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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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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia DOT Shuts Down Lanes on I-95 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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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Still Plagued with Snowfall

The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week

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December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Paving the Way for Comfy Rest Areas

Truckers and motorists traveling Texas highways will soon be able to enjoy 25 new rest stops designed to be more appealing and comfortable

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December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Severe Weather Continues to Wreak Havoc

Bob Etherton got a call early this morning from his dispatcher telling him to stay home because the Joplin, Mo., area is getting heavy snow with more on the way as a doozie of a winter storm continues to swee

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December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Snowfall Plagues the Midwest

Snow took over much of the Midwest today, creating dangerous highway conditions in the Chicago metro area and northeastern Oklahoma

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December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon's I-5 Bridge Shuts Down for Repairs

A bridge on northbound I-5 in Oregon will be temporarily closed for repairs, affecting truck traffic two miles north of Roseburg

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Causes Problems on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Highway officials say a newly implemented E-ZPass system on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been causing some problems, thanks to motorists not following directions

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Black Ice Causes Accidents on West Virginia Turnpike

Black ice on West Virginia Turnpike bridges and hills caused numerous accidents this morning, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to Associated Press reports

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Holiday Delays on Arkansas Interstates

Construction crews that eventually should mean better highways in Arkansas are clogging up the Interstates, with highway officials warning of more possible backups during the upcoming holidays

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Highway 164 in Wisconsin Back to 55

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit

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November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Snowstorm Hits Buffalo Area

People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next

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November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Construction on I-15 in Salt Lake City Ahead of Schedule

Construction of Interstate 15 through Salt Lake County in Utah should be completed within budget and ahead of schedule

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