Colorado

A Nevada U.S. 95 rest area closed July 9-10, more highway haps

The Searchlight rest area on U.S. 95 in Nevada will close July 9-10 for facilities repairs. More updates from the state, Missouri, Colorado and others for the coming days.

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WB I-70 in Colorado reopened after emergency road work shut it down

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported westbound lanes of I-70 between milemarkers 419 and 412 were shut down at 10 a.m. local time; the roadway reopened approximately eight hours later.

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Don Christner presents ‘Mike and I chained up on Loveland Pass’

"At nearly 12,000 feet there is a generous safety bonus -- you see, if you do your job right, you get to live."

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Rates hall of shame: Bottom 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Turns out it's true: Colorado on average is on the list for outbound freight -- so are many Northeast states. At once, some states in the NE region show some of the highest rates for inbound freight. More data, discussion here.

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Driver dispatch from a series of wintry hazmat loads over Loveland Pass

With the city of Buffalo under multiple feet of snow in November, driver Don Christner and his running partner were quietly but heroically hauling hazmat on a series of loads over Loveland Pass in Colorado, quite wintry itself...

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The rest: Tying the knot on 2014

The third and final part of the Channel 19 2014 year in review, threading the needle through the most-read posts to the blog, here with an emphasis on rates and pay, parking and more.

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Trucking 101

Learning long and hard: "I haven't developed the nerves it takes to play these monkey games. I'm still panicky when the truck isn't rolling."

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Holy snow-banks! Winter rolling vid over Loveland Pass

Another couple vids from the GoPro Camera of young Caleb Christner, son of Don Christner, the Reed Hurst Trucking driver whose dispatches from the road you've become familiar with over the last year or two.

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One driver and one emergency load — to flooded Boulder, Colo.

Don Christner recounts a recent critical haul to a water treatment facility in Boulder, Colo.

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Gale Banks / Mike Ryan Racing super-turbo rig at Pike’s Peak

"Attending the Pike's Peak hill climb needs to be on everyone's bucket list!" says reader Don Christner -- more here on Class 8 racer Mike Ryan's performance at the June 30 event.

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