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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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DOT seeks comment on transportation plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment to help finalize a new strategic plan.

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Wisconsin to ban texting

Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.

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$48.8B in highway funds ready

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.

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Nebraska latest state to ban texting

Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, carrying a $200 fine.

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DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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