The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.
The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.
The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.
Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.
Texting while driving is a secondary offense that allows law enforcement officials to ticket drivers if they are pulled over for another offense.
Iowa became the 21st state to ban texting April 2 when Gov. Chet Culver signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in the state.
The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.
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