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Wyoming authorities caution truckers against backroad detours during interstate closures

In Wyoming, authorities have taken to social media to warn truck drivers about the risks and costs associated with bypassing winter weather-related interstate closures by using backroads.

What happened: On January 13, truckers tried to navigate around a closure by taking county and dirt roads near Evanston, Wyoming, resulting in what authorities described as "a very expensive endeavor."

The response: The Wyoming Highway Patrol – Commercial Carrier emphatically stated, "Your GPS is wrong!" They highlighted the ordeal through photos and reminded drivers to check the latest road conditions at www.wyoroads.info.

Stay safe: Drivers are urged to respect interstate closures and not take alternate routes that may not be suitable for commercial vehicles, especially during inclement weather.

The incident exemplifies the challenges faced by truckers in winter conditions and the importance of adhering to safety advisories and road closures.

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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