Tags: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Jun 05, 2014

Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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Some DOT operations suspended with government shutdown

Oct 01, 2013

Some DOT operations suspended with government shutdown

Some U.S. Department of Transportation operations have been suspended due to the federal government shutdown that began at 12:01 a.m. today, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The majority of the activities suspended cannot remain in operation ...

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Idaho, Alaska legislatures ban handheld texting while driving

Apr 23, 2012

While truckers nationwide already are prohibited from texting while driving, Idaho has become the 37th state to bar all motorists from doing so, and similar legislation awaits Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’s signature. On April 5, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed the ...

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Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all drivers

Dec 14, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Dec. 13 recommended banning all U.S. drivers from using mobile phones or sending text messages – even with headsets or portable speakers – to prevent distracted-driving crashes. Systems built into cars and ...

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Senate passes transportation bill funding motor carrier safety grants

Nov 03, 2011

The U.S. Senate Nov. 1 passed a transportation appropriations bill that funds motor carrier state safety grants at a slightly higher level than the House version of the bill that has not yet been scheduled for a vote on the ...

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