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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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Crackdown on drivers using cell phones

Pilot programs in Hartford and Syracuse will test whether increased law enforcement can get drivers to reduce cell phone use.

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DOT program to shift cargo to water from highways

Aim is to bypass congested roads around busy ports and reduce greenhouse gases.

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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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