DOT

The drones keep coming — for your freight?

Apologies for a post-less Tuesday, which regular Channel 19 readers no doubt noticed. I had a mini-vacation with friends and family -- hearing news of the SpaceX launch in the auto on the way home to Nashville, I couldn't help but think of owner-operator blogger Phil Madsen's greatest post of all time, which in my view may well have been this one. In it, Madsen imagines a nighmarish future of airborne DOT drones policing all manner ...

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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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Proposed rule would mandate stability system

The DOT has proposed a federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control systems on large commercial trucks.

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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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DOT names five federal credit assistance program projects

DOT will use its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program to help finance five highway projects.

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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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DOT warns of fake letters

A fake letter, claiming to be from the DOT, asks motor carriers for banking information.

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VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

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DOT pegs annual road spending at $101B

Report points to a sizeable gap between current spending and projected levels of investment needed to maintain the nation’s highways.

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