November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, V2V, UMTRI, NHTSA
August 28, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation is an engine for growing the U.S. economy and creating American jobs. Every day, people and businesses rely on a multi-modal transportation system to travel and to move goods to consumers at home and abroad.
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
August 1, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, Congress
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.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, ATA, CSA, White House, Foxx
July 30, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: New Hampshire, FHWA, Emergency Relief Program, Vermonth, DOT, New York
July 25, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Congress, Intermodal, White House, Panama Canal, Transporation spending
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.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, I-80
July 3, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, Veterans
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, Secretary of Transportation, Mayor Anthony Foxx
June 27, 2013 - Industry News
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 10, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, Infrastructure, U.S. Senate
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
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
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