U.S. Department of Transportation

Third Mexican carrier completes preliminary audit

FMCSA has granted operating authority to one of three Mexico-based carriers that cleared Pre-Authority Screening Audits.

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Ruling bans handheld phones for truckers Jan. 3

A ruling was issued Wednesday banning commercial truckers from using handheld phones while driving.

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Trade with Canada, Mexico up

Surface transportation trade among the three countries increased 13.8 percent in September over September 2010.

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Hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

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ATA challenges need for hours proposal

Association letter pointed to newly available data about the trucking industry’s safety performance in arguing against change.

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When burned-out lights glare

The top equipment-related violation is lighting, according to a “CSA: One Year Later” panel discussion at the Commercial Carrier Journal Fall Symposium in Phoenix.

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Freight index up in September

September’s Freight TSI was 4.3 percent higher than a year earlier.

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Coalition urges more tolls

U.S. Tolling Coalition says Congress should provide flexibility to states to add tolls to their interstate or federal highways.

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