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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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Truck ban on Keystone Parkway in Indiana reinstated

The ban originally went into effect in 2008, but it was temporarily lifted while construction was completed on U.S. 31, which was where trucks were supposed to travel.

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I-75 in Tenn. fully open after slide; delays on I-40 in Roane County

Two I-75 lanes NB/SB were finally reported open last week, April 13, following the rock slide in Campbell County, TN; I-40 reduced to one lane in both directions between MM 350 and 352 through late May.

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I-75 in Tennessee after rock slide: Project completion possible by 4/15

After nearly a month of full closure on the NB side of I-75 in the state near the Kentucky border, one NB lane reopened to traffic last week, March 24. SB remains open.

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Calif. VMT tax pilot project follows Ore.’s weight-mile lead

Trucking telematics provider EROAD tapped to track heavy-duty participants in California's vehicle-miles-traveled tax pilot project, running nine months beginning in July.

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