Trucking the Bakken

PAULA DITTRICKSenior Staff WriterThe North Dakota Petroleum Council worked jointly with state officials to develop a Drive Safely public service campaign.What's an oil boom look like? Years ago, I would have envisioned drilling rigs and roughnecks. That image remains true, but a recent trip to the Bakken formation in North Dakota expanded my thoughts about a boom to include trucks, thousands of trucks, going to and from the oil fields.The busiest intersection in the state for oil-related truck and large machinery traffic could well be US Highway 2 and North Dakota 8 on the outskirts of Stanley in Mountrail County. A seemingly continuous flow of truck traffic is taking a toll on the state ...

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