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DOT overwhelmed by TIGER grant requests

DOT says the dollar amount requested in grant applications far exceeds the amount set aside for the program.

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DOT warns of fake letters

A fake letter, claiming to be from the DOT, asks motor carriers for banking information.

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VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

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DOT pegs annual road spending at $101B

Report points to a sizeable gap between current spending and projected levels of investment needed to maintain the nation’s highways.

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What you may not know about the EOBR bill

Since I reported on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's attempts to gain new regulatory authority over interstate drivers relative to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program's now-internal Driver Safety Measurement System last summer, new wrinkles have emerged in Senate bill S.1950. This bill caused an uproar over the fact that it would, among other things, mandate electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance for virtually all interstate carriers. But, as they say, the lead ...

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DOT awards research grants

Agency dispensed $77 million in grants to 22 University Transportation Centers to advance transportation research and education programs.

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Freight index up in November

Freight TSI rose 0.1 percent in November from October and 4.8 percent from a year earlier.

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DOT to provide $1.6B for road, bridge repairs

Money will be available to states and territories to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters.

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FMCSA’s hours rule justification includes, well, guess who…

You can imagine my surprise yesterday when, just as I'm perusing portions of the new hours rule's full text in preparation for a story or two I'm putting together for Truckers News and Overdrive, I get an email from a colleague making note of the fact that none other than my own reporting is sourced in part of the rule's justification. Sure enough, right there on the 13th page of the 55-page document, in response to ...

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Freight TSI dips in October

The index is 4 percent higher than in October 2010.

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