U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

DOT gives states $20M for natural disaster repair

The DOT is giving Alabama, Oregon and South Carolina money to help cover costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by disasters.

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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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ATA rebuts LaHood on hours proposal research

Transportation secretary said "comprehensive and up-to-date data and analysis to the issue of driver fatigue and allowable hours of service" backs proposal.

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ATA rebuts LaHood on hours proposal research

Transportation secretary said comprehensive data and analysis on driver fatigue supports proposed changes.

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LaHood won’t return for second term

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he would not continue in that post if President Obama is re-elected for a second term.

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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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Farmers meet with LaHood over Mexican tariffs

Washington state farmers urged transportation secretary to advance a cross-border trucking program with Mexico.

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Letter: Rework NAFTA on Mexican trucking

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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Program to shift cargo from highway to water

The U.S. Department of Transportation April 7 unveiled an initiative to move more cargo on the water rather than on U.S. highways. Under the “America’s Marine Highway” program, DOT’s Maritime Administration will help identify rivers and coastal routes that could carry cargo efficiently, bypassing congested roads around busy ports and reducing greenhouse gases. “For too long, we’ve overlooked the economic and environmental benefits that our waterways and domestic seaports offer as a means of moving freight in this ...

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

In an April 9 letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a truck dealers group and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced opposition to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. Senate Bill 1733, “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” would transfer the authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency when determining fuel economy rules ...

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