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ATA Forecast: freight transportation poised for sustained recovery

ATA Forecast: freight transportation poised for sustained recovery

ARLINGTON, Va. — As the U.S. economy recovers from the worst post-war recession, freight transportation is poised for a sustained recovery as well, the American Trucking Associations reports in its newly released ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2021.

Report: Texting while driving increasing in Utah

Report: Texting while driving increasing in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — A state law banning texting while driving has done little to end the practice in Utah, where survey results released Wednesday show the number of adults who have acknowledged texting behind the wheel has only grown since the law took effect in July.

Kansas House OKs 10-year transportation plan

Kansas House OKs 10-year transportation plan

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators sent Gov. Mark Parkinson a 10-year, $8.2 billion package of highway, bridge and other transportation improvements on Tuesday, seeking to build on investments made in 1989 and a decade later.

FMCSA launches pre-employment screening program

FMCSA launches pre-employment screening program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched its Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), which allows commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process.

ARRA funds play key role in putting Americans to work, report stays

ARRA funds play key role in putting Americans to work, report stays

WASHINGTON — The transportation and infrastructure investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) have played a key role in putting Americans back to work, says a report issued May 5 by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Less than 6 hours sleep increases risk of premature death, study says

Less than 6 hours sleep increases risk of premature death, study says

LONDON – People who get less than six hours sleep per night have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to new research.

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