Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, carrying a $200 fine.
The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.
A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Pilot programs in Hartford and Syracuse will test whether increased law enforcement can get drivers to reduce cell phone use.
Aim is to bypass congested roads around busy ports and reduce greenhouse gases.
FMCSA's rule requires onboard recorders for carriers shown in a single audit to be in serious hours-of-service noncompliance.
New data show 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers now are using their safety belts.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has drafted a proposed regulation that would ban text messaging and restrict cell phone use.
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