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Site of Connecticut Shooting 1

Connecticut workplace shooter says gun fired by accident

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — A man charged with wounding his boss and another employee in a Sept. 22 shooting at a Connecticut trucking repair...
Site of Connecticut Shooting

UPDATED Sept. 23: Two wounded in workplace shooting at Connecticut trucking repair company, suspect...

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UPDATED 9:42 a.m. CDT: Police released name of suspect; provided more details on arrest. SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — A shooter opened fire and wounded two...
New Jersey Turnpike

Double whammy for New Jersey drivers begins with toll hikes

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TRENTON, N.J. — The first part of a one-two punch for New Jersey drivers took effect Sunday, Sept. 13, with hikes on the state’s...
Pennsylvania Trooper

As pandemic raged, some roadways became speedways

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some drivers took advantage of roads and highways emptied by the coronavirus pandemic by pushing well past the speed limit, a...
Diamler selfdriving

Daimler Trucks expands testing of self-driving vehicles in U.S. Southwest

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SANTA FE, N.M.— Daimler Trucks and allied vehicle software company Torc Robotics announced this week the expansion of testing for self-driving trucks to public...
Seattle Interstate 5

Nine arrested in protest blocking lanes on I-5 in Seattle

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SEATTLE— Washington State Patrol troopers arrested nine people participating in a protest in which vehicles blocked traffic on Interstate 5 through Seattle Friday, according...
Champ Clark Bridge

Illinois, Missouri receive 2020 America’s Transportation Award for Mississippi River bridge

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Illinois and Missouri’s partnership that replaced the 92-year-old Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River has earned the two states a...
New Jersey Turnpike

Survey shows toll-road traffic still lagging pre-pandemic levels

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NEWARK, N.J. — Traffic on some major U.S. toll roads has rebounded from lows reached during the height of the coronavirus pandemic but the...
Big Rig by California Wildfire

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires; blazes continue to spread

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of...
Raymond Wolcott web

Nebraska man pleads ‘no contest’ to stealing more than $6,000 from trucking company

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BROKEN BOW, Neb. — An Elmwood, Nebraska, man has pleaded no contest to stealing from the Custer County trucking company where he had worked. Raymond...
above view of South Carolina port

South Carolina Ports’ new terminal to include direct connection for truckers to Interstate 26

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The first phase of a new terminal at the South Carolina Ports is on schedule to open in March, officials said. Port...
UPS Truck on Highway

UPS reports record surge in daily shipping volumes during second quarter of 2020

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ATLANTA — The pandemic-fueled boom in online shopping shows no signs of slowing down, providing more business for delivery companies like United Parcel Service...
Seattle Bridge

Seattle bridge repair effort advances but future of structure remains unclear

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SEATTLE — Workers on Monday, July 27, managed to attach two large platforms to the underside of a damaged commuter bridge that was declared...
Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexico’s secretary of transportation resigns in dispute with president

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MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andréz Manuel López Obrador’s decision last week to put management of the country’s customs operations in the hands of...
YRC Freight

Watchdogs question validity of $700 million relief loan to struggling trucking firm

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WASHINGTON — Congressional watchdogs are questioning the federal government’s decision to award a $700 million coronavirus relief loan to a struggling trucking company on...
Seattle Bridge

West Seattle Bridge condition declared a ‘civil emergency’ by mayor

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SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has declared the cracked high-rise West Seattle Bridge a civil emergency. The declaration, issued Thursday, may increase the odds...
Phoenix Chemical Fire

Phoenix freeway reopens after closure due to chemical fire

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PHOENIX — A fire involving hazardous materials burning in a truck trailer outside an Amazon warehouse snarled traffic in part of Phoenix Thursday, July...
Pres. Trump

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects; ATA says ‘this is...

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ATLANTA  — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, July 15, that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure...
Burned ground after Numbers Fire

Semitruck’s faulty exhaust system may have sparked big Nevada wildfire

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GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Federal fire investigators believe a faulty exhaust system on a semitruck sparked the Nevada wildfire along U.S. Highway 395 last week...
plane making emergency landing

Truck driver’s dash cam captures pilot’s safe landing on road

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  LAROSE, La. — A Louisiana pilot experiencing engine trouble made a safe emergency landing on a highway. WWL-TV reported that longtime pilot Howie Guidry was...