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Iowa to study closing rest, parking areas

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa Transportation Department plan would gradually close 11 interstate rest areas and all 16 parking-only sites over several years...

Of Mutual Interest: Reacting to volatile oil prices

NEW YORK — Just a month ago oil surged to its highest price in three years, and some investors were wondering if crude was...

Nebraska trucking exec: driverless trucks coming, but not anytime soon

By GRANT SCHULTE LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier...

Trucks’ collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball whiskey

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads. Two tractor-trailers collided Thursday on Interstate 40 in central Arkansas,...

Trucking company, owner found guilty in plant explosion

BILLINGS, Mont. — A trucking company and its owner were convicted of more than a dozen federal charges filed after a 2012 explosion destroyed...
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Road-building debt bill approved by North Carolina legislature

By GARY D. ROBERTSON RALEIGH, N.C. — A method to accelerate local and regional road-building projects in North Carolina by authorizing up to $3 billion...

Explosion damages UPS freight hub

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky's second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital in what...

Tractor-trailers face tolls in Rhode Island Monday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Trucks will have to start paying tolls Monday when they drive through Rhode Island. The state announced that two of its long-delayed...

Former Pilot exec wants to fire attorney

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The former president of the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer wants to fire his trial lawyer now that he's been convicted...

Employers enjoy solid hiring streak; trucking adds 6,200 jobs from April to May

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year...
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California to spend nearly $800M on electric vehicle infrastructure

California utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and build other infrastructure for electric vehicles as the state...

AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren’t quite right

By TOM KRISHER ,  AP Auto Writer DETROIT — For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on...

 Multiple cows die when tractor trailer overturns on I-75 near Atlanta

KENNESAW, Ga.  — Traffic is moving again on Interstate 75 north of Atlanta after authorities cleared up debris from a tractor-trailer that overturned with...

Michigan House passes platooning bill to shorten space between trucks

By ALICE YIN, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Self-driving trucks would be allowed shorter distances between vehicles under legislation that the Michigan House passed...

Tesla’s Autopilot engaged during Utah crash

 By JULIAN HATTEM SALT LAKE CITY — The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into...

Colorado lawmakers approve millions for highway funding

DENVER — The Colorado legislature on Tuesday night passed a bill that dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars to transportation projects and could prompt...

Can you spare a dime? Truck full of coins ($800K) crashes in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Can you spare a dime? How about 8 million of them? A semi-trailer truck hauling $800,000 worth of dimes crashed Tuesday into...

1 killed, 1 injured in blast at Pennsylvania trucking company

ONO, Pa. — State police say a van explosion Wednesday at a Pennsylvania trucking company claimed the life of one person. Police in Lebanon County...

Feds probe Tesla crash and fire in which 2 teens killed

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer A federal safety agency is investigating a severe crash and fire involving a Telsa electric car that killed two...
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2 counties sue Mississippi governor over bridge closures

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. — Supervisors in two Mississippi counties filed a lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Phil Bryant (above), saying he overstepped his...