U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Program to shift cargo from highway to water

| April 13, 2010

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 ...

Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

| April 13, 2010

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 ...

Iowa bans texting while driving

| April 07, 2010

Iowa became the 21st state to ban texting April 2 when Gov. Chet Culver signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in the state.

Sample texting bill unveiled

| February 24, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood  Feb. 22 unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel.   The sample state law, prepared by the ...

DOT prohibits driver texting immediately

| January 27, 2010

The U.S Department of Transportation Jan. 26 announced it is immediately prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages while operating commercial vehicles. Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be ...

Pennsylvania’s I-80 tolling foes continue fight

Jill Dunn | January 25, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently said a decision on the state’s application to toll would be reached soon.

Pulse: Eye catching

By Max Heine | September 01, 2009

Texting made the crash risk 23.2 times as high as non-distracted driving for truckers. One irritant for professional drivers is being treated like some air-headed teenager with a new driver’s license. After all, you’ve been trained ...

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