Friday, January 19, 2018
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Maryland lawmaker named deputy administrator of FMCSA

Maryland lawmaker named deputy administrator of FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Maryland state legislator Bill Bronrott is joining the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as deputy administrator, he announced Thursday.

Pennsylvania police sweep pulls 101 trucks from service

Pennsylvania police sweep pulls 101 trucks from service

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police issued more than 1,000 traffic citations and took 101 trucks out of service in a one-day commercial truck enforcement effort last month.

‘Phone in one hand, ticket in the other’ campaign to curb distracted driving announced

‘Phone in one hand, ticket in the other’ campaign to curb distracted driving announced

WASHINGTON — As part of its continuing effort to combat distracted driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is kicking off pilot programs in Hartford, Conn., and Syracuse, N.Y., to test whether increased law enforcement efforts can get distracted drivers to put down their cell phones and focus on the road.

DOT launches ‘marine highways’ program

DOT launches ‘marine highways’ program

WASHINGTON — A new federal government initiative to shift freight off of the highways and onto on the water was unveiled Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Utah launches clean trucking initiative, funds APUs

Utah launches clean trucking initiative, funds APUs

SALT LAKE CITY — State and federal grants will help 15 trucking businesses in Utah install devices meant to reduce idling and cut pollution

Alabama House panel OKs $1B road construction plan

Alabama House panel OKs $1B road construction plan

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An ambitious plan to pump $1 billion over 10 years into building new roads and bridges and repairing old ones moved a step closer to passing the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday.

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