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Cost of congestion for trucking in 2015: 1 billion hours, $63 billion

At the state level, Florida and Texas accounted for the most congestion with each totaling over $5 million in total cost of congestion. The two states combined to account for 16.5 percent of the nation’s total congestion cost.

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South Carolina lawmakers override guv’s veto, enact diesel tax increase

Diesel taxes will increase by 2 cents each July through 2022 in South Carolina for a total of a 12-cent increase, meant to benefit the state’s infrastructure. The fuel tax will increase from 16 cents to 28 cents over the next six years.

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Back to normal: I-85 in Atlanta reopens six weeks after collapse

While through-trucks are not allowed to take I-85 through downtown Atlanta where the collapse occurred, the number of vehicles that had to be rerouted onto I-285, I-20 and other highways and surface streets clogged traffic around the city during the repair process.

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Guv: I-85 in Atlanta to reopen by Monday, just six weeks after bridge collapse

Just six weeks after a March 30 bridge collapse on I-85 in Atlanta snarled traffic around the city, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday the interstate will reopen by the morning rush hour on Monday, May 15, and possibly sooner.

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Tennessee, California set to raise fuel taxes

Tennessee's diesel tax will increase by 10 cents over the next three years, while California's diesel prices will jump 20 cents later this year.

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Flooding in Oklahoma prompts state to waive certain regs for relief load haulers

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in her state following severe thunderstorms. The order suspends the requirements for size and weights permits of oversized vehicles that are transporting materials and supplies used for storm relief. The waiver lasts 30 days.

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Michigan to begin increasing speed limits on 1,500 miles of highway

Michigan to begin increasing speed limits on 1,500 miles of highway

The Michigan DOT, along with Michigan State Police, found 900 miles of non-freeway state highways to increase the speed limit for trucks to 55 miles per hour, and 600 miles of interstate highways to 65 miles per hour for trucks.

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Atlanta gets worse: Truck traffic on I-20 WB now being diverted

Truckers traveling through Atlanta on I-20 westbound will be diverted after a section of the Interstate buckling Monday morning.

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Bridge projects on I-70 in Indiana to cause overnight lane closures next week

Bridge projects on I-70 in Indiana to cause overnight lane closures next week

The first project will begin April 19 at the twin bridges over Six Mile Creek on I-70 near milemarker 112, which will be rebuilt as part of the project.

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Georgia DOT hopes $3.1M in incentives helps reopen I-85 by May 21

Georgia DOT officials are offering $3.1 million in incentives to a contracting company to get I-85 reopened as early as May 21, local news outlets are reporting.

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