South Carolina

South Carolina lawmakers override guv’s veto, enact diesel tax increase

Diesel taxes will increase by 2 cents each July through 2022 in South Carolina for a total of a 12-cent increase, meant to benefit the state’s infrastructure. The fuel tax will increase from 16 cents to 28 cents over the next six years.

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Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Elloree’, with a new music video, tells Jason’s Law story

Asked to write a song for Jason's Law by a friend, Marhoefer asked himself what bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley would do and wrote it as a murder ballad -- the final result, a powerful invocation of the story behind the parking-funding/security legislation.

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Drivewyze brings bypass service to South Carolina

Drivewyze brings bypass service to South Carolina

The 11 South Carolina sites, which are both permanent and mobile, are located on Interstates 20, 26, 77 and 95, as well as U.S. Highway 17.

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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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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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World’s largest truck convoy — S.C. edition

World's largest truck convoy -- S.C. edition

Driver Tim Cooley, one of the organizers of the South Carolina edition of the World's Largest Truck Convoys for Special Olympics, noted his organization's preparations for the Saturday, Sept. 24, event were well under way, with a new rally location at the state farmer's market in Columbia.

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Two South Carolina truckers regroup after historic flooding

Two South Carolina truckers regroup after historic flooding

With more than 250 roads still closed and many bridge washouts, it's rough going locally in South Carolina -- more information and a check-in here with S.C. owner-operators Dave Palmer and Jimmy Ardis.

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Joaquin roundup: Truck plows through floodwaters, update on road closures, hours exemptions issued

A video of a trucker successfully plowing through deep Joaquin floodwaters in South Carolina and links to news on hours-of-service exemptions and road closures in states hit by the storm.

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Hours rules suspended in Carolinas following historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Hours rules suspended in Carolinas following historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Drivers hauling relief or emergency loads in North Carolina and South Carolina have been granted a temporary waiver of hours-of-service rules and size and weight limits.

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What do the confederate flag and used-truck prices have in common?

They're coming down, according to word from the South Carolina legislature and governor and the latest, June edition of the NADA/American Truck Dealers' Commercial Truck Guidelines report.

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