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
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has completed a years-long effort to streamline and simplify its registration system. In a notice posted Friday, the agency spelled out the changes that will take effect when the new regime kicks in a little over two years from now.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Unified Registration System
May 9, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department has set a public hearing for May 29 to get input for its Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study.
Tags: DOT, Truck Weights, Truck Sizes
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
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 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered a California-based truck driver to cease operating after he was cited for numerous egregious violations of federal regulations, the most recent involving being arrested for intoxicated driving.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Safety, Alcohol
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, 5.9 GHz
January 21, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation fatalities in the United States declined in 2011 by approximately 2%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The data indicates that overall transportation fatalities decreased from 35,043 in 2010 to 34,434 in 2011
Tags: DOT, NTSB
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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