed express lanes are on their way in other states

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April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Construction Season Starting in West Virginia

A truck pull-off is among the construction projects getting under way in West Virginia as the summer construction season stars

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April 23, 2001 - Industry News

Stay Out of Left Lane in Charleston

South Carolina legislators wanted to keep trucks out of the left lane of Interstate 26 through the Charleston area, but the state trucking association managed to keep lawmakers from enacting an outright ban

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April 20, 2001 - Industry News

Alabama Plans New North-South Freeway

Alabama officials are planning a major freeway that will run north-south through the western portion of the state

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April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bridge Demolition to Close Lanes in Tenn.

If you're traveling I-65 through Davidson County, Tenn., this weekend, be prepared for delays or look for an alternate route

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April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Highway Proposed in Louisiana

Truckers would pay about $5.60 to drive a 35-mile stretch of Louisiana Interstate under a highway funding proposal

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April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Tennessee to Use ITS, Rumble Stripes for Safer Highways

High-tech intelligent transportation systems in Nashville and rumble strips across the state are on the Tennessee Department of Transportation's plans to make the state's highways safer

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April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Weather Slams Plains States

Severe weather hit central states from Texas to Nebraska late Tuesday and early Wednesday

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April 9, 2001 - Industry News

PrePass Celebrates Coast-to-Coast Green Lights for Truckers

PrePass announced that coast-to-coast automatic weigh station bypass will soon be a reality across the nation's two major southern Interstate corridors

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April 9, 2001 - Industry News

California to Overhaul 710 Freeway

The 43-year-old Long Beach Freeway, heavily traveled by trucks serving the Southern California ports, is going to get an overhaul

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April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Point of No Return

Oregon's old McKenzie Highway between Sisters and McKenzie Bridge is a scenic route frequently used by campers and tourists during the summer months. But for drivers carrying a long load, this 35-mile stretch of Oregon 242 is a nightmare

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April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Lowered on Stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike

The speed limit has been dropped from 65 to 55 mph on a mountainous stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

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March 30, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Governor's Plan Would Phase Out Tolls

Illinois Gov. George Ryan last week announced a plan that would increase tolls in the short term in exchange for getting rid of toll booths in the long term

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March 28, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Weigh Stations to Get PrePass Automation

Louisiana has decided to deploy PrePass automatic weigh station bypass systems at 12 locations - a decision that will allow PrePass equipped trucks to travel coast-to-coast on I-10 without stopping for scales

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March 27, 2001 - Industry News

Resurfacing Project On I-290/Illinois 53 Begins April 2

A nighttime and weekend patching and resurfacing project for I-290/Illinois 53 in northwest suburban Cook County, Ill., is scheduled to begin Monday, April 2

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March 24, 2001 - Industry News

Speed Limit Legislation Ebbs and Flows

Legislation that would raise highway speed limits, and in some cases hold heavy trucks to a lower limit than other vehicles, is on the table in several states. In others, amendments and bills have died or been defeated

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March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Hoover Dam Bypass Project Progressing

The Federal Highway Administration has signed a Record of Decision allowing the long-awaited Hoover Dam Bypass project to proceed

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