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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

California's "Most Dangerous Mile"

The Los Angeles Times has analyzed California Highway Patrol data and found the most dangerous one-mile section of interstate for truck accidents: Interstate 5, where northbound trucks leaving the Long Beach freeway must enter northbound I-5 in the fast lane and merge into heavy traffic

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Opens I-110 Bridge

All lanes are again open on the Interstate 110 bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, which has been closed to southbound truck traffic for more than two months

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August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Hundreds Of LA Area Bridges Too Low

Hundreds of bridges in Los Angeles and Orange counties are lower than modern standards, reports the Los Angeles Times in the wake of an investigation of accidents caused by oversized trucks hitting overpasses

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

California Task Force Discusses Truck Lane Options

A regional task force last week discussed ways to make more room on Southern California highways for big rigs

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Shows Results, But Local Officials Want More

Truck traffic has decreased on key New Jersey roads since Gov. Christie Whitman announced a ban on through trucks on non-national highways last month. But some local officials want even tougher rules

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August 18, 1999 - Industry News

Colorado Governor Declares Mudslide Disaster

The governor of Colorado last week issued a disaster declaration, hoping to get federal help to repair millions of dollars of damage to the state's highways by mudslides

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August 12, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Carriers Look Into Fighting Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Assn. has taken the first step toward abolishing the state Highway Commission

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August 9, 1999 - Industry News

Traffic Problems In Cincinnati

Highway construction and summer vacation traffic are making Cincinnati's I-275 dangerous, especially near where it connects with I-71

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August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Wildfires Burning Along I-80 In Nevada

Wildfires have been burning up thousands of acres along I-80 in northern Nevada since they were sparked by lightning Wednesday

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Illinois Tollway Boss Says Brace For Toll Increases

The new chairman of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is telling people to brace themselves for toll increases needed to pay for improvements to the aging tollway system

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Plans Rest Stop Improvements

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $41 million to improve 11 of its service areas

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

Road Blockade Avoided In St. Louis

A threatened blockade of Highway 40/Interstate 64 in St. Louis last Thursday did not materialize after a group of minority contractors reached a deal with state highway officials and road builders

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July 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Adds More Routes To Truck Ban

New Jersey's ban on interstate trucks just got a whole lot bigger. Route 1 and Route 130, both old U.S. Highway designations, have been placed on the list of forbidden roads

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July 20, 1999 - Industry News

Protesters Threaten To Block St. Louis Interstate

Protesters who blocked I-70 in St. Louis during rush hour a couple weeks ago are threatening to hit another highway tomorrow

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July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Adds Weigh-In-Motion Scales

Iowa is adding weigh-in-motion scales to help it deal with increased truck traffic

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July 15, 1999 - Industry News

More Details Emerge On New Jersey Truck Ban

The New Jersey truck ban announced by Gov. Christie Whitman will include more than the three north-south routes highlighted by governor that we reported on yesterday, and only applies to trailers more than 48 feet long

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Kicks Truckers Off Major North-South Routes

New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman yesterday announced she is ordering big interstate trucks off local highways, including 31, 29 and 206.

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Speeds Uniform Despite Different Limits

Despite differences in speed limits ranging from 60 to 75 mph, a new study has found that average truck speeds in four states vary by less than 2 mph

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Highway Protest Shuts Down I-70

About 300 protesters shut down Interstate 70 north of St. Louis for about an hour during rush hour Monday morning

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Holiday Traffic Focuses Attention On I-70

I-70 through Colorado experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic and delays at the Eisenhower tunnel over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and officials expect more of the same the weekend of July 17-18 and the first few weekends in August

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Insurance Company Names Most Dangerous Intersections

A busy corner in suburban Dallas tops the list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in the United States, according to State Farm insurance. Three of the 10 intersections are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and three are in California

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Delaware Approves Toll Hike

If you're traveling one of four bridges linking Delaware with southern New Jersey or southeastern Pennsylvania, you'll be paying higher tolls later this summer

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Moves Ahead With Road Plans

Get ready for orange barrels in Arkansas. Now that voters have approved a highway bond issue and new fuel and gas taxes are being phased in, Arkansas highway commissioners are making plans for road construction

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Rerouted Around I-110 Bridge In Biloxi

Commercial trucks are being detoured around the I-110 southbound bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, while the damaged bridge is being repaired. It could be a month or more before the route is open again

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Corridor Signs Go Up In Oregon

New signs on some stretches of Oregon highway warn of areas with high rates of truck-related accidents

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