Atlanta

Back to normal: I-85 in Atlanta reopens six weeks after collapse

While through-trucks are not allowed to take I-85 through downtown Atlanta where the collapse occurred, the number of vehicles that had to be rerouted onto I-285, I-20 and other highways and surface streets clogged traffic around the city during the repair process.

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Guv: I-85 in Atlanta to reopen by Monday, just six weeks after bridge collapse

Just six weeks after a March 30 bridge collapse on I-85 in Atlanta snarled traffic around the city, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday the interstate will reopen by the morning rush hour on Monday, May 15, and possibly sooner.

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Van rates edge up nationally, reefer freight moving out of growing areas to the South

DAT's Ken Harper notes the freight-volume picture was more or less the same as in March to close out the month. The final week of April, "we had expected a bigger bump with the usual end-of-month inventories being cleared, but the bump didn't happen," Harper says.

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Atlanta gets worse: Truck traffic on I-20 WB now being diverted

Truckers traveling through Atlanta on I-20 westbound will be diverted after a section of the Interstate buckling Monday morning.

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Georgia DOT hopes $3.1M in incentives helps reopen I-85 by May 21

Georgia DOT officials are offering $3.1 million in incentives to a contracting company to get I-85 reopened as early as May 21, local news outlets are reporting.

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I-85 lanes closed indefinitely in Atlanta, causing major traffic disruptions

All lanes of I-85 north and south are closed indefinitely from the downtown connector to Georgia Highway 400. While most trucks are required to use I-285 to go around the city, the closure of one of the main thoroughfares out of Atlanta will cause backups on other routes.

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Weekly spot freight update: Reefer, van volumes still strong compared to 2016

The normal seasonal slow-down has been leading to lower demand and lower rates, but van volumes continue to look solid compared to 2016 in the spot market. And: How to maximize Cleveland-to-Chicago via Fort Wayne.

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Seasonal pattern taking hold in spot market dry van, reefer

Good news, bad news: Normal seasonal slowdowns means "we're coming down from higher volumes of freight and rates. Compared to December 2016, the strongest month of the year, we're sliding, but compared to last year at this time, we're up."

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Van, reefer demand and rate picture mixed the first week of the year

DAT's Ken Harper says owner-operators might be right to be expressing optimism about their business prospects for 2017: "With the economy picking up, and economic forecasts showing growth, it should (could?) be a very good year for spot freight."

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December shaping up to be best rate month of 2016 for dry vans

Van rates declined in 68 of the top 100 lanes last week, but December is still shaping up to be the peak month for van rates on average in 2016.

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