U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. will pay for EOBR on Mexican trucks

The EOBR with GPS will aid in monitoring Mexican carriers, but the agency must consistently monitor these EOBR devices, the agency said.

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Congress extends transportation funds

Extension will fund infrastructure and safety programs through September.

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Transport equipment a big part of factory growth

In ISM indices that measure growth in manufacturing and manufacturing employment, “transportation equipment” was the third fastest growing segment in February.

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March 22: CSA – What it means to you

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s recently launched Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects all carriers and drivers in day-to-day operations and impacts hiring, training and retention practices. Join us Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. (CDT) for a free, one-hour webinar featuring Major Mark Savage, a Colorado State Patrol officer and a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and FMCSA Senior Transportation Specialist Bryan Price. This presentation is part of the “How to Become an Owner-Operator” series brought ...

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Detention time study, compensation bill filed

The legislation would require shippers and receivers to pay a fee for detention of drivers beyond the time established by USDOT.

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Budget includes $129B for transportation

More than 55 separate highway programs would be streamlined into five core programs to eliminate overlap.

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Keeping up with hours of service

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

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Surface transportation trade dips in November

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 15.5 percent in November over November 2009.

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DOT reaffirms distracted driving focus

Safeway says its 1,525 truck drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

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Cross-border trucking with Mexico, again

Tell us what you think the proposal for a new cross-border trucking program with Mexico would mean for owner-operators.

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