North Carolina

Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and into Virginia could begin to take a toll on highway conditions Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two states have also suspended HOS regs.

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ATRI surveying truckers on parking in North Carolina

The 24-question survey asks drivers about the difficulty of finding parking in North Carolina, where parking can be found, the time of day it’s most difficult to find parking and more.

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I-95 South in N.C. closed for 16-mile section after series of truck-involved accidents

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says I-95 South is closed between exit 97 and exit 81 due to the three accidents and is expected to be reopened by Thursday evening after crews repair damage to the roadway. The northbound lanes were closed through early Thursday morning, but are now reopened.

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I-95 fully reopened throughout North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced I-95 is completely open in both directions throughout the state.

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Top 10 toughest states for tire violations

Oregon, Texas and North Carolina lead the tire-violations rankings, the latter two also showing an uncommonly strong focus on maintenance/equipment-related violations overall. Peruse more nationally ranked data on equipment violations here.

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North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help

Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn't, by and large, "looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA's Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.

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N.C. reviewing I-77 contract after toll company files bankruptcy in Texas

North Carolina is reexamining a Cintra subsidiary’s contract to add toll lanes to I-77 after a separate division of the corporation became the second of its subsidiaries holding a road contract with a state to file bankruptcy since 2014.

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The parking shortage and North Carolina’s ‘data-driven’ enforcement

How counting disabled vehicles as "parked" vehicles contributed to the expansion of N.C.'s truck parking enforcement effort last year. High time more states attracted tax revenue by encouraging parking facility development rather than going after $25 fines and court costs.

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Two shows to keep on the radar in N.C., Texas

Brad Wike's Southern Classic in Lincolnton, N.C., kicks off Friday, September 11, and the East Texas Truckers Showdown in Nacogdoches September 26.

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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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