I-80

Trucker shot and killed at Iowa rest area, suspect arrested

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department says 60-year-old Ernest D. Kummer of Monroe, Iowa, was shot and killed in the cab of his truck in the westbound I-80 rest area at mile marker 208 near Victor, west of Iowa City.

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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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I-80 reopened near Donner Pass, maximum chains required

Caltrans says maximum chains are required for trucks, and traffic will be allowed through the Donner Pass area single file with a 30 mph speed limit.

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New Peterbilt dealer open in Lincoln, Neb.

New Peterbilt of Lincoln dealer location expands parking, service and sales area at I-80 exit 405 in Nebraska -- now part of the Midwest Peterbilt Group, which will be familiar to regular readers for a variety of reasons ...

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Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

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The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Nevada trooper seeks help in finding ex-trucker

Lawman is asking truckers for help locating a former trucker and his dog who disappeared on I-80 between Wells and Winnemucca.

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Prize-winning trucking photo, very happy geese at Wyoming TA

In April, Robinson Transport driver Bob McGilvray claimed his second top spot in Truckers News' monthly photo challenge with this shot, "Bedtime at Sideling Hill Plaza," taken on a quiet night at the Sideling Hill service plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last summer. I wrote about the big win here in Truckers News. (This month's contest, open through end of day May 31, asks for pictures of "Birds and barns," not necessarily in that order ...

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Third time’s the charm? Feds say no to tolling I-80 in Penn.

A development that could mark the end of a long saga (you could make a case that it goes back to the 1980s -- heck, even that it begins prior to the establishment of the Interstate Highway System itself) happened yesterday with the third federal rejection of an application by the state of Pennsylvania for authority to toll Interstate 80 within its borders. I first wrote about the controversy over the state's attempt to generate more revenue ...

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Pennsylvania’s I-80 tolling foes continue fight

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently said a decision on the state’s application to toll would be reached soon.

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