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NHTSA Cancels Meeting On Information Overload

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 15 to discuss possible safety hazards of new driver assistance and information technologies

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Hours Expanded For Truck Safety Hotline

The Federal Highway Administration has expanded the hours of its toll-free hotline for reporting violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

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Truck Safety Enforcement Is in Jeopardy

Rep. Frank Wolf wants to put more bite into truck safety enforcement, but his tactics have led to the possibility that enforcement's teeth will be pulled

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More Mexican Carriers Found Illegally in U.S.

There are more Mexican trucks operating illegally in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a senior Transportation Department official. And they are significantly less safe than U.S. fleets, he said

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Slater Rejects ATA Hours Petition

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater will not go to extra lengths to publish the scientific studies that are shaping upcoming reforms in the hours of service rules

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DOT Posts Safety Progress Report

As a Senate subcommittee Wednesday revived longstanding complaints about DOT truck safety enforcement, the Department of Transportation rose to its defense with a report showing progress it has made since last spring

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Senators Support Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Support is growing for a separate administration for truck and bus safety at the Department of Transportation

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House Leaders Seek CDL Probe

In response to recent catastrophic accidents, transportation leaders in the House are pressing the Department of Transportation for a review of the commercial driver's license program

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DOT Establishes ITS Evaluation Guidelines

Government agencies and private companies interested in tapping into the $211 million in federal funds available for intelligent transportation system projects will have to comply with new evaluation guidelines established by the Department of Transportation

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FHWA To Issue More Vision Exemptions

Despite continued opposition from a national safety group, the Federal Highway Administration says it will go ahead with plans to exempt another 32 drivers from federal vision requirements

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