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November 18, 2015

Senate Again Says Nay to Twin 33s

The Senate has approved an amendment that strips out a measure included in the Department of Transportation funding bill that would have allowed 33-foot-long double trailers to operate on highways regardless of state laws.

November 4, 2015

NYC Fleet to Test Connected Vehicle Tech

New York City will install vehicle-to-vehicle technology in 10,000 buses, taxis, limousines, and city fleet vehicles as part of a $23 million federally funded initiative designed to reduce future congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

October 8, 2015

Truck Size/Weight Study Dinged by Outside Agency

The Dept. of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study “lacks a consistent and complete quantitative summary of the alternative configuration scenarios... and major categories of costs are not estimated,” contends a study review released by the Transportation Research Board.

October 7, 2015

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.

September 29, 2015

DOT Details New Transportation Investment Center

The Department of Transportation has unveiled specifics about its Build America Transportation Investment Center, which aims to ease the “procedural, permitting, and financial barriers to increased infrastructure investment and development.”

September 1, 2015

New Jersey Braces for Pope's Impact on Traffic

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

July 8, 2015

Group Pushes Congress to Up Federal Truck Weight Limit

The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is revving up its lobbying to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 97,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle.

June 29, 2015

J.J. Keller Develops DOT Handbook for Drivers

J.J. Keller & Associates has developed a guide for new drivers called the DOT Handbook: A Compliance Guide for Truck Drivers.

June 12, 2015

CDL Tester Indicted in South Carolina

A third-party CDL tester used by South Carolina has been indicted for giving tests he wasn't supposed to and skimping on the tests themselves.

June 8, 2015

DOT: Lack of Data Argues Against Truck Size/Weight Changes

The Department of Transportation has declared that “data limitations” uncovered by its research on the impact of increasing truck size and weight limits should preclude changing “relevant laws and regulations.”

May 28, 2015

Vigillo Releases Tool for Handling Bigger Data

Vigillo announced that it has released the first of Athena’s second generation reporting tools to handle bigger data.

May 6, 2015

DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative practices for high-risk motor carriers.

April 9, 2015

OOIDA Bids to Join Cross-Border Suit Against DOT

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene in a cross-border trucking lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FMCSA.

April 9, 2015

FMCSA Orders S.C. Trucking Company Shut Down

The Federal Motor Carrier Association declared Darlington, S.C.-based trucking company Carnell Pompey to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to immediately shut down.

April 3, 2015

DOT: Patch Highway Fund If It Leads to Real Fix

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has signaled that he does not oppose Congress applying a short-term fix to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent before it runs out entirely this summer.

April 3, 2015

Feds Award $500M in Grants for Transportation Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that $500 million will be made available for surface-transportation projects under the TIGER competitive-grant program this year.

March 30, 2015

Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority

The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.

March 30, 2015

DOT Unveils Its Long-Term Transpo Funding Bill

The Department of Transportation today officially announced its $478-billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal with just two months left until the current surface-transportation legislation expires.

March 17, 2015

FMCSA Releases CSA App, ATA Calls It Irresponsible

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has released a smartphone app that will allow for more convenient access to current online safety performance information on interstate truck and bus companies. The ATA called the move irresponsible.

March 10, 2015

Beyond Traffic

By the year 2045, will U.S. transportation be fossil or fantastic? HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge lookds at a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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