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Feds Help Build Super-Efficient Truck

Over the past 20 years, truck builders have labored mightily and with great success to make trucks more fuel efficient, safe and environmentally friendly. But the gains they have made are puny compared to what is to come, if an ambitious government program is successful

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DOT Truck Safety Office Prepares for Change

As the congressional session draws to a close and truck safety reform is still in question, the Office of Motor Carrier Safety is preparing for an extended transition into a new stand-alone safety agency.

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LTL Carriers Like Hours Of Service The Way They Are

The current hours of service regulations work just fine for less-than-truckload carriers, and do not need to be changed, says Tim Lynch, president and CEO of the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. In fact, changing the rules could be damaging to the economy, he says

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DOT Confirms Illegal Mexican Truckers In U.S.

Mexican truckers are operating illegally in the United States, the Department of Transportation has confirmed

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Cirillo Probe Dropped

Rep. Frank Wolf withdrew his request that the Department of Transportation investigate Julie Cirillo, chief of the Department of Transportation’s truck and bus safety program

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McCain Pressing for Passage of Safety Bill

At the request of Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Sen. John McCain “will do his best” to get truck safety reform through Congress before the end of the session next week

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What Is a Black Box Anyway?

Black boxes. Onboard recorders. Data recorders. Onboard computers. Tachographs. Paperless logs. Technically, these terms do not all mean the same thing. But they're all being tossed around, practically interchangeably, as the federal government wrestles with how to

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EPA Will Ask for Supreme Court Ruling on Authority Case

The battle over stricter emissions standards and the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to impose those standards may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court

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Cirillo: Hours Proposal Won't Please Everyone

The still-unpublished proposal on driver hours of service "will not suit those who want an 8-hour driving day, and it won't suit those who want no change," says Julie Cirillo, head of the Office of

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FHWA Looks at Use of Police at Construction Sites

The Federal Highway Administration is studying the use and effectiveness of uniformed police officers on federal-aid highway construction projects

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