Requests far exceed DOT grant funds

| September 24, 2010

Nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion far exceeded the $600 million available.

Time extended to use new alcohol test form

Jill Dunn | August 17, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation has extended the deadline to begin using updated Alcohol Testing Forms to Jan. 1.

DOT posts rule on drug tests

Jill Dunn | August 17, 2010

Procedures involve testing for Ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine and heroin.

Water cargo projects named

Jill Dunn | August 13, 2010

In 2007, Congress mandated a program to better use waterways to decrease highway congestion and emissions.

DOT freight index up in June

| August 11, 2010

Freight transportation services index increased 4.1 percent in June from a year earlier.

Original ‘Vince and Larry’ crash test dummies donated to Smithsonian

| August 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation last month donated a number of “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes and related auto safety items to the Smithsonian Institution. You probably remember the PSAs from the 1980s, such ...

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

| July 22, 2010

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 ...

Hours rule proposal advanced

Jill Dunn | July 12, 2010

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

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