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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...

Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT
Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT

November 29, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George...

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief
Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

January 31, 2017
As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

Washington Wrap-Up 2015
Washington Wrap-Up 2015

December 29, 2015
A lot of lobbying and politicking went on in Washington throughout 2015, but by year's end these were the five things that got done that most helped or will...

Truck Size/Weight Study Dinged by Outside Agency
Truck Size/Weight Study Dinged by Outside Agency

October 8, 2015
The Dept. of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study “lacks a consistent and complete quantitative summary of the alternative...

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...

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

September 7, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Sept. 7 that almost $800 million in inaugural FASTLANE federal grants has been awarded to 18...

Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology
Obama Aims to Invest $4B in Automated Vehicle Technology

January 14, 2016
The Obama administration wants to spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to fund pilot to projects aimed at accelerating the development of connected and...

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...

Chao Seen as Shoo-in for DOT Chief
Chao Seen as Shoo-in for DOT Chief

January 6, 2017
Of all those nominated to hold high government positions so far by President-elect Trump, Elaine Chao is the most likely to breeze through confirmation by...

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