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Tempest Arises from Review of Size and Weight Study
Tempest Arises from Review of Size and Weight Study

April 9, 2014
A preliminary review by the Transportation Research Board indicates possible weaknesses in the Department of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and...

Carriers May Use Informal Hearings to Contest FMCSA Penalties
Carriers May Use Informal Hearings to Contest FMCSA Penalties

April 7, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is again offering carriers the option of using an informal hearing to contest penalties for violations of...

Hazmat Carriers Seek Improvements in Regulations

April 3, 2014
Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for...

GAO to Analyze Hours of Service Studies
GAO to Analyze Hours of Service Studies

April 2, 2014
Transportation leaders in the House are asking the Government Accountability Office to review two studies used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

ELD Proposal Open for Comments

March 27, 2014
The clock has started for comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate. The proposal will be published in...

State, Local Officials Call for Highway Funding
State, Local Officials Call for Highway Funding

March 27, 2014
The hearing rooms change but the theme remains the same: Congress must find a way to restore the Highway Trust Fund so it can support a robust, long-term...

FMCSA Field-Testing Wireless Roadside Inspection System
FMCSA Field-Testing Wireless Roadside Inspection System

March 25, 2014
Safety regulators envision a time when they can automatically collect the information they need about trucks, drivers and carriers as the truck goes about...

With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill
With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill

March 17, 2014
Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the...

Electronic Log Proposal Takes on Long-Standing Issues
Electronic Log Proposal Takes on Long-Standing Issues

March 13, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic log mandate, unveiled Thursday, takes on a broad range of issues that have dogged the...

Highway Funding Trajectory Worsening, DOT Warns
Highway Funding Trajectory Worsening, DOT Warns

March 12, 2014
The Department of Transportation is worried that states will start slowing their highway and transit programs even before this summer when the Highway Trust...