July 17, 2014 - Industry News
As Congress struggles to preserve the Highway Trust Fund this summer and eventually pass a long-term highway bill, President Obama is using his executive authority to promote increased private investment in infrastructure. In remarks Thursday at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, Obama announced a plan to help states and local governments use alternative financing for their infrastructure needs.
Tags: DOT, Public-private partnership, Highway Funding, President Obama, U.S. Department of Transportation
March 19, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has ordered the immediate shut-down of two trucking operations carriers, each for disregarding federal safety regulations and putting their companies’ own drivers and the public at risk.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Drivers, Safety & Compliance, Regulations
February 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Intermodal Association of North American has submitted several recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration to increase its focus on the intermodal movement of freight, following the agency recently releasing a draft designating the nation’s Primary Freight Network.
Tags: DOT, Intermodal, U.S. DOT, FHWA, Freight, MAP-21
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx outlined the familiar issues surrounding the nation’s “infrastructure deficit” and added a new wrinkle: DOT will post a monthly update on the balance in the shrinking Highway Trust Fund.
Tags: DOT, Highway Trust Fund, National Freight Strategic Plan, Infrastructure Funding, Highway Funding
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to ease its standards for granting exemptions to driver vision requirements.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Driver Safety
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a series of key highways to serve as a highway Primary Freight Network, as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The notice appeared in today’s Federal Register.
Tags: DOT, FHWA, MAP-21, Freight
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
A new study released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommended a series of regulatory changes to further ease the transition of military personnel and veterans into much-needed civilian jobs driving commercial motor vehicles.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Veterans
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, V2V, UMTRI, NHTSA
August 28, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation is an engine for growing the U.S. economy and creating American jobs. Every day, people and businesses rely on a multi-modal transportation system to travel and to move goods to consumers at home and abroad.
April 29, 2013 - Industry News
President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.
Foxx does not have a background in transportation – he was a practicing attorney before going into politics – but as mayor he has been instrumental in a number of important transportation projects.
Tags: DOT, Secretary of Transportation
April 1, 2013 - Industry News
Another round of fraudulent U.S. DOT letters is being distributed, largely by fax, to motor carrier officials in an attempt to obtain banking information from the targeted carriers, warn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, DOT
March 12, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will begin issuing official recommendations to members of the commercial trucking industry on the proper uses of Global Positioning System navigation devices and incorporate GPS training into new entry-level certification programs for commercial motor vehicle operators.
Tags: GPS, DOT, FMCSA
February 20, 2013 - Industry News
The Unified Registration System, which will reform the way the federal government keeps track of motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders, is in the final stage of the rulemaking process.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, URS
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, DOT, National Freight Strategic Plan, MAP-21, National Freight Network
February 10, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation groups are voicing concern over a recent proposal to open up the 5.9 gigahertz band for unlicensed use, citing the need for that band to be utilized to save lives and improve overall safety through connected vehicle technology.
Tags: DOT, AASHTO, FCC
January 30, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who yesterday announced that he will leave the Obama administration once a successor is confirmed, will look back at a legacy of achievement, particularly in safety.
Tags: DOT, Ray LaHood, Government, Distracted Driving
December 7, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered LEX Express Inc. (DBA Lincolnland Express) of Champaign, Ill., and Ben Gordon Enterprises LLC (DBA Gordon's Tree Service) of Slidell, La., to immediately cease all transportation services
Tags: Fleets, DOT, FMCSA
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