U.S. DOT

DOT adding four opioids to drug testing panel for truckers

New drugs that drivers will be tested for include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone. The drugs are usually taken as pills. According to the CDC, opioid abuse has seen a dramatic increase in recent years.

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Agency orders shutdown of two carriers, one driver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Oak Park, Mich.-based Highway Star Inc., one of its drivers, and Atlanta-based General Trucking Inc. to immediately cease operations.

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DOT eliminates traffic sign replacement deadlines

The U.S. DOT said it's doing away with 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide local governments with more flexibility.

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DOT names five federal credit assistance program projects

DOT will use its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program to help finance five highway projects.

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