U.S. Department of Transportation

DOT updates timetable for key rules

A final rule is expected Feb. 28 for CDL testing and Commercial Learner's Permit standards, a year later than scheduled.

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Freight index fell 0.3% in November

Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported the Freight TSI has increased in 14 of the last 18 months.

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Cross-border Mexican trucking plan unveiled

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered Congress and Mexico an initial concept for a long haul cross-border Mexican trucking program.

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NAFTA trade rises

Surface trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico in October increased 14.9 percent over a year earlier.

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December: Renamed CSA goes nationwide

The new federal safety program you’ve been hearing about all year expanded to all 50 states this week.

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Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

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Freight index increases in October

October’s Freight Transportation Services Index increased 0.2 percent from September, rising for a second straight month.

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Ghosts of violations past

For owner-operator purposes, CSA 2010 started three years ago. That’s how far back your violations are taken into account.

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NAFTA trade up 19% in September

The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico remained 4.8 percent below September 2008.

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Banks added to small business lending list

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the addition of three new participating lenders in its Short Term Lending Program.

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