Virginia

Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

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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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Virginia gem: Smitty’s Better Burger

Best chili-cheese footlong around, says Wendy Parker in this review of Smitty's Better Burger, a truly old-fashioned drive-in that hasn't changed much since the Smith family opened it in 1956.

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Beam me up, NASA

What would you like to know about a NASA rocket launch? Wendy will be in attendance at one December 17 -- tell here here. "If I have a list, I'll stay on task (for 11 minutes). Help a sistah out."

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Ride for the Constitution rolls, reports say 30 show up to convoy

As the Ride for the Constitution effort got rolling October 11, reports of some participation in its plan to clog the beltway began trickling out.

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VDOT reopens SB I-81 lanes near Blacksburg

Big backups around Blackburg, Va., were eased Thursday, Aug. 29 with the reopening of lanes obstructed by a landslide.

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Shorepower adds locations

Shorepower Technologies has added electric plug-in power pedestals to 17 more truckstops.

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Bobby Bright’s final ride: June 15, 1945-Oct. 10, 2012

Remembering Virginia-based hauler Bobby Bright, memorialized by his son Robert with a final big-rig ride to his final resting place October 16, 2012, at Madison Garden Cemetery in Madison, Va.

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Utility expands Virginia plant

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company is expanding its reefer manufacturing plant located in Marion, Va.

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New Love’s in Virginia

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15.

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