Truck Traffic Under Fire In Many States

<p>States across the country -- including Georgia, Tennessee, and California -- are pushing plans to divert truck traffic from their increasingly crowded highways.</p>
October 13, 2007, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"A move is on across the USA to unsnarl interstate highways where escalating truck traffic is adding to congestion and rattling drivers of passenger cars."

"Truck-only lanes and a plan to divert some truck cargo to ships along the Atlantic Coast are among the initiatives getting scrutiny from state and federal agencies. About 75,000 more big rigs cruise onto already crowded highways every year."

"Florida has already taken action, banning big trucks from the far left lane of Interstate 4 on a 60-mile stretch between Tampa and Orlando. Stretches of I-75 and I-95 elsewhere in Florida have similar restrictions."

"Congress and the Bush administration are weighing private industry proposals to move some truck cargo to ships along the Atlantic Coast, potentially freeing up lanes on interstates."

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Published on Thursday, October 11, 2007 in USA Today
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