Tag Archives: Interstate

Educating the Public Driving Tips: Traveling with Tractor Trailers

In my last post about driving tips, I gave you five tips that if you follow could save your life. We talked about what not to do such as: pulling out in front of tractor-trailers; don’t dead stop in front … Continue reading

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NTSB Heading To Accident Involving Two School Buses And A Bobtail Truck

At approximately 10:15 a.m., a four vehicle collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 44 near the exit to State Highway 100. A bobtail tractor was rear-ended by a pickup truck which was then struck in the rear by a school bus. … Continue reading

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Missouri gets OK for I-70 truck-only lanes

Missouri has won federal approval to rebuild Interstate 70 across the state with lanes segregating cars from trucks. The Federal Highway Administration’s decision gives Missouri the authorization needed to move ahead with the $4 billion project, which would be the … Continue reading

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Trucker arrested in Oakland cop shooting

The driver of a big rig truck was arrested Sunday after he shot and wounded an Oakland police officer on Interstate 880, fled the scene and then crashed, police said. The suspect, a 41-year-old Alameda man whose name wasn’t released, … Continue reading

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Missouri: Sierra Club questions I-70 truck lanes

Environmentalists are questioning the safety of a state plan to add truck-only lanes to Interstate 70. While separating car and truck traffic the interstate may be a good idea, the state may be overselling the benefits of its $4.1 billion … Continue reading

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Tractor-Trailer Hijacked In South Nashville

“The men forced the sleeping driver out of the cab at about 3:15 a.m. on Grandview Avenue”, said police. The tractor-trailer driver was waiting for the nearby Electronic Express store to open Thursday morning to deliver a variety of products. … Continue reading

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One person killed in tractor trailer accident on I-81

One person is dead after a tractor trailer accident this morning on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County. State Police say two tractor trailers collided around 1:45 a.m. The south right lane of traffic and the entrance ramp are still closed … Continue reading

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Plan to Ax Interstate Rest Stops Opposed

Public hearing What: On VDOT’s proposal to close rest stops in the Bristol District When: 6 p.m. March 25 Where: In Cedar Bluff, at the Charles R. King Community Center at Southwest Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Road ABINGDON, … Continue reading

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