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FMCSA adjusts recorder mandate

FMCSA's rule requires onboard recorders for carriers shown in a single audit to be in serious hours-of-service noncompliance.

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Safety belt use grows

New data show 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers now are using their safety belts.

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White House reviews cell phone use rule

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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White House clears EOBR rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to publish the electronic onboard recorder rule.

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NAFTA surface transportation trade falls in 2009

The 23.3 percent decline was the largest year-to-year decline for the 15 years covered by these data.

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Pressure grows to resolve Mexico border issue

Congressional leaders and trade groups are pushing federal leaders to resolve the cross-border trucking program with Mexico.

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Wyoming enacts texting ban

In 2009, more than 200 distracted driving bills were considered by state legislatures.

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Traffic death rate drops to record low

The number of traffic fatalities for 2009 are projected to reach the lowest level since 1954.

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Freight index rose 0.4% in January

The Freight TSI index has increased in six of the past eight months.

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Trucking jobs fall in February

The for-hire trucking industry lost 4,300 jobs in February, and the industry lost jobs in January rather than gained them.

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