November 29, 2016 - Industry News
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George W. Bush’s two terms and as deputy secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush.
Tags: Donald Trump, U.S. DOT
November 15, 2016 - Industry News
Peloton Technology announced its participation in the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles program, or Nextcar, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, U.S. DOT, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology
October 31, 2016 - Industry News
The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.
Tags: FMCSA, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
October 24, 2016 - Industry News
A federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Penn., has indicted Joann Wingate for wire fraud, submitting false documents and aggravated identity theft for impersonating a commercial driver’s license medical examiner.
Tags: CDL, U.S. DOT, Fraud, Medical Examiners
October 21, 2016 - Industry News
Two individuals have been charged for allegedly tricking small trucking companies into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations by impersonating government transportation agencies.
Tags: Vehicle Registration, FTC, U.S. DOT, Fraud, Crime
September 7, 2016 - Industry News
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT
April 26, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook.
Tags: Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. DOT, Hazmat, Emergency Response
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Implementation of the Unified Registration System will streamline the DOT registration process and make it more difficult for unsafe truck companies to avoid enforcement actions, per the agency.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, Vehicle Registration, U.S. DOT
June 12, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, CDL, Crime & Fraud, U.S. DOT
April 9, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexican Trucking, OOIDA, U.S. DOT, Teamsters
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Legislation, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA, Barack Obama, U.S. Congress
March 17, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Technology, CSA, U.S. DOT, BASIC, Mobile Apps, Safety & Compliance
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of the amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation sector shows it rose 0.8% in November from the month before, the fifth consecutive monthly increase.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight Index
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Tags: FMCSA, driver safety, Seat Belts, Contest, U.S. DOT
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
A new study will examine the effects of the increased use of hydraulic fracturing on freight transportation distribution patterns to give better information to freight transportation planners and policy makers.
Tags: Research, U.S. DOT, Fracking
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index, which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.6% in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
September 29, 2014 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation still needs to improve its administration of a key grant program, says the Government Accountability Office. GAO said that while the department has made improvements in the $4 billion TIGER program, it should add more detail to the guidelines it uses to choose recipients of the grants.
Tags: DOT, Highway Funding, GAO, U.S. DOT
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
Private investment can work well as a funding source for some infrastructure projects, particularly those that are very expensive and complex, but it is not useful for most projects.
That’s the message from a House study on the benefits and risks of using public-private partnerships to pay for highways and other transportation projects.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House, Public Private Partnerships, U.S. DOT
July 25, 2014 - Industry News
The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, U.S. DOT
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx received a report this week from the Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee making 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation’s freight transportation system.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Transportation Secretary, Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Highways, Freight
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Thursday.
Tags: Economy, Research, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4% in April from March, increasing for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index, Transportation Services Index, U.S
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday released a new study about the economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States.
Tags: Accidents, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
May 7, 2014 - Industry News
The to-and-fro over highway funding continued in the Senate Wednesday with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx politely deflecting Sen. John Thune’s attempt to get the Obama administration to say it would accept a fuel tax increase.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. Senate, Highways, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Regulations, Highway Trust Fund, U.S. DOT, Anthony Foxx
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is taking comments on two applications from the American Trucking Associations claiming hazardous materials laws in two cities are unfair.
Tags: Regulations, New York City, PHMSA, City of Pittsburgh, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Safety & Compliance, Hazmat
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