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‘The Dragon’ gets truck restrictions in Tenn.

| December 11, 2014

Have you driven "The Dragon" -- or U.S. 129 in Tennessee/N.C.? Following its bordering state's lead, Tennessee will prohibit vehicles longer than 30 feet from the mountainous road as of January.

Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

| December 04, 2014

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, ...

Trucker cited for over-height load in 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

| November 20, 2014

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for the truck carrying it, according ...

Truckers News wants your creepy tales from the road

| October 22, 2014

Overdrive sister site TruckersNews.com is collecting readers' tales of "Haunted Highways" via a new special program.

I-215 nighttime closures in CA

| October 16, 2014

Nighttime closures of Interstate 215 in Southern California are slated to run Oct. 20-Nov. 6. for construction at the Devore Rd. exit.

Per freshly signed state law, Calif. to test feasibility of mileage tax

| October 03, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown Oct. 3 signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee -- or mileage-based tax -- could effectively ...

California dabbling with replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

| September 17, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

| August 28, 2014

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office ...

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