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High Volume of Overweight Trucks Seen on Oklahoma Roads

As the crossroads of America, Oklahoma’s roads get a high volume of commercial truck traffic. The problem is that a lot of those trucks are illegal. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission transportation division’s automated ports of entry can more efficiently monitor …

Road Damage Worries at Heart of Nebraska Bill Aimed at Heavy Farming Equipment

Farmers rumbling down the road in feed trucks are a common sight in Nebraska, but they may be breaking the law. Tractors, fertilizer spreaders and other heavy farm implements fall into a legal gray area on the state’s roads, creating …

Flooding Caused $19M Damage to New Mexico Roads

New Mexico officials say recent flooding caused about $19.8 million in damage to roads. In a briefing for a legislative panel on Tuesday, state Department of Transportation estimated it will cost about $13 million to repair state Route 159 in …

Oregon Studded Tire Bills Scheduled for Hearing

A state House committee will consider three bills that could add fees for Oregon drivers if they want to use studded tires on their vehicles. Annual damage to state roads from the metal cleats is estimated at upward of $40 …

Michigan’s Heavy Trucks Blamed for Ailing Roads

Critics of Gov. Rick Snyder’s call for more money to fix Michigan’s ailing roads and bridges are pointing to the state’s highway weight limit as the problem. The Detroit Free Press reports Tuesday that Michigan has the highest maximum truck …

1 Million Urged to Evacuate as Typhoon Nears Japan

More than a million people in central Japan were urged to evacuate Tuesday as a powerful typhoon approached, triggering floods that left two people missing. Public broadcaster NHK said about 1.3 million people have been ordered or advised to leave …