traffic

Sharing traffic intel

Overdrive would like your help in reporting daily short- and long-term traffic delays from construction, accidents and other highway mishaps -- utilize our Facebook/Twitter pages for sharing what you've seen with editors.

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Traffic congestion increases, could be economic indicator

In its latest report, the Traffic Scorecard, Inrix says 2013 saw a 4 percent increase in traffic congestion in the first quarter this year over 2012, which saw a 22 percent drop in congestion.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Report: Traffic gridlock increases, but points to strengthening economy

Though Inrix's Gridlock Index showed steady traffic in December, that could mean good things for the economy, the firm says.

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No-nos — pantless in L.A.

Wendy crosses "wear no pants while driving through L.A." off her bucket list.

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Study: Traffic costs trucking $27 billion a year

The trucking industry as a whole was the victim of a $27 billion loss in 2011 in the aggregation of time spent and fuel wasted in congestion on U.S. highways.

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Getting loaded with the laypeople

"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."

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Toyo wagers against the apocalypse

Toyo Tires new sweepstakes offers free tires to all world citizens should the apocalypse happen as the Mayan calendar seems to predict -- easy bet? You bet...

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Oil/gas boom in N.D. generates owner-operator opportunities

A report from an NPR listener bemoaned truck traffic in his native Watford City, N.D., associated with the oil boom -- but that boom is proving golden for many owner-operators.

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Make accident victims pay for traffic tie-ups?

  A letter writer to the Chattanoogan newspaper last week proposed to fine drivers of large trucks involved in accidents per hour of required cleanup or per mile of backed up traffic. Specifically:   $5,000 per hour of cleanup or per mile of backed up traffic, whichever is greater, to be paid by the trucking companies, and $1,000 per hour of cleanup or per mile of backup, whichever is greater, to be levied against the truck driver. You can ...

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