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DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic
DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

November 10, 2017
The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT...

DOT Report Rounds Up Truck Parking Solutions
DOT Report Rounds Up Truck Parking Solutions

July 10, 2017
A report on the first year’s activities of the public-private National Coalition on Truck Parking presents suggestions from trucking stakeholders from...

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape
DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

June 9, 2017
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often...

DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort
DOT Formalizes Regulatory Reform Effort

May 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as DOT’s Regulatory Reform Officer and chairman of the...

Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules
Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

April 13, 2017
A proxy war of words over how the Trump administration should approach existing and proposed truck-safety rules has erupted among some trucking and...

Chao Pitches Private Infrastructure Investment in Confirmation Hearing
Chao Pitches Private Infrastructure Investment in Confirmation Hearing

January 11, 2017
During her Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, Elaine Chao unequivocally signaled her willingness to cooperate with Congress to enact the...

DOT: Lack of Data Argues Against Truck Size/Weight Changes
DOT: Lack of Data Argues Against Truck Size/Weight Changes

June 8, 2015
The Department of Transportation has declared that “data limitations” uncovered by its research on the impact of increasing truck size and weight limits...

DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices
DOT to Audit FMCSA High-Risk Investigative Practices

May 6, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General has announced it will audit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s investigative...