Kansas Highway

Updated Kansas traveler-info website offers resources for commercial drivers, motor carriers

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has updated its traveler-information website, KanDrive.org, to provide motorists with user-friendly, timely details. As an...
Bongs

Big bong bust: CBP officers seize $156,000 in drug paraphernalia at nation’s northern border

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ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. — October started off with a “bong” at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry between the U.S. and Canada when officers...
Gila Bend Pilot Travel Center

Completely rebuilt Pilot Travel Center now open in Gila Bend, Arizona; offers 70 truck...

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Following the completion of a ground-up rebuild, the Pilot Travel Center in Gila Bend, Arizona, is now open. The new, modern...
Demolition of Damaged Sections

Florida DOT works to keep traffic flowing while recovery efforts continue on Pensacola’s 3-Mile...

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Nearly a month after Hurricane Sally devastated parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast region, demolition and recovery efforts continue on the...
Pilot Flying J Truck Stop

U.S. appeals panel overturns three Pilot Flying J convictions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A U.S. appellate panel on Wednesday, Oct. 14, tossed convictions for the former president of Pilot Flying J and two of...
I 20 Mississippi Bridge Deck

$27.5 million rehab for Interstate 20 Mississippi River bridge scheduled for completion early next...

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MONROE, La. — Work continues on the $27.5 million rehabilitation project for the Interstate 20 Mississippi River Bridge, according to a report released Oct....
Truck and Trailer Seized

$7.2 million in narcotics hidden in ‘medical supplies’ shipment; seizure is second-largest in border...

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SAN DIEGO — More than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl powder and pills, and heroin were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers...
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Massachusetts’ toll revenue drops by a third, threatening planned projects

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BOSTON — Massachusetts' toll revenues dropped by a third in the first eight months of 2020 compared to revenues from the same period last...
Medal of Honor Ceremony

Indiana officially names U.S. 20 ‘Medal of Honor Memorial Highway’

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ANGOLA, Ind.— The stretch of U.S. 20 running through Indiana is now officially the “Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.” A naming ceremony and sign...
Navy Flatbed Truck

FMCSA proposal would expand military specialties qualifying for under-21 interstate driving program

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WASHINGTON — Public input is requested on a proposal to expand the military occupational specialties (MOS) that qualify under-21 drivers to participate in an...
Oversized Load

Month-long wide-load restrictions on I-15 in Arizona will cause 224-mile detour beginning Oct. 12

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PHOENIX — Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, and continuing through Friday, Nov. 13, northbound Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge will...
Hurricane Delta

FMCSA issues emergency HOS waiver for 5 states in anticipation of Hurricane Delta

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WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall along the Louisiana Gulf Coast Friday, Oct. 9, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)...
Ohio River Cairo Bridge

Transportation agencies seek public input on replacement plans for Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge

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PADUCAH, Ky. — As repairs and maintenance work continue on the existing U.S. 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge linking Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois,...
Rural Interstate at Sunset

2019 saw lowest rate of traffic deaths since 2014; preliminary data from NHTSA shows...

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WASHINGTON — Traffic deaths decreased nationwide during 2019 compared to 2018, according the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In...
Toilet Display in Store

There’s pot in these pots! CBP seizes more than 6.5 tons of marijuana in...

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LAREDO, Texas — An unlucky smuggler watched his cargo go “down the drain” Oct. 2 when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered...
New Freightliner Cascadia

National Ground Water Foundation joins effort to suspend FET through end of 2021

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The National Ground Water Foundation (NGWF) has joined the bipartisan Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition in calling on Congress to temporarily suspend...
Meth Seizure at Port of Nogales

Border Patrol discovers 800 pounds of meth hidden in truckload of produce, pickles; seizure...

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TUSCON, Ariz. — Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) at the Port of Nogales’ commercial facility on Friday, Oct. 2, made...
Laredo June 29 66 individuals

CBP agents stop human smuggling attempts; discover nearly 150 people hidden in commercial trailers

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LAREDO, Texas, and WASHINGTON — Agents with Laredo sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last week stopped two human-smuggling attempts by drivers...
trucks crossing new long beach bridge

New Port of Long Beach bridge opens with clean truck parade

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — A convoy of low-emission and electric trucks took the first drive across the newly completed Port of Long Beach bridge...
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Truckers gather on national mall to promote, celebrate trucking

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WASHINGTON — In May, a group of determined truckers descended on Washington to protest low freight rates, broker transparency and other issues. As the...