congestion

Thursday ‘share the road’ trio

Local Tennessee paper instructs motorists on safety around big trucks, large Georgia newspaper likens crash victims to casualties of war, and a little good news on Virginia port investment to combat congestion.

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Photos: Brush-fire shutdown of SB I-85 in GA

Headed out of S.C. to Nashville through the area, a planned 9-hour-or-so run turned into one that, in a different life, would have come pretty well close to the end of the 14-hour window.

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Here are the 10 most congested intersections for truck freight

ATRI analyzed 250 locations in the country and came away with the top 10 points in the U.S. for truck freight congestion. Here they are.

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Groups praise amendment to suspend 2013 restart changes

Groups representing segments of the trucking industry have been quick to praise passage of an amendment to the Transportation Department funding bill that would suspend the 2013-imposed restart provisions in hours-of-service regulations for one year.

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Traffic added $9.2 billion to trucking industry costs in 2013

Trucking lost $9.209 billion to traffic congestion in 2013, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute, who says the industry in aggregate was delayed 141 million hours in the year.

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Traffic congestion soars in 2013 coinciding with economic growth, report says

Following two years of overall decline, the amount of traffic congestion in 2013 grew 6 percent from 2012 — outpacing the U.S. economy's growth by about three times, according to traffic data firm Inrix.

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Iced in: Interstates in Atlanta, Birmingham gridlocked due to impassable conditions

Chunks of some major Interstates in Atlanta and Birmingham have been closed or at a standstill for nearly a full day due to snow and ice. Here's road closure information, along with photos from the scenes.

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Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

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Horror or not: Growing consumer interest in driverless cars

Does growing interest show potential for four-wheeler safety improvement -- or the opposite?...

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What happened to right-lane running? Readers respond

Readers respond to Thom Jansen's question what happened to the an old credo taught to him by this driver father about always running in the right lane except when passing.

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