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Champ Clark Bridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

 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...
Nancy Pelosi

House approves $1.5 trillion plan to fix nation’s crumbling infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan July 1 to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars...
YRC truck with double trailer

Treasury to loan $700 million to trucking company DOD sued in 2018

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A struggling trucking company once sued by the Department of Defense (DOD) is getting a $700 million loan from the...
Clark Memorial Bridge

Police: Protesters block Clark Memorial Bridge; 33 arrested

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police brutality protesters blocked a bridge connecting Kentucky to Indiana for three hours before police dispersed the crowd and arrested 33...
handcuffs on money

Reality TV star indicted for misusing relief funds obtained in the name of Flame...

ATLANTA — A reality television star who appeared on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” was indicted Wednesday, June 24, for allegedly using coronavirus...
Antonio Brown

NFL star Antonio Brown gets probation for fight with truck driver

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — NFL free agent Antonio Brown pleaded no contest Friday (June 12) to charges related to a fight with a moving...
tracks in snow

Spring snowstorm closes interstate, cuts power in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A late spring snowstorm closed an interstate highway and sent tree limbs crashing onto power lines in southeastern Wyoming.Almost 10,000 people...