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Suvey says DOT’s happy, how ’bout you?

We couldn't help but chuckle here at Overdrive HQ when we saw a particular press release blast from the U.S. Department of Transportation's halls a couple weeks back now. Its title, "Latest Survey Shows DOT Employee Satisfaction on the Rise," read to our trucking ears like a piece of news full of all manner of comic, satirical potential, given the daily discontent we hear from the trucking public about the department's continual mucking up/messing with the ...

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Hours rule proposal advanced

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its proposed hours-of-service rule to the Secretary of Transportation.

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Dentistry: latest in driving distractions

It's been texting for a couple years now, after it was CBs and Qualcomm units and cell phones, and now DOT is reportedly eyeing other in-cab distractions for potential regulation beginning later this year. Then there was that rash of ugly outcomes after haulers either choked on or were otherwise distracted by food -- oh a-and there were those reports of on-highway sexual acts, too -- and now, according to this story on the Canadian news site ...

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$1.465B OKd for Dallas road

The amount represents the second-largest loan in DOT's Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program.

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DOT adds $6M for truck parking on interstates

The agency added $6 million to help address parking shortage for commercial trucks on five U.S. interstates.

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LaHood responds to ATA letter

The June 3 letter responded to an ATA letter in which the ATA said the DOT appeared to disproportionately support non-truck transport.

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Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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Freight index rose in March

The March Freight TSI gained 2.6 percent from March 2009, the first year-to-year increase in the freight index since July 2008.

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Cross-border trucking proposal coming

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood said a cross-border trucking program plan with Mexico would be announced “closer than soon.”

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DOT seeks comment on transportation plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment to help finalize a new strategic plan that returns the focus of transportation decisions to the people who use the transportation systems and their communities. The plan, “Transportation for a New Generation,” helps set the priorities of the department and offers a blueprint for providing the traveling public with safe, convenient, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation choices for the 21st century. “In opening our strategic plan for the ...

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