Ray LaHood

LaHood responds to ATA letter

The June 3 letter responded to an ATA letter in which the ATA said the DOT appeared to disproportionately support non-truck transport.

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Cross-border trucking proposal coming

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood said a cross-border trucking program plan with Mexico would be announced “closer than soon.”

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A modest proposal for hours flexibility: ‘Gold Card drivers’

Trucker/marathoner/blogger Jeff Clark offers a well-thought-out idea for hours-of-service flexibility, giving the stellar, safe drivers out there a new name and the freedom to use their status to run how they please: "Gold card drivers" are "drivers who do not get into accidents," he says. "They don’t get moving violations. They don’t get out-of-service violations, and they do not do drugs. These drivers deserve to be recognized. They also have a lot to teach new ...

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Mexico, U.S. meet on transportation issues

Transportation officials discussed a broad range of issues, including the next steps of the cross-border trucking program.

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LogBook

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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Sample texting bill unveiled

The sample state law would authorize law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation to drivers who are texting while driving.

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DOT makes transit awards

Recovery Act awards were made to fund 51 innovative transportation projects.

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Pennsylvania’s I-80 tolling foes continue fight

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently said a decision on the state’s application to toll would be reached soon.

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