highways

An upward trend in truck-occupant crash deaths

In the years following FMCSA's 2003 publication of the hours of service rule that first included the 14-hour on-duty window, the percentage of truck-occupant crash deaths among all truck-involved fatalities is on an upward trend.

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Traffic cost trucking industry nearly $50B in 2014, ATRI says

ATRI found congestion caused delays totaling more than 738 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year.

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I-75 in Tenn. fully open after slide; delays on I-40 in Roane County

Two I-75 lanes NB/SB were finally reported open last week, April 13, following the rock slide in Campbell County, TN; I-40 reduced to one lane in both directions between MM 350 and 352 through late May.

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W.V. Supreme Court sides with truckers, strikes down truck ban in Morgantown

Truck drivers earned a victory in court last week when the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld a lower court decision that struck down an ordinance from the city of Morgantown that banned trucks from using a certain portion of State Route 7 that passes through the city.

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Bad roads hasten one owner-operator’s retirement — and more infrastructure voices

What stretch of North American highway in your experience would warrant the nomination for the No. 1 'Worst Road' all around?

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I-75 in Tennessee after rock slide: Project completion possible by 4/15

After nearly a month of full closure on the NB side of I-75 in the state near the Kentucky border, one NB lane reopened to traffic last week, March 24. SB remains open.

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POLL: Biggest issue you’ve seen lately with road conditions/maintenance?

Given falling federal infrastructure investment and lack of funding in some states for adequate highway expansion and repair, this poll looks at the issue where the rubber meets the road -- what have you experienced?

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I-75 closed by rock slide near Tenn.-Ky. border, could partially reopen within 14 days

Timeline for reopening after a rock slide shut down I-75 just south of the Tenn.-Ky. border was not available, but officials were advising truckers to expect weeks, not days, for full clean-up.

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Roads 511: Highway information in real time

Catch highway-traffic, -accident and -construction alerts from state DOTs and 511 services on Twitter via Overdrive's "Roads 511" Twitter list timeline.

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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon opens to two-way traffic Thursday afternoon

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will open to two-way traffic at 4 p.m. local time Thursday. Colorado DOT said a pace car in each direction will lead traffic to maintain a safe speed as vehicles travel through the canyon on the eastbound lanes in a head-to-head configuration.

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