U.S. Department of Transportation

DOT awards university grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $18.7 million in grants to 11 University Transportation Centers.

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Fatal crash causes reported

Analysis of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System database shows single-vehicle crash fatalities are the most prevalent.

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Editor to discuss pre-employment program

Todd Dills will discuss the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program Oct. 6.

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Electronic recorder bill introduced in Congress

Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act would mandate electronic on-board recorders for commercial vehicles.

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Exposed

A new program sheds intense light on driver crash and inspection records. For good drivers, safety equals bargaining power for pay.

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NAFTA trade declines 12% in July from June

Trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico in July increased 18.8 percent over July 2009.

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DOT awards university grants

Grants of more than $9.2 million will go to seven University Transportation Centers that are using new technologies and developing innovative approaches to improve transportation systems.

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Requests far exceed DOT grant funds

Nearly 1,000 construction grant applications for more than $19 billion far exceeded the $600 million available.

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Texting ban extends to hauling hazmat

The rule governing texting while transporting hazmat closed a loophole in the ban on truck and bus drivers.

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Distracted driving estimated at 16% of deaths

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

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