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DOT to provide $1.6B for road, bridge repairs

Money will be available to states and territories to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters.

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Stiff wind to pay the toll: The 2011 Channel 19 year in review

What better way to start the new year than with a look back on the previous? I did it last year, after all, so let's make it a tradition, how bout? The Chinese Year of the Rabbit saw all manner of issues hopping in and out of the national on-highway spotlight, bookended by a proposed hours-of-service rule and its ultimate issuance, slightly reducing potential weekly work hours. Bound up in the discussion was, as any regular ...

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New FMCSA rule cuts drivers’ weekly hours

The long-awaited revision requires two early morning four-hour rest periods with the 34-hour restart, and does not change the 11-hour driving limit.

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Final hours rule ready

The White House Office of Management and Budget has finished reviewing the final rule for truck drivers’ hours of service.

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Senate bill mandates EOBRs

Measure would give the federal transportation department authority to assess driver safety fitness.

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Third Mexican carrier completes preliminary audit

FMCSA has granted operating authority to one of three Mexico-based carriers that cleared Pre-Authority Screening Audits.

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TransCore freight index up in October

North American Freight Index climbed 39 percent last month compared with October 2010.

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Medical certificate changes begin Jan. 30

A new law affecting medical certificates for CDL holders will begin implementation Jan. 30 and be phased in through 2014.

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White House reviews hours rule

FMCSA on Oct. 28 announced it would not be able to publish the rule by that day's deadline. The deadline was extended to Nov. 28.

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First Mexican truck crosses border

Mexico had approved three U.S. carriers to deliver beyond its border by Oct. 21, when the first Mexican carrier crossed into Laredo, Texas.

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