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I-40 lanes in Nashville to close

Lanes in both directions will be closed July 16-19 to begin work on concrete foundations for new overhead sign structures.

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I-15 in Idaho to close July 22-25 for air show

The freeway will close intermittently for up to 6 hours for the Blue Angels air show.

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Compliance rates high in CVSA 2010 Roadcheck

More than 95 percent of drivers and 80 percent of the vehicles inspected passed compliance tests in the 2010 Roadcheck, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said of its June 8-10 roadside inspections. Brake-related defects accounted for half of the out-of-service violations recorded in the compliance tests. Lights violations and tires and wheels violations each comprised roughly one-tenth. Nearly 77 percent of the 48,970 vehicles tested for the most comprehensive of the roadside checks, referred to as the ...

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Peterbilt dealership opens near Chicago O’Hare Airport

A Peterbilt dealership opened in Bensenville, Ill, the truck maker announced.

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Diesel prices drop again

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dropped for a third straight week.

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First prizes awarded in Iowa 80 sweepstakes

The first 50 of 100 prizes for truckers have been awarded in a six-month sweepstakes, Iowa80.com said of the contest celebrating the online store’s 10th anniversary. Drivers can register online for the contest, referred to as the Dreams of Chrome sweepstakes, until Aug. 31 for the second half of the giveaways. Winners will be announced in September. For details, go to www.dreamsofchrome.com.

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Hours rule proposal advanced

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its proposed hours-of-service rule to the Secretary of Transportation.

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Sleeper mattresses

The 7-in. thick innerspring mattress has a three-layer quilted design to prevent tearing and limits horizontal motion. It has a straight-cut foam topper on the top and bottom of the mattress to provide added comfort. The 5-in. thick high-density foam mattress offers full body support from its design, the company says. Both mattresses are available in seven sizes and come in a tight-roll package that allows them to be transported. TRP Aftermarket Parts, www.trpparts.com, (425) 392-2611

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TA, Petro offering training on new safety standards

Manuals, training days and an inspection services regarding safety and inspections standards in so-called CSA 2010 are being offered at its travel stops and Petro:Lube locations, TravelCenters of America announced. All company truck stops will conduct training from mid-July through November, said TA spokesman Tom Liutkus in a written statement. Twenty-minute videos detailing the CSA 2010 standards will be aired every Thursday at 2 p.m. local time, with an option for driver feedback after the video. Manuals ...

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Transportation guide offered

State Transporation Statistics consists of 112 tables of state data on infrastructure, safety and freight transportation.

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