Federal Highway Administration

DOT gives road repair funds

Agency made $1 million immediately available to Minnesota to repair roads and bridges.

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Agency changes bridge inspection plan

The new approach allows FHWA to more clearly and easily identify bridge issues in each state.

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Street-sign replacement program put on hold for 45-day comment period

Federally mandated changes to the design of local/state governments' corner road signs -- requiring mixed capital/lower-case type treatment with more reflective lettering, in effect a complete overhaul of existing signs the nation over by 2018 -- have been in the spotlight over the last couple days as a prime example of a wasteful culture in action. "The federal government says THIS is harder to read than This," ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl wrote yesterday. "Got that?  ...

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Agency opposes court-imposed hours rules deadline

FMCSA says court should not impose a deadline on issuing a regulation for supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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Agency offers $2M for technology reviews

The $2 million from the Highways for LIFE Technology Partnerships Program will fund up to eight performance evaluations.

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Overlooked niches

Advanced handling. Extra-heavy labor. Elaborate LTL logistics. Special hauls often require moreof an owner-operator than ordinary loads, but the financial rewards compensate well.

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Tunnel comments sought

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a new rule to establish standards for federal tunnel inspections.

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Hourly driver pay remains rare

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill recommended researching hourly pay’s effect on trucker safety at a recent Senate hearing.

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Highway agency creates online traffic-tracking tool

The Federal Highway Administration system identifies traffic chokepoints using data from thousands of trucks.

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Project starts on I-95 toll plaza

An estimated $45 million in construction will be on the toll plaza near the Delaware/Maryland state line.

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