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Louisiana enforces I-20 detour with over 200 trucker citations

A Louisiana crackdown on commercial truck drivers has led to over 200 warnings and citations for ignoring an I-20 construction detour. Starting December 21, big rigs were instructed to avoid the interstate through Bossier City, due to construction-related safety risks, including narrow bridges challenging for large vehicles.

Enforcement spike: State police intensified enforcement efforts, aiming to ensure traffic safety and flow around the construction area. Violations could involve failing to obey signage directives as mandated by LRS 32:237.

Recent disruptions: Despite repeated warnings, some truckers have continued using this segment of I-20, leading to significant traffic issues:

  • Just two days prior, a semi crash at the Old Minden Road exit closed westbound lanes for hours.
  • An 18-wheeler got wedged in the construction zone, stopping traffic for an extended period.
  • Another truck turnover on eastbound I-20 at Airline Drive caused a major backup, redirecting traffic to Arline Drive.

State police message: Trooper LeAnn Hodges of Troop G emphasized the importance of compliance for roadway safety and efficiency. She reminded drivers to stay alert and respect all traffic regulations and signs.

Falls Township considers 'trucker village' amid traffic surge from trade center

Falls Township in Pennsylvania evaluates the creation of a 'trucker village' to support the increased truck traffic from the Keystone Trade Center, offering services like parking and repairs while addressing local infrastructure concerns.
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Senator Cruz's bill aims to protect trade at US ports of entry

Senator Ted Cruz's proposed bill aims to protect U.S. ports of entry from closures that disrupt truckers' ability to maintain crucial trade flows, backed by industry support amid economic and border security debates.
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Oregon truckers sue state over disproportionate road taxes

Oregon truckers file lawsuit against the state for disproportionate road taxes, highlighting an imbalance where they pay one-third of the motorist taxes despite being only 15% of vehicle population.
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