Friday, January 19, 2018
The Nation
FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro applauds female drivers during salute at MATS

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro applauds female drivers during salute at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro Saturday applauded, literally, the thousands of female professional drivers in the U.S. who she said “have been unrecognized far too long.” She made the comments here during a salute to women truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

ATA speakers encourage FMCSA to make HOS rules flexible

ATA speakers encourage FMCSA to make HOS rules flexible

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Representatives of affiliates and member companies of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Friday that the latest safety figures help to show the effectiveness of the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules. These representatives also told FMCSA that the rules can be improved with flexibility in the sleeper berth provision.

FMCSA hears about need for flexible HOS and bad roads at MATS

FMCSA hears about need for flexible HOS and bad roads at MATS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro Friday got an earful at the Mid-America Trucking Show here during hearings on possible changes to the Hours of Service.

Scientists look to tobacco as a potential biofuel

Scientists look to tobacco as a potential biofuel

RICHMOND, Va. — Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve the nation's energy crisis, by genetically modifying the tobacco leaf for use as a biofuel.

Secretary LaHood: Washington becomes the 21st state to pass texting ban

Secretary LaHood: Washington becomes the 21st state to pass texting ban

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today commended Governor Christine Gregoire for signing a law that makes Washington the 21st state to enact a ban prohibiting drivers from talking or texting on a cell-phone without a hands-free device. This new law allows law enforcement officials to pull over and ticket drivers caught committing this offense in Washington.

Tractor-trailer hits van in Kentucky, 11 die including truck driver

Tractor-trailer hits van in Kentucky, 11 die including truck driver

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. — A truck crossed a Kentucky interstate median and slammed head-on into a Mennonite church van headed to a wedding, killing 11 people, state police said Friday.

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