Texas

PrePass adds Texas tolls to services

In order to take advantage of PrePass for Texas tolls, PrePass Plus users must opt in to the new services and complete an authorization form.

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Landstar’s new Laredo facility

The 31,000-square-foot logistics facility is located on a 50-acre site that accommodates 450 trailers and provides room for future expansion. A heavy/specialized freight area with a custom 120-ton, stand-alone bridge crane, the company says, can transload the largest superloads.

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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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Christmas-New Year ‘downtime week’ rates some of the strongest this year for reefers, vans

This weekly spot market update, covering last week's Christmas-New Year interregnum for a sizable chunk of the American economy, showed van and reefer rates remaining strong, "perhaps even stronger" than prior weeks, noted DAT's Ken Harper.

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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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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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‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update

Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.

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Texas DOT reopens I-10 in both directions at TX/LA state line

I-10 at the Texas-Louisiana state lane is now open in both directions.

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Flooding causing highway problems throughout South

A rain system stalled over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas is wreaking havoc and causing flooding on many major highways and interstates.

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Downtime pursuits: Any other on-the-road golfers out there?

Channel 19 hits the links with Landstar-leased owner-operator Andy Soucy with a few recommendations on courses in Florida, New York and Texas. A long-haul perk: The chance to play a variety of golf courses around the nation.

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