U.S. Department of Transportation

White House clears EOBR rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to publish the electronic onboard recorder rule.

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NAFTA surface transportation trade falls in 2009

The 23.3 percent decline was the largest year-to-year decline for the 15 years covered by these data.

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Pressure grows to resolve Mexico border issue

Congressional leaders and trade groups are pushing federal leaders to resolve the cross-border trucking program with Mexico.

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Wyoming enacts texting ban

In 2009, more than 200 distracted driving bills were considered by state legislatures.

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Traffic fatality rate hits record low

The number of traffic fatalities for 2009 is projected to reach the lowest level in 55 years.

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Traffic death rate drops to record low

The number of traffic fatalities for 2009 are projected to reach the lowest level since 1954.

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Freight index rose 0.4% in January

The Freight TSI index has increased in six of the past eight months.

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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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Channel 19

Choking on food while driving, invalid fishing licenses and a contestant with a record are among the oddities discussed.

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Pulse

Safety restrictions that are prudent for professional drivers should also be prudent for amateurs.

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