highways

I-75 South, following bridge collapse in Cincinnati, reopens ahead of schedule

| January 21, 2015

Officials expect closures to continue at least for the next two days. The collapse was of the old Hopple Street overpass, and reportedly occurred while the span was undergoing demolition work.

UPDATE: I-75 South closed at milemarker 84 in Tenn., later reopened

| January 15, 2015

Detour routes for Southbound haulers on I-75 are in place: take I-40 West from I-75 South/I-40 West split in Knoxville to Exit 364 to U.S. 321 back to I-75 South.

Tennessee eyes weight-distance tax to shore up state road funding

| December 16, 2014

The proposal was made as a measure to boost state revenues for road funding by Paul Bailey, a freshman member of the state Senate and a Republican from Sparta, Tenn.

‘The Dragon’ gets truck restrictions in Tenn.

| December 11, 2014

Have you driven "The Dragon" -- or U.S. 129 in Tennessee/N.C.? Following its bordering state's lead, Tennessee will prohibit vehicles longer than 30 feet from the mountainous road as of January.

POLL: Is it time to raise the fuel tax to fund highways?

| December 05, 2014

An Oregon Democrat and a Wisconsin Republican recently joined forces in the House of Representatives to push a 15-cent fuel-tax hike introduced last year.

Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

| December 04, 2014

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, ...

‘I-4 Ultimate’ project in Florida getting under way in new yearImage Gallery

| December 02, 2014

Also: Independent former hotshot/car hauler Joey Slaughter's step deck transition with an all-aluminum 53-foot Chaparral step.

Time travel, trucker style

| October 19, 2014

Even if you had a genuine alien abductor to take you away from that most dreaded stretch of boring highway, it wouldn't matter, according to George: "Tires aren't rated for wormholes, can't run 'em. And ...

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