Department of Transportation

DOT releases ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

DOT offers a strategy to address the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel to reduce risks of distracted driving.

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Bogan case: More reasons to choose a carrier carefully

The Bogan case may be best viewed in the context of tried-and-true advice: be smart and choosy about who you run for. You never know when you may need the boss to go to bat for you rather than hanging you out to dry by being forced out of business.

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Ferro: Agency will propose EOBR rule

Electronic onboard recorder proposal expected in late 2012 or early 2013.

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DOT eliminates traffic sign replacement deadlines

The U.S. DOT said it's doing away with 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide local governments with more flexibility.

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DOT gives states $20M for natural disaster repair

The DOT is giving Alabama, Oregon and South Carolina money to help cover costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by disasters.

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National Registry rule finalized

Health-care professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck drivers must be DOT-certified.

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Federal freight index saw small gain in February

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February, according to DOT numbers.

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DOT shuts down J&A Transportation over violations

FMCSA says New Jersey-based J&A Transportation posed an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to close its operations.

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DOT overwhelmed by TIGER grant requests

DOT says the dollar amount requested in grant applications far exceeds the amount set aside for the program.

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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