Louisiana’s I-10 westbound scale between Lafayette Parish and Breaux Bridge in St. Martin Parish is now back open after almost two years’ and $200,000 worth of repairs, reports Steven Landry (not to be confused with the well-known custom-truck owner-operator of the same name) at the Last year and in 2006 they won the Worst Roads crown outright, if that gives you any indication of where the Hurricane-wracked state might come in this year. Not to give away too much, of course. Keep an eye on OverdriveDigital.com for the January issue’s full results.
Among superlatives for Louisiana in the survey: they once again were named for having the best truckstops in the nation, now three and more years running. Now what is it about LA that makes its truckstops so popular, I wonder….
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.