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DOT releases ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

DOT offers a strategy to address the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel to reduce risks of distracted driving.

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GAO wants stronger oversight of highway partnerships

Federal Highway Administration partnerships with state transportation offices can pose risks, GAO says.

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Bogan case: More reasons to choose a carrier carefully

The Bogan case may be best viewed in the context of tried-and-true advice: be smart and choosy about who you run for. You never know when you may need the boss to go to bat for you rather than hanging you out to dry by being forced out of business.

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FMCSA extends public CSA comment period to July 30

FMCSA has extended its public comment period 60 days.

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The drones keep coming — for your freight?

Apologies for a post-less Tuesday, which regular Channel 19 readers no doubt noticed. I had a mini-vacation with friends and family -- hearing news of the SpaceX launch in the auto on the way home to Nashville, I couldn't help but think of owner-operator blogger Phil Madsen's greatest post of all time, which in my view may well have been this one. In it, Madsen imagines a nighmarish future of airborne DOT drones policing all manner ...

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Ferro: Agency will propose EOBR rule

Electronic onboard recorder proposal expected in late 2012 or early 2013.

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Proposed rule would mandate stability system

The DOT has proposed a federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control systems on large commercial trucks.

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DOT eliminates traffic sign replacement deadlines

The U.S. DOT said it's doing away with 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide local governments with more flexibility.

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DOT gives states $20M for natural disaster repair

The DOT is giving Alabama, Oregon and South Carolina money to help cover costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by disasters.

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DOT names five federal credit assistance program projects

DOT will use its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program to help finance five highway projects.

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