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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Ask For I-80 Rest Areas in NJ

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Drops Speed Limit on Two Sections of I-81

Starting Friday, Jan. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on Interstate 81 from 65 to 60 in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Tunnel Gets New Height Warning System

A warning system that is supposed to alert truck drivers if they're too tall for a Pittsburgh tunnel is back in service after years of not working following last week's incident of a truck getting stuck inside

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Construction on I-95 in Virginia Continues This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tax Hike for Roads Pushed in Missouri

Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmaker Wants Lower Speed Limit for Trucks

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

North Carolina, Virginia Join Forces to Make I-77 Safer

Transportation officials in North Carolina and Virginia are planning to spend $3.1 million this year on equipment and signs to warn motorists of severe weather on Interstate 77

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Senators and Commission Clash Over Arkansas Commission Overhaul

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is fighting a proposed constitutional amendment to require commissioners be elected, but Arkansas' senators in Washington think it’s a good idea

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Renumber Exits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will convert exit numbers on interstates throughout the state from a sequential system to a mileage-based system beginning this spring

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Nevada Looks Into Lowering Rigs' Speed Limits on Highways

A Nevada state assemblyman wants to reduce highway speed limits for trucks in his home state

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

I-70 Undergoes Facelift Between West Virginia and Washington, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is spending more than $7 million this year to repair broken concrete slabs and shoulders covering half of Interstate 70 between West Virginia and Washington, Pa

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia DOT to Shut Down Parts of I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced lane closures for this weekend on I-95 in Springfield

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Limits Weights on Applegate River Bridge

Weight restrictions are in effect for the Applegate River Bridge on U.S. Hwy. 199 near Grants Pass, Ore

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January 4, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Wants Fewer Trucks on Route 17

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recently made several changes regarding truck traffic on Route 17 because of requests from local citizens and public officials

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December 29, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Lane Closures on I-95 Mixing Bowl This Week in Virginia

There will be several lane closures on Interstate 95 this week in Virginia as the massive reconstruction project continues on the "mixing bowl" interchange

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December 28, 2000 - Industry News

Deadly Winter Storms Head Into Northeast

Icy roads have killed an estimated 22 people in Texas, but trucker Mark Heath was smart and pulled off the road to wait it out between Abilene and Fort Worth. The million-mile safe driver was featured by phone in an interview with CNN yesterday morning. "If you don't have to be out there, you don't need to be out there on this mess," he told CNN anchor Daryn Kagan.

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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Legislature Looks at Congestion Solutions

Texas state legislators next year will face a number of highway issues, including how to pay for new highway construction to help solve congestion problems in the state

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December 27, 2000 - Industry News

Southern Plains Plagued by Ice, Snow

Ice and snow continues to make travel hazardous or even impossible across much of the southern half of the country

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December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Toll Hike Surprise to Oklahoma Trucking Interests

The Oklahoma Trucking Assn. was taken aback by last week's announcement that tolls would increase on the state's turnpikes beginning Jan. 1

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December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Connecticut Highways Over Capacity

Traffic on many highways in Connecticut is exceeding their capacity, and the state Department of Transportation has come under fire for focusing more on maintenance than on improving capacity

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December 26, 2000 - Industry News

Ice Storm Moves in to Southern Plains States

The National Weather Service has issued ice and winter storm warnings for today in much of the southern Plains

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December 20, 2000 - Industry News

Winter Storms Continue to Make Highways Hazardous

Snowplows were a common sight on highways from the Middle Atlantic region to New England this morning, as winter weather continued to make for slippery roads and cold blasts far into the South

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December 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Hiked 25-30% on Oklahoma Turnpike

The Oklahoma Transportation Authority has approved its first toll increase in nearly six years on the turnpikes across the state - with a hike for truck drivers as much as double that for cars

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

I-80 Full PrePass Corridor Through Five Midwest States

Illinois transportation officials yesterday announced that Interstate 80 has become a fully automated PrePass corridor through five Midwestern states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska)

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December 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Winter Storms

From snow in the Midwest to a tornado in Alabama, truckers battled severe weather across the country

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