U.S. Department of Transportation

Crackdown on drivers using cell phones

Pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y., will test whether increased law enforcement can get distracted drivers to reduce cell phone use.

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DOT program to shift cargo to water from highways

Aim is to bypass congested roads around busy ports and reduce greenhouse gases.

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DOT program to boost water cargo

A consultant for FTR Associates said a great deal of freight could not be moved quickly to water transportation.

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CSA 2010 rollout partially delayed by a year

Full implementation of CSA 2010 will be delayed to 2011, says the American Trucking Associations.

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FMCSA proposes rule to ban texting by truckers

The proposal would impose sanctions on drivers and bar motor carriers from allowing their drivers to text while driving.

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FMCSA proposes rule to ban texting by truckers

The proposal would impose sanctions on drivers and bar motor carriers from allowing their drivers to text while driving.

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Hours of services changes: Sooner and later

If you have any doubt about whether the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are getting the message about needed flexibility in the hours of service revision, worry no longer. I attended part of the fifth hours of service public hearing last week in Louisville, Ky., and the calls for a more sensible approach to sleeper berth splits came through loud and clear from speaker after speaker. Whether those pleas result in wise action is another matter, ...

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Safety belt use grows

New data show 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers now are using their safety belts.

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White House reviews cell phone use rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation has drafted a proposed regulation that would ban text messaging and restrict cell phone use.

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White House reviews cell phone usage rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation has drafted a proposed regulation that would ban text messaging and restrict cell phone use.

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