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December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Smart Roads, Smart Vehicles

By Jim Beach

Intelligent highways, smart vehicles, connected transportation systems – sounds like the stuff of the future. In reality, though, many technologies currently found on our roadways reflect that future. In many cases they will be integral components of an intelligent transportation system. And the most important piece of technology might be the one most everyone now carries in their pocket, purse or backpack.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Information Technology, Telogis, vehicle to vehicle communication, ITS, Drivewyze, vehicle to infrastructure communication, Omnitracs

August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Effects of the New Hours of Service

The changes in the 34-hour restart appear to be having the impact that both trucking interests and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expected.

By Oliver Patton

Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change service levels or both.

Tags: DOT, FMCSA, HOS, Hours of Service

February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Bridging The Funding Gap

By Oliver Patton

The highway law that took so much effort over the past five years is just six months old, but now it's time to start again. As the U.S. Department of Transportation still unpacks the two-year, $105 billion measure passed last summer, Congress and transportation interests are gathering to return, once more, unto the breach.

Tags: GAO, Highway Funding, CBO, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, White House, DOT, Congress, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DOT Launches Free App Featuring Emergency Response Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced a free, mobile web app of its Emergency Response Guidebook 2012

Tags: DOT, Mobile App, Hazmat

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Roadway Reforms

By Oliver Patton

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

Tags: Maintenance, Funding, DOT, Congress, American Trucking Associations, Department of Transportation

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Bill Would Cut Off Funds for Cross-Border Pilot Project

By HDT staff

Opponents of the Bush administration's plan to begin long-distance trucking across the Mexican border threw another boulder onto the road recently...

Tags: DOT, Mexican Trucking, Mexican carriers

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tech Training

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Training technicians saves lives, avoids litigation.

Tags: DOT, Tires

February 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Safety Belt Non-Use: Let's Stop The Silliness

By Doug Condra, President

Truck drivers aren't getting the message, and it's costing lives – theirs.

Tags: DOT, Driver Safety, Truck Drivers, Seat Belts

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