U.S. Department of Transportation

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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Fraudulent medical review officer sentenced

Michael R. Bennett of Workplace Compliance Inc. of Texas and North Carolina was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison.

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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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Deaths from large truck crashes drop

Fatalities of large truck occupants dropped from 682 in 2008 to 503 in 2009, a 26 percent decline.

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White House gets texting rule

U.S. Department of Transportation has submitted a final rulemaking that would ban text messaging while operating a commercial vehicle.

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DOT drug, alcohol sweep nets 109 drivers

During the two week sweep, FMCSA strike force investigators examined the drug and alcohol safety records of commercial drivers.

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White House gets heavy-duty truck fuel standards

Proposals cover fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles and work trucks.

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Time extended to use new alcohol test form

The U.S. Department of Transportation has extended the deadline to begin using updated Alcohol Testing Forms to Jan. 1.

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DOT posts rule on drug tests

Procedures involve testing for Ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine and heroin.

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Water cargo projects named

In 2007, Congress mandated a program to better use waterways to decrease highway congestion and emissions.

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