WASHINGTON — Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Thursday told a Senate subcommittee than the Obama administration’s intention was to restart the Cross Border Demonstration Project with Mexico and that a new proposal would be presented to senators “very soon” and that it was even “very close.”
ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposal to prohibit commercial motor vehicle drivers from text messaging on handheld devices while driving, ATA said in comments filed this week in response to FMCSA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the April 1 Federal Register.
HOUSTON — Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood continued his assault on the use of cell phones while driving this week at the Intelligent Transportation Society’s annual convention here.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An Alabama truck driver was on his cell phone sending and receiving calls leading up to a crash that killed him and 10 other people in Kentucky in March, Kentucky State Police said in a report on the wreck.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Drivers caught sending or reading text messages while driving in Vermont beginning this summer likely will face a $100 fine for a first offense, and $250 for repeat offenses.