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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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Freight index fell 0.6% in August

The Freight TSI has risen 4.4 percent over the last 15 months, after declining 15.3 percent in the previous 10 months.

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DOT awards university grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $18.7 million in grants to 11 University Transportation Centers.

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