DOT

Nominee for DOT head set for Senate committee hearing

The Senate's Committee on Commerce will be questioning Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Wednesday, May 22, as part of the preliminary stages of the required Senate confirmation

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Managing the monster known as CSA

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

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Obama nominates Charlotte mayor as DOT leader

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been pegged as outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood's replacement as the head of the Department of Transportation.

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More hours flexibility would improve safety

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

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Leading candidate emerges for DOT secretary spot

Deborah Hersman — the director of the National Transportation Safety Board — is the leading candidate to replace LaHood, say sources close to the situation.

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DOT studying truck parking, size and weight limits

The U.S. Department of Transportation is researching truck size and weights and will soon begin studying availability of truck parking by state.

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‘Shipping Wars’ season 3 features refused load, Evel Knievel truck

"Either it's legal, safe and compliant or I'm not going to do it." --owner-operator Marc Springer, who refused a load he'd won the bid on during filming of Shipping Wars' third season.

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Hawk to DOT: “Point me to the nearest roadkill?”

What happens when a bird of prey tries to communicate with a DOT traffic camera? It makes for good humor on Twitter.

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New independents, be forewarned

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

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