highways

The scuffle over upping truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds: TCA comes out in opposition, Werner sees mixed benefit

A Congressional move to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways would do more to hurt the trucking industry’s productivity than help it, says the Truckload Carriers Association. That and more takes...

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I-20/59 southbound in Birmingham shut down due to overturned truck, collapsed road sign

A multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham shut down the southbound side of Interstate 20/59 near Mile Marker 120 midafternoon. By 7 p.m., traffic was moving again through the area as crews continued clean-up efforts.

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Truck driver shot on I-94 outside Chicago, police searching for gunman

A truck driver was shot in the leg while driving on Interstate 94 in Chicago Wednesday night, according to reports from local media.

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Of Popes and Presidents: Reports from a season in highway construction, closures

Season in dignitary visits, too, to which the I-5 gridlock in Seattle earlier this morning served as testament. Info on upcoming short-term closures on U.S. 95 in Nev., I-75 in Cincinnati and more.

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DOT taking comment from truckers, public on size and weight report

That report ultimately yielded the conclusion that too little data exists on size and weight risks and infrastructure concerns to raise the current limits.

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Overnight lane closures: Upcoming in Michigan and Virginia; Nashville I-40 shutdown repeat

I-64 affected in Virginia through next week in both directions (MM 250-255) overnight, likewise Monday in Michigan I-94 in Washtenaw County. Nashville downtown -- I-40 closing again over the weekend.

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The highway fund ticker says: Congressional action on CSA, highway funding hit with cold water

Though the Trust Fund ticker says one thing, the state of roads in this country says another. And that should be the real benchmark for the need for a robust, long-term highway bill, not the jingle of the coins in the Highway Trust Fund when rattled.

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I-40 shutting down again in downtown Nashville this weekend

The closure with be in place today, Friday, at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. Monday morning, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials say.

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Legislation proposed to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways

Rep. Reid Ribble Ribble says allowing heavier trucks on U.S. highways would reduce congestion and increase industry capacity. OOIDA, who generally opposes weight increases due to safety concerns and increased infrastructure wear, has said it opposes the bill.

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After a month of closure, InDOT reopens I-65 NB at Wildcat Creek bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation notified truckers and motorists that it had begun reopening the northbound lanes of I-65 between Lebanon and Lafayette. Construction continues on the route as part of a widening project

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