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Colorado DOT urges truckers to use caution on mountain passes

The department reminds truckers that the speed limit for westbound traffic on U.S. 160 coming downhill from the summit is 25 miles per hour for trucks. This stretch of highway has a 7 percent downhill grade and is more than eight miles from the summit to the base of the pass.

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280-ton truck halted without permit in Rhode Island

According to a report from WPRI, the 16-axle truck weighing 560,000 pounds was hauling a massive generator through the state on its way to Massachusetts.

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Missourians say show me the I-70 project money; state plan includes trucks-only lanes

Missouri leaders continue pondering how to pay for a 200-mile reconstruction of deteriorating I-70. Efforts to ban tolls on the project are ongoing. The most expensive proposal for the project includes four trucks-only lanes.

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Nevada DOT begins U.S. 95 lane restrictions, shifts

NDOT says beginning Monday night, June 19, it will reduce the southbound side of the highway to one lane between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday, June 22.

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Truckers say rocks thrown from overpass damaged their rigs

The report says the trucks were hit on I-465 on the south side of the city around 1 a.m. Thursday, June 8. The rocks reportedly cracked, dented or shattered the windshields of the trucks.

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Trump stumps for plan to privatize U.S. highways

Trump on Wednesday called on Congress to adopt his proposal for clipping federal funding for U.S. highways in exchange for incentivizing private companies to pour $800 billion into U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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Wide load trucks restricted on I-10 eastbound near CA line through September

The Arizona Department of Transportation says vehicles wider than 10 feet can take I-8 to the south or I-40 to the north to get around the construction project, which is approximately 3 miles east of the Colorado River.

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AAA projects most Memorial Day travelers since 2005

Of the 39.3 million expected travelers, AAA says 34.6 million of them (88.1 percent) will be on the nation’s roads, despite a two-year high in gas prices.

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Trump budget: More tolls and private rest areas, less money for DOT

Trump's budget would open up existing Interstate lanes to tolling, allow private companies to operate rest areas and slash the DOT budget over the next five years.

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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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