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Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

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Ghosts of violations past

For owner-operator purposes, CSA 2010 started three years ago. That’s how far back your violations are taken into account.

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Street-sign replacement program put on hold for 45-day comment period

Federally mandated changes to the design of local/state governments' corner road signs -- requiring mixed capital/lower-case type treatment with more reflective lettering, in effect a complete overhaul of existing signs the nation over by 2018 -- have been in the spotlight over the last couple days as a prime example of a wasteful culture in action. "The federal government says THIS is harder to read than This," ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl wrote yesterday. "Got that?  ...

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Groups’ lawsuit would block CSA 2010 carrier disclosure

At least three industry organizations are planning to file a lawsuit seeking to block or delay disclosure of certain data that could misrepresent carriers’ safety record.

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Banks added to small business lending list

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the addition of three new participating lenders in its Short Term Lending Program.

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Hours proposal timeline set

The White House Office of Management and Budget is expected to release proposed rulemaking on hours of service by Nov. 26.

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DOT launches distracted driving video online

Online video series explores the consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.

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‘Alcolocks’ coming to U.S. Class 8s?

In the area of emissions, the regs tend to roll from California to the rest of the country; in safety/in-cab technology, though, quite a lot has sailed west across the big Atlantic pond in recent years, from EOBRs to governors and more....

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Pennsylvania carriers must display DOT number

Pennsylvania carriers in intrastate commerce now must have a U.S. Department of Transportation number.

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DOT awards $600M for infrastructure projects

More than 40 capital construction projects and 33 planning projects in 40 states will share nearly $600 million.

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