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
May 6, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Commercial MOtor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership
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
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 - Industry News
The National Tank Truck Carriers formed a partnership with J.J. Keller & Associates to produce the enhanced 2013 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide.
Tags: DOT, J.J. Keller, Safety & Compliance, NTTC, Trailers, National Tank Truck Carriers, Tankers
April 2, 2013 - Industry News
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).
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, MAP-21, Out-of-service
April 1, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Office of Inspector General, DOT
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 30, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who yesterday announced that he will leave the Obama administration once a successor is confirmed, will look back at a legacy of achievement, particularly in safety.
Tags: DOT, Ray LaHood, Government, Distracted driving
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 15, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Two Dayes Trucking and Two Dayes Transport, based in Murfreesboro, N.C., to immediately cease all transportation service
Tags: Safety, DOT, FMCSA
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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