U.S. Department of Transportation

Louisiana beefs up texting ban

| June 18, 2010

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed law enforcement officials to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were pulled over for another offense.

Kansas enacts primary seatbelt law

| June 11, 2010

The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Kansas enacts seatbelt law

| June 11, 2010

The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Freight index up 0.3% in April

| June 10, 2010

Freight TSI index has risen 4.9 percent over the last 11 months, after declining 15.3 percent in the previous 10 months.

LaHood responds to ATA letter

Jill Dunn | June 05, 2010

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

NAFTA trade surges in March

| June 01, 2010

The increase is the largest year-over-year rise on record but freight value in March remained 1.2 percent less than two years earlier.

CSA 2010 – your bittersweet change agent

| May 27, 2010

I’ve yet to speak to anyone in trucking who’s overjoyed about Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. After all, a much more meticulous safety mindset will be required to avoid getting caught on the radar of this ...

Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

| May 21, 2010

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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