North Carolina

Spot market van freight: As volume grows slowly, pricing lags

Freight trends this week: Nationally, van rates dropped a couple cents, but opportunity exists in local markets in N.Y., Pa., Md., Va. and Ind.; Charlotte-to-Buffalo lane still ripe for triangulation.

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How to: Influence enforcement actions at roadside

Some things are obvious -- "take pride in your stuff," says one officer -- others not so, when it comes to managing encounters with officers, whether at roadside or in a weigh station inspection barn.

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Geographically undesirable: Q&A with Indiana, S.C. enforcement reps

Efficacy and fairness of the federal CSA program questioned given broad geographical differences in approaches to enforcement. More from this candid talk at TCA's Safety/Security Division meet.

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It finally happened

Wendy on the recent accident in North Carolina, where she and George were rear-ended: "I keep telling him only one wreck in driving (all kinds of vehicles) for 29 years is a fine run."

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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 perils of Driving Miss Wendy, and more ‘No parking’ signs…

"I was mesmerized and developed an insatiable need to go to J&R in Statesville. I pulled it up on my phone -- it looked like the parking lot was huge, so I assumed they'd let trucks park...."

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N.C. further limits tolling with legislation

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the second of two bills that limit the state’s ability to toll existing lanes.

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Trip-planning for dummies

"Speaking of Jersey, does anyone know how effective kevlar is against Jersey Devil bites? Should I pack the chain mail instead? Never can be too prepared."

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Boaters ‘flashing truckers’ prompt new restrictions in N.C.

New NCDOT buoys around the I-77 causeway over Lake Norman attempt to remove the exhibitionist temptation.

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More highway haunts: Happy Halloween!

Spooky stories from our readers about highway and truck stop hauntings. Ever have a hearse drive up next to you on I-65 in Alabama?

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