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July 25, 2013

I-80 Challenge Ups Law Enforcement on Roads

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

FMCSA Announces $1 Million to Train Veterans, Military Families

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

Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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

Foxx Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

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 26, 2013

FHWA Seeks Clearance for Truck Parking Survey

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration is seeking to move forward with a study about truck parking.

June 20, 2013

Cargo Tank Driver Rollover Prevention

2010 video by US Department of Transportation and the National Tank Truck Carriers. The purpose is to provide an awareness tool and training aid to reduce rollovers. This training video covers four approaches to helping reduce cargo tank rollovers by raising awareness. 

June 18, 2013

EOBR/ELD Proposal Advances from FMCSA to DOT Secretary’s Office

No matter if you call them electronic on-board recorders, electronic logging devices, or black boxes, a proposal to mandate their use is slowly winding its was through the bureaucratic hands of the federal government, putting it closer to publication.

June 11, 2013

Eliminating Water Tanker Rollovers is Goal of NTTC/DOT Video

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

Commerce Committee Sends Foxx DOT Nomination to Senate

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 Debuts Medical Exam Handbook

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 31, 2013

U.S., Canada Announce Binational Border Infrastructure Plan

Officials with the United States and Canada have announced a binational border infrastructure plan to expedite traffic and freight movements between the two countries. It outlines the approach that the U.S. and Canada will take to coordinate plans for physical infrastructure upgrades at small and remote ports of entry.

May 30, 2013

Carriers and Shippers Among Those Named to DOT Freight Committee

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of the National Freight Advisory Committee, which will provide advice and recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system.

May 29, 2013

Size & Weight Study Draws Active Participation

“We know there are diverse views.” So said Jeffrey Paniati, executive director of the Federal Highway Administration, as he opened the first public session of the agency’s comprehensive size and weight study, and he was 100% correct.

May 29, 2013

Freight Movements Between U.S. & NAFTA Countries Mixed, Trucking Still Dominates

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 4% in March compared to a year ago, but rose 63.7% compared to March 2009.

May 28, 2013

FHWA Hosts Size and Weight Study Session

The Federal Highway Administration is kicking off the public phase of its two-year study of the truck size and weight issue. At Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday the agency is hosting the first of four planned public listening sessions on size and weight issues.

May 22, 2013

Smooth Reception for Foxx on Hill

Anthony Foxx was well received by the Senate Commerce Committee at his confirmation hearing Wednesday and there were no signs of resistance to his nomination as Secretary of Transportation.

May 16, 2013

DOT Secretary Nominee Foxx Confirmation Hearing Set for Next Week

President Obama’s pick to head up the U.S. Transportation Department will go before a Senate committee next week for a confirmation hearing.

May 14, 2013

Truck Speed Limiter Proposal Returned to NHTSA

Just over a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a proposed regulation to require speed limiters on big rigs to the DOT, it has been returned to the agency without approval.

May 9, 2013

U.S. DOT Hosting Truck Size and Weight Input Session

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

DOT Announces 2013 Student Art Contest Winners

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.

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