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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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March 10, 2001 - Industry News

NC Wants Lower Truck Speed Limits

Will slowing down trucks improve the image of trucking? Charles Diehl, president of the North Carolina Trucking Association, thinks so

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March 9, 2001 - Industry News

Roads, Bridges Get Dismal Report Card

The American Society of Civil Engineers last week released a report giving the U.S. government a humiliating "D+

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March 8, 2001 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs to Oregon's I-5 Expected to be Finished Early

The Oregon Department of Transportation now expects the emergency repair of the Fords Bridge on Interstate 5, 2 miles north of Canyonville, to be finished by March 26

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-15 to be Improved from LA to Vegas

A five-year improvement program begins this month on Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and the Las Vegas area

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

Major Delays Possible in I-94 Bridge Construction

Watch out for lengthy delays as the result of a major bridge reconstruction project scheduled to begin April 1 along the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) in Chicago

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March 7, 2001 - Industry News

I-290 Lanes Narrowed in Chicago

The final year of construction on the massive Hillside Bottleneck improvement project near Schaumburg, Ill., will begin March 15, weather permitting

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Banned from I-70 Construction Project

Trucks will be banned from I-70 east of downtown Columbus, Ohio, starting today

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March 6, 2001 - Industry News

I-710 Planning Effort Under Way

Truck lanes are one possibility being looked at in a two-year study to improve traffic conditions on Interstate 710 and nearby surface streets in the Los Angeles area

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March 5, 2001 - Industry News

Northeast Braces for Storm

Connecticut banned tractor-trailers from state highways this morning as part of preparations Northeastern states are making for a massive winter storm moving into the area

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March 4, 2001 - Industry News

Big Rigs Must Detour Oregon I-5 Bridge

Starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, trucks weighing more than 64,000 pounds must take a detour around Ford's Bridge, located at mile post 101 along Interstate 5 between Canyonville and Myrtle Creek, Ore

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March 2, 2001 - Industry News

Earthquake Closes Washington Highways

(1:15 p.m. CST) The Washington State Transportation Department has updated the latest road closure information due to Wednesday's earthquake.

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike to Crack Down on Toll Booth Speeders

Maine state police are cracking down on drivers who speed through toll plazas on the Maine Turnpike

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February 27, 2001 - Industry News

Florida's I-4 Re-Open Following Wildfire

Interstate 4 in central Florida is now open again after being closed for 10 days by a wildfire

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February 24, 2001 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge to Get $36 Million in Improvements

The inspection facilities at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Canada are scheduled to get a $36 million expansion

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February 23, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon I-5 Bridges Reopened to Permitted Loads

Two bridges on southbound Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove, Ore., have reopened to heavy-haul permit truck traffic up to 98,000 pounds after repairs to strengthen the spans

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February 23, 2001 - Industry News

Eastern Snowstorm Causes Pile-ups

A snowstorm that swept through the East Coast yesterday caused a 116-vehicle pileup in northern Virginia

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February 20, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Keep I-4 Closed

A stubborn swamp fire has a section of I-4 in Polk County, Florida, closed for the fourth day -- and officials still have no idea when they'll be able to re-open the road

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers to Get Spots on PA Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is building 10 new service plazas and re-dedicating the old ones to truckers

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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Many Bridges Inadequate

An Associated Press analysis of federal statistics shows 29 percent of the nation's bridges are rated "deficient.

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