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Government, Business, Safety

TWIC Running Smoothly at U.S. Ports Despite Initial Glitches, Officials Say

After several initial delays and glitches, freight hauling and government officials say the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is moving along smoothly at U.S. ports, and they project additional security measures could be incorporated in coming years.

November 2, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

DOT to Rewrite HOS Rule After Groups Suspend Suit

The Department of Transportation last week said it will withdraw its controversial driver hours-of-service rule and write new regulations as part of a deal in which a coalition of advocacy groups agreed to suspend its federal lawsuit challenging the rule.

November 2, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Sets Safety Council

Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday the Department of Transportation was creating a safety council to address a “critical” safety issues facing DOT’s 10 modal agencies.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2009
Government, Business

Border Flow Needs Improvement, Trucking Official Testifies

Congress must find more ways to allow motor carriers considered a “low security” risk to pass more quickly through the 160 U.S. border checkpoints with Mexico and Canada, a trucking official said last week.

October 27, 2009
Government, Business

FMCSA Weighing Whether ID Requirements Are Burdensome

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comment on the practice by some state and local governments of requiring trucks to display decals or other kinds of identification.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2009
Government, Business

I-80 Bridge Repairs Could Mean Lane Closures at Iowa-Illinois Border Next Year

Iowa and Illinois will jointly tackle $10 million worth of repairs to the Interstate 80 Bridge that links the two states in the Quad City area along the Mississippi River

October 26, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

NTSB Urges Tougher Measures to Fight Drivers’ Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should identify commercial truck and bus drivers who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea, and require drivers diagnosed with the condition to prove they are being treated, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended last week.

October 26, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

U.S. Must Tackle Broad Transport Issues when Economy Recovers, Mendez Says

WASHINGTON — When the economy recovers and freight traffic begins to grow again, the nation needs to turn its attention to broader transportation issues that address everything from funding to livability, said Victor Mendez, newly appointed Federal Highway Administrator.

October 26, 2009
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Cracks Down on Drug, Alcohol Rule Violators

Safety investigators nabbed 77 commercial driver and 84 companies for failing to comply with federal drug and alcohol regulations, the Department of Transportation announced Friday.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Company Awarded FMCSA Contract to Screen Drivers

NIC Technologies LLC said Tuesday it has been awarded the contract to oversee the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pre-employment screening system for truck and bus drivers.

October 20, 2009

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