highways

Conference: U.S. needs to shore up infrastructure funding for better roads, better economy

The Highway Trust Fund will likely be completely dried up by 2015, and the U.S. must act to shore up funding both for improved infrastructure but also for overall health of the U.S. economy, speakers said at the IFF Summit.

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Increased federal weight limits: Voices against

Cary Goodman, Dan Gerster weigh in -- no pun intended -- on the notion of increasing federal weight limits to 97,000 lbs. with the addition of a third trailer axle. What do you think?

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VIDEO: I-5 Skagit River bridge replacement slides into place

Time-lapse video shows the elaborate work that went into putting the Skagit River I-5 Bridge's permanent span into place September 14-15, following collapse earlier in the year.

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The best and worst from a Southeast out-and-back

A few notes on highway observations between Little Rock, Ark., and Chesterfield, S.C., taking I-40 on the way east and I-20 heading west.

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Gators, mailboxes, clowns and other road debris

Have you ever had to dodge "a guy in full clown makeup and a guy with a snake wrapped around his neck stopped, both out of their cars and arguing in the fast lane? No?"

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N.C. governor signs anti-tolling bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed last week a bill into law that will prohibit the state from tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Americans prefer good roads to iPhones, electricity, Internet and sewage?

What's really more important in the lives of Americans — cable, cell phone, Internet, water, sewage or electricity? The surprising answer: Well-maintained transportation infrastructure.

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National truck-parking driver survey launched

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking needs.

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Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data Trail coverage.

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Trucking brings out the best

Bringing the kids along for the haul can serve several purposes -- here's an example of a truck-trip fueling creative experimentation.

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