Georgia

Round-up: DOT suspensions of road work abound, a planned closure and more

The July 4 weekend is a favorable one for truckers when it comes to the dearth of orange cones and barrels to dodge. But oh those unpredictable four-wheelers on the back end of holiday festivities...

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Georgia ramping up truck enforcement with 60 new officers

Following a few high-profile crashes, Georgia announced last week plans to hire 60 new officers for truck inspections and enforcement.

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Decreasing inspections: Georgia’s numbers fall

The state dialed back on overall inspections from 81,183 in 2013 to 69,188 in 2014, a 15 percent decline. According to state officials, such a level may not hold as it focuses on doing more with less.

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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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Freight from the ports: Savannah benefiting from West Coast freight diversions

If trends continue, watch for well better van rates out of Georgia as freight heats up with the Spring.

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Helping a Georgia trucking family

"If you are looking for something or someone to bless over the Christmas season, you may want to consider this family." --Bill Vollenweider of the Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven, Mich.

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When the road leads nowhere

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

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Fallen driver Richard Sullivan’s ridealong companion is coming home

Karen Talbot of Animal Aid USA requests drivers flash their lights when they see the N.J.-based nonprofit's van/trailer combo on the road Aug 20-21, and seeks drivers to participate in a Chatsworth, Ga., homecoming convoy.

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Pete and Repeat were sitting on a wall…

"The more we travel, the more I get used to being a long way from home yet knowing exactly what's around the bend" -- and George gets used to repeated road sign sing-alongs...

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Driver Bettina Cameron ‘Losing It’, New Entrant test backgrounder

Driver Cameron's new Facebook page is dedicated to sharing her story -- she's lost 75 pounds while driving over-the-road in just a year -- to inspire others. Also: More on the New Entrant testing rulemaking under way.

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