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Dust storms causing reduced visibility along I-10 in Arizona

When dust storms occur, ADOT says to "Pull Aside, Stay Alive," and to pull off the highway as soon as it's safe to do so.

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Iowa DOT closing 16 miles of I-35 for four nights this week

The installation of a temporary barrier rail on the interstate will require portions of I-35 between exit 52 and exit 68 to be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. four nights this week.

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Wider, more truck-friendly bridge opens on AZ 89 at Hell Canyon

The Hell Canyon Bridge, located about 18 miles north of Chino Valley between Prescott and Ash Fork, will carry about 3,400 vehicles each day, according to ADOT.

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Trucks banned from section of I-95 in Philly next month for DNC

Commercial trucks weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling between Exit 13 and Exit 22 on I-95 in Philadelphia from Saturday, July 23 at noon until midday Friday, July 29 because of the Democratic National Convention.

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DOT looking to ban trucks from Kentucky highway due to frequency of truck crashes

FHWA says the predominant crash type seen on KY 151 involves trucks veering off the road where the road and shoulders are too narrow for trucks.

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Four-state coalition forms to increase freight efficiency on I-10

Transportation officials from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas signed an agreement June 2 to establish the I-10 Corridor Coalition to make it easier to move freight through these states.

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Arizona DOT to close Twin Arrows bridge over I-40 for construction June 14

The bridge will be closed from midnight to 10 a.m. for crews to apply asphalt overlay on the bridge.

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Vermont lawmakers vote to increase fines for truckers on Smugglers’ Notch

The new bill ups the fine for trucks going through Smugglers’ Notch to $1,000, and if a truck gets stuck and impedes traffic, it will be a $2,000 fine.

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Nearly 800 miles of Pennsylvania highways receive speed limit increase

Nearly 800 miles of turnpike and highway in Pennsylvania now have a speed limit of 70 miles per hour, up from 65, as of Tuesday.

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Traffic cost trucking industry nearly $50B in 2014, ATRI says

ATRI found congestion caused delays totaling more than 738 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year.

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