interstate highway system

The link between highways and murder

The book tackles a broader subject: the link between murders and the Interstate Highway System.

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Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Business group opposes rest area commerce bill

The legislation would permit states to sell food and fuel from interstate rest areas.

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Birth of an Icon

For hard-working owner-operators trying to survive in a highly regulated industry, Overdrive became the Voice of the American Trucker.

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Study: Focus federal funds on interstates

Without raising the federal gas tax, the federal government could increase spending on interstates by $10 billion a year, the study concluded.

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Report: Transport funds needed

The report warned of highway gridlock and a shortage of train trackage in the future.

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To toll or not to toll: In PA I-80 controversy’s wake, debate over road privatization re-emerges

When a Devon, Penn., lawyer representing big commercial construction contractors insists that "Nobody's against this," referring to tolling major interstates as a method of funding their upkeep and expansion, I suspect he's not talked to anyone among the nation's long-haul owner-operators and drivers. Opposition to tolling, in my experience, is near universal among the former, particularly, and it's no surprise: the diesel taxes the states and the federal government levy are an ever-present reality in the business of hauling, ...

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