The DOT is giving Alabama, Oregon and South Carolina money to help cover costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by disasters.
A ruling was issued Wednesday banning commercial truckers from using handheld phones while driving.
Transportation secretary said "comprehensive and up-to-date data and analysis to the issue of driver fatigue and allowable hours of service" backs proposal.
Transportation secretary said comprehensive data and analysis on driver fatigue supports proposed changes.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he would not continue in that post if President Obama is re-elected for a second term.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood offered Congress and Mexico an initial concept for a long haul cross-border Mexican trucking program.
Washington state farmers urged transportation secretary to advance a cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
78 members of Congress complained to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk about "unsafe" Mexican trucks.
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