U.S. Department of Transportation

Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

| March 02, 2011

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

March 22: CSA – What it means to you

| February 18, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s recently launched Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects all carriers and drivers in day-to-day operations and impacts hiring, training and retention practices. Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. (CDT) for a ...

Detention time study, compensation bill filed

| February 17, 2011

The legislation would require shippers and receivers to pay a fee for detention of drivers beyond the time established by USDOT.

Budget includes $129B for transportation

| February 15, 2011

More than 55 separate highway programs would be streamlined into five core programs to eliminate overlap.

Keeping up with hours of service

| February 10, 2011

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

Surface transportation trade dips in November

| February 01, 2011

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 15.5 percent in November over November 2009.

DOT reaffirms distracted driving focus

| January 21, 2011

Safeway says its 1,525 truck drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

Cross-border trucking with Mexico, again

| January 20, 2011

Tell us what you think the proposal for a new cross-border trucking program with Mexico would mean for owner-operators.

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