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U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

Staff Report - Feb 18, 2013

U.S. DOT establishes ‘National Freight Network’

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) publicly announced on Feb. 14 that it established a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system. “Our freight system is the lifeblood of the American economy,” said ...

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GUEST BLOG POST: The Time is NOW – Fighting for the Future of Roadway Safety

Better Roads Staff - Feb 15, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST: The Time is NOW – Fighting for the Future of Roadway Safety

by Scott F. Belcher, president and CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America As we count down to the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITSA) Annual Meeting to be held in Nashville this April, there’s never been a more critical time for ...

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U.S. DOT launches initiative to prevent employee fatigue, increase safety on U.S. railways

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule on Aug.12 limiting the number of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. The new Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulation will reduce risk ...

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Volvo Trucks backs Obama on environmental endeavors

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2010

Denny Slagle, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, participated in an event at the White House today during which President Obama signed a presidential memorandum aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the fuel efficiency of medium- ...

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EPA, DOT set federal standards on fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions for cars, light trucks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 07, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have jointly established new federal rules that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas emissions standards and will significantly increase the fuel economy of all new passenger cars ...

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