August 1, 2013
The Senate rejected an effort to advance a transportation appropriations bill, mirroring the action yesterday by the House. In a 54 – 43 vote, the Senate declined to end debate on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations measure.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is officially proposing to drop the requirement that truck drivers file inspection reports even when there are no defects in the truck.
July 30, 2013
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is immediately making available $2 million in emergency relief funds to help New Hampshire and Vermont cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by flooding from May through July. Each state will receive $1 million.
July 25, 2013
As Congress squares for the fight over 2014 transportation spending and long-term transportation policy, President Obama called for more infrastructure investment to create jobs and support the middle class.
Yesterday in Des Moines, Iowa with the the Interstate 80 Challenge was offically launched.
The I-80 Challenge is a multi-state awareness and high-visibility enforcement effort to encourage all drivers to drive safely on the Interstate 80 corridor and to support the efforts of the law enforcement officers. The challenge runs from July 24 to July 31.
July 3, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced almost $1 million in new grants to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry.
July 2, 2013
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation’s 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters at 11 a.m. today.
June 27, 2013
The Senate unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx as the 17th Secretary of Transportation, to replace Ray LaHood. The 100 – 0 vote this morning concludes a smooth nomination process for the Charlotte, N.C., mayor. He was well received by Republicans as well as Democrats at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee.
June 11, 2013
National Tank Truck Carriers has produced a new version of the Cargo Tank Rollover Prevention Video it developed with the U.S. Department of Transportation to help educate water tanker drivers on the special characteristics of tank truck vehicles and the actions they can take to avoid rollovers.
June 10, 2013
The Senate Commerce Committee Monday night approved the nomination of Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation, while the committee named Mark Warner to take over a key transportation subcommittee from the late Frank Lautenberg.
June 3, 2013
J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. announced its latest publication — DOT Medical Exams: The Complete Guide. This compact handbook helps transportation managers understand the driver medical qualification and examination process.
May 9, 2013
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.
May 6, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood congratulated two elementary school students – a second grader from Maryland and a third grader from Missouri – as this year’s winners of the “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Safety Belt Student Art Contest sponsored by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership.
April 29, 2013
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.
President Obama will nominate Charlotte, N.C., mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation, news sources are reporting.
Foxx would replace Ray LaHood, who has said he would serve until a successor is confirmed.
April 5, 2013
The National Tank Truck Carriers formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to produce the enhanced 2013 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide.
April 2, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently shut down Atlanta-based trucking company Southern Transportation Inc. using new authorities given to FMCSA under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
April 1, 2013
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.
March 12, 2013
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.
February 20, 2013
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.
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