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Impact & Regulations

Driver Positive Drug Tests Up Nearly 13% in August

September 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The number of positive driver drug tests through August increased by nearly 13%, when compared with a year ago, according to a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse summary report. Not only were there increases in […]


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Cueller announces $7 million in federal funding for Laredo airport

September 21, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (R-TX) announced Laredo International Airport will receive more than $7 million in federal funding for airport expansions and upgrades. The $7,222,563 funding comes from several different pots of COVID-19 funding, including more than $1.4 million from […]


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DOT hands out first Regional Infrastructure Accelerators grant

September 21, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded the first grants under the new Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (RIA) program to five transportation projects. The grants total $5 million. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act created the program, and it is […]


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FAA awards grants for technologies to reduce emissions

September 15, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded six private companies more than $100 million through the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program to develop technologies that reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. CLEEN is a public-private partnership that […]


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U.S. DOT announces recipients of Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program funding

September 15, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that it will offer $482.3 million in funding to 313 businesses as part of a jobs savings program created by the American Rescue Plan. The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program funds, offered to […]


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Road Deaths Surged in US Even as Driving Fell in First Quarter

September 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Traffic fatalities grew 10.5% in the first three months of the year even as overall driving declined, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which cited speeding and other risky behaviors that emerged when the pandemic reduced the number […]


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EPA Rebuffed Warnings Auto Emissions Plan Was Too Weak

August 25, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

White House and other administration officials told the Environmental Protection Agency that its industry-backed plan for tightening auto emissions limits was too lax, but the agency rebuffed those warnings and released the proposal with provisions that could lessen its bite. […]


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Federal panel urges Biden administration to attack driver shortage

August 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Supply chain experts advising the Biden administration want the U.S. Department of Commerce to lead a multiagency effort to address a truck driver shortage they warn has “likely reached an all-time high.” The International Trade Administration’s Advisory Committee on Supply […]


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USDOT proposes improved fuel economy standards for cars, light trucks

August 9, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday that it would be proposing new fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks. Part of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 13990, the new fuel economy […]


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Safety panel: Government conflict on pay rules hurts driver retention

July 19, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A long-standing gap between how the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor view driver wages must be bridged before the trucking industry will have a shot at curing its chronic driver retention problem, according to a […]