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The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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Idaho to increase patrols

Idaho law enforcement agencies are mounting high-visibility driving enforcement patrols through Nov. 14.

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Agencies eye national heavy truck fuel standards

Federal agencies announced fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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Distracted driving estimated at 16% of deaths

Study found proportion of fatalities associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent to 16 percent between 2005 and 2009.

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Distracted driving meeting agenda set

DOT event will gather transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement officials and industry representatives.

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Wire for safety

A new generation of electronic safety controls can prevent accidents and reduce liability concerns.

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Louisiana beefs up ban on texting while driving

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed police to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were stopped for another offense.

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Agency to analyze impact of heavy truck emissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.

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Kansas enacts seatbelt law

The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Georgia to ban texting

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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