Arizona

Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Sharing the road: Ariz. funding education for teens around trucks

The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation announced the completion of a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for its mission to advocate through its “Share the Road” and “Teens and Trucks” programs.

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‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update

Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.

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Arizona DOT to close Twin Arrows bridge over I-40 for construction June 14

The bridge will be closed from midnight to 10 a.m. for crews to apply asphalt overlay on the bridge.

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I-15: Expect delays March 8-10

Portions of I-15 in the far northwest corner of Arizona, also affecting lanes in Nevada and Utah, could experience delays will weight- and speed-limit reductions March 8-10 related to final stages of the Virgin River Gorge bridge project.

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Future I-11 route through Nevada designated in highway bill, in part to follow U.S. 95

The 5-year, $305 billion bill designates the route to follow U.S. Highway 95 before connecting with I-80 in Northern Nevada.

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No mercy: Arizona ground zero for truck enforcement

With a high rate of both inspections and violations, and a top ten ranking for hours enforcement, this state is ground zero for tough inspections – particularly along the border.

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Inspection hot zone along the southern border

No area of the country shows such a contiguous grouping of high-inspection-intensity states as the four states lining the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

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Long-haulin’ hotel sweepstakes, brake safety in Arizona …

With "Brake Safety Week" inspections kicked off around the country, are you seeing anything out of the ordinary? And: Hotels4Truckers and Transfix launch Long Haulin' Hotel Sweepstakes.

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The problem solver: Jim Vant of Crow Wing Transport

The story of Vant's fleet's success, built on a strategy of good driver treatment: "I've never had a truck make me a dime -- it's the person sitting in the seat."

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