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I-405 work near Seattle

All mainline lanes of northbound I-405 between NE Fourth Street and NE 12th Street in Bellevue, Wash., will be closed.

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I-470 construction under way

Repairs are scheduled to be finished no later than Sept. 15 on bridge extension.

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ATA presses hours lawsuit

Lawsuit is aimed to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue regulations governing supporting documents.

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Cartel violence spikes in Nuevo Laredo

Those with operations in Nuevo Laredo should consider adjusting or suspending them until security improves, said FreightWatch.

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Seminar presents CDL medical certification topics

Steps and treatments can be taken to ensure medical certification, said federal agency medical director.

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Webinar: Trucking freight stays strong

Transportation-dependent manufacturing growth has been leading the recovery, which is slowing down.

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Fikes helps with Haiti relief

Fikes Truck Line, based in Hope, Ark., is transporting lumber intended for Haiti’s relief effort free of charge, the carrier said. Owner-operators Harold Horn and Jimmy King kicked off the effort hauling two loads of lumber for Weyerhaeuser from Bruce, Miss., to Jacksonville, Fla. Other carriers are donating similar services, a Fikes spokesperson said. For details, go to fikes.com.

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Pressure protection valves

The one-way check pressure protection valves protect against leaks in air pressure from the braking system if an air line or valve in an air-operated accessory fails, the company says. The e-coated zinc diecast body prevents corrosion, and the Nitrile diaphragm provides durability, the company says. The valves can be used in air suspensions, air seats or cab isolation systems. HALDEX, www.haldex.com, (800) 643-2374

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Trucking excluded from freight bill

Trucking is not mentioned in the bill, which focuses on rail, ports and intermodal infrastructure.

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Daimler, Volvo challenge Navistar test

Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Trucks North America issued sharp rebukes of a “fluid economy” road test commissioned by Navistar.

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