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1,100 Miles of Bridges in Desperate Need of Repair
Trump Pitches Infrastructure in State of Union, But No New Details
2017 HDT Fact Book: Highways

2017 HDT Fact Book: Highways

HDT’s Fourth Annual Fact Book is an overview of the trucking industry by the numbers. Each of the graphs, charts, tables, and infographics are designed to offer a snapshot of the current industry and serve as a reference guide Check out the full Fact Book in the digital edition.

September 11, 2017

Bicyclists Were Original Advocates for Good Roads

Bicyclists Were Original Advocates for Good Roads

Motorists and truckers can thank touring "wheelmen" and isolated farmers for together pressuring lawmakers to improve primitive dirt byways, notes Tom Berg in the Trailer Talk blog.

June 2, 2017

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

Nonpartisan Group Gives Feedback on Infrastructure Reform

In a detailed report, the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board made recommendations for improving America’s roads and bridges, including private investment, user fees, technology and more.

May 31, 2017

Motor Trucks in the Wild West

Motor Trucks in the Wild West

In 1919, a young Army officer learned firsthand how important modern roads were for his rapidly transforming young nation. And trucking benefits from the lessons he learned to this very day.

May 11, 2017

The Future of Tolling in America

The Future of Tolling in America

Regardless of what happens to improve infrastructure at the federal level, state and local governments are increasingly taking steps to improve roads and bridges through tolling.

April 24, 2017

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

April 20, 2017

Georgia DOT Plans to Reopen I-85 by June 15

Georgia DOT Plans to Reopen I-85 by June 15

Georgia’s Department of Transportation is aiming to complete rebuilding of the stretch of I-85 that collapsed last week — slicing one of the main arteries through metropolitan Atlanta — by June 15, which would be roughly 10 weeks since the collapse.

April 5, 2017

Black Lives Matter Protests Shut Down Highways

Black Lives Matter Protests Shut Down Highways

Some truckers found themselves in a sticky situation over the weekend as protesters angry about recent police killings tried to block highways, and in some cases succeeded. Photos show protesters climbing on top of tractors and trailers in some locations.

July 11, 2016

Highway Users Rank America's Worst 50 Traffic Bottlenecks
2015 HDT Fact Book

2015 HDT Fact Book

Our second annual HDT Fact Book, aims to give you additional numbers and statistics that can help you in your business.

September 11, 2015

I-65 Bridge Detours to Last Into September, INDOT Says

I-65 Bridge Detours to Last Into September, INDOT Says

Highway officials say the bridge on northbound Interstate 65 at Lafayette, Ind., will remain closed into mid September as contractors work to stabilize the structure. State and local sources are suggesting certain alternate routes in western Indiana and into eastern Illinois.

August 19, 2015

Truck-Mounted Instruments to Measure Pavement Friction
When the Road Meets the Rubber

When the Road Meets the Rubber

Irregular or accelerated tire wear is annoying and expensive, but there's something else eating away at your expensive assets: the pavement itself.

June 29, 2015