Washington State

Time is a frame of mind

Complexities abound in the lure of Washington state: "If we moved to the West Coast, I'd never know what time it is again." Seriously, mom?

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Heads up, there’s ‘bears everywhere': Thursday enforcement round-up

'Roadcheck effect' follow-up: Midwest Truckers spar with Will County, Ill., law enforcement and the state DOT; reports in Washington emphasis priority patrols from truck enforcement statewide.

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Tell us something we don’t know!

A letter writer wants to be reminded to get healthy -- Carolyn: "Done and done..."

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Christmas tree arrives at U.S. Capitol

Hauled behind a Mack by lead driver Duane Brusseau, the 80-foot Englemann Spruce was light with great fanfare on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Dec. 3.

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VIDEO: I-5 Skagit River bridge replacement slides into place

Time-lapse video shows the elaborate work that went into putting the Skagit River I-5 Bridge's permanent span into place September 14-15, following collapse earlier in the year.

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Hawk to DOT: “Point me to the nearest roadkill?”

What happens when a bird of prey tries to communicate with a DOT traffic camera? It makes for good humor on Twitter.

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Trucking effort in Wash. state to find child

As we know, dry vans have uses ancillary to hauling freight, not least among them their advertisement potential. You need only look to this month's Overdrive to find evidence of that in a pic of sister mag CCJ's yearly Five Flashiest Fleets' winner. A fleet headquartered in Washington State is using a similar tactic toward less commercial purposes, though. Gordon Trucking will place large missing-persons notices (pictured) about Kyron Horman, who disappeared last June from his ...

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Punt on the spicy pork rinds

Add pork rinds to a haul in the Pacific Northwest and you might find yourself with a sore foot and back and a charge of  “driving with wheels off the roadway,” or such was the case for a Mt. Vernon, Wash., hauler in July,  Washington State Trooper Keith Leary told reporters at the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald. And that’s not to mention the expensive tow the 42-year-old Mt. Vernon, Wash., truck driver no doubt had to have ...

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Washington state to ban texting while driving

Washington became the latest state to enact a law banning texting or cell phone use without a headset while driving. On March 26 Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a bill that makes it a primary offense to be caught holding a cell phone to your ear while driving, or to be reading, writing or sending text messages. The new law strengthens the state's current law that makes texting or cell phone use a secondary offense if ...

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Truckers key in averting mix-up in Granite Falls, Wash., bypass

In the Everett, Wash., Daily Herald newspaper late last week a story appeared about two roundabouts being constructed on a new bypass of the growing Granite Falls, Wash., community in the central part of the state, very near vast National Forest areas. According to the story's writer, Bill Sheets, truckers were instrumental in pointing out a fatal flaw for any bypass route, for certain -- "they were too narrow for some trucks" -- well after construction had already begun. At ...

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