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DOT Seeks Input on Congestion Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation asked private companies and governments to provide information on commercially available technologies that could be used to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the transportation system.

January 2, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

TTNews.com to Close for New Year’s Holiday

Transport Topics Online will be closed through Friday for the New Year’s holiday. Please check back on Monday, Jan. 5, for the latest trucking and freight transportation news.

December 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Final EOBR Rule Will Include Larger Mandate than Original Proposal, FMCSA’s Hill Says

WASHINGTON — John Hill, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said the agency’s final electronic onboard-recorders rule would include a larger mandate than the original proposal.

December 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

iTECH: Value of IT Managers Rises at Midsize Fleets

Recent innovations in information technology, such as the ability to harness the power of software applications over the Internet, are changing when and why trucking companies need on-site IT managers.

Susan L. Hodges | Contributing Writer
December 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Truck Tonnage Gains 3.3%

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truck tonnage in November jumped 3.3% from a year ago, according to American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index.

December 28, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Traffic Fall for Week

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Rail carload and intermodal traffic fell for the third week of December compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday.

December 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Mexican Trucks Program to Continue, FMCSA Says

Mexican trucks may continue to operate widely in the United States, under the Bush administration’s interpretation of a new transportation spending law, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

December 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Sets Rule for Brighter Highway Signs

A new federal rule will require highway signs with brighter reflection, the Federal Highway Administration said Thursday.

December 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Proposes New CDL Requirements

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

Commercial driver licenses applicants would be required to complete classroom and behind-the-wheel training from an accredited program, under a proposed new federal rule announced Wednesday.

December 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Old Trucks, Tires & Environment

Regarding your op-ed, “Dealing with California’s Reefer Rules," American Trucking Associations commends the efforts of the California Air Resources Board to conduct national outreach for the first time on its state regulation that will affect the nation’s refrigerated carriers.

December 26, 2007

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