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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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March 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fords Bridge Now Reopen

Load restrictions on the southbound side of Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, just north of Canyonville, Ore., have been lifted ahead of schedule

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March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Toll Roads on the Table in the Tarheel State

North Carolina is one of just a dozen states that does not have public or private toll roads, but a pair of bills proposed last week could end that to create revenue to build more highways

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March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Anaheim to Discourage Trucks From Imperial Highway

Officials in Anaheim, Calif., announced plans last week to discourage truck traffic on Imperial Highway by reducing the speed limit and posting signs telling truckers to stay away

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March 20, 2001 - Industry News

SunPass Implementation Complete in Florida

Last week, the final phase of the SunPass replaced the ticket system on Florida's Turnpike

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March 19, 2001 - Industry News

Texas Raising Much-Struck Bridge

Texas work crews have begun raising the Denton Drive bridge over Interstate 35E by 16 inches

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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Higher Tolls Push Trucks Off Oklahoma Turnpike

Higher tolls on Oklahoma turnpikes resulted in less truck travel on the roads in February

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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Construction Forces Trucks From Ohio’s I-70

Heavy trucks have been banned from Interstate 70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, while roadwork is being completed

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March 16, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Wants Trucks Back On Interstates

Maine officials are urging Congress to change a law that bars trucks heavier than 80,000 pounds from some federal highways

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Bans Trucks from U.S. 119

News that trucks were involved in most of the wrecks on Pine Mountain in Kentucky since 1996 has prompted the state to ban trucks from U.S. 119

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Illinois Bridge Closed to Trucks

Cracks and corrosion in and on support beams of the McKinley Bridge near Venice, Ill., mean truck drivers will have to find another route

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Connecticut Study Affirms Truck Parking Shortage

A study released earlier this month by the Connecticut Department of Transportation says the state needs almost 1,200 more spaces to accommodate commercial truck traffic

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March 13, 2001 - Industry News

New Mexico Moves to Lower Truck Speed Limit

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill last week that would lower the speed limit for heavy vehicles on that state’s highways

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March 10, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Experiment Could Lead to Permanent Lane Restrictions

Will Houston be the next to restrict heavy trucks to certain lanes

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