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FMCSA Awards $77.3M in Grants for CMV Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency in the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), recently announced the awarding of grants to states and educational institutions totaling $77.3 million in order to improve …

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Missouri Truck Driver Declared Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), recently ruled that Missouri truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard was an imminent hazard to public safety (FMCSA Declares …

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USDOT Announces ROUTES Initiative for Rural Transportation Needs

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently announced an important new initiative in support of the transportation needs of rural America (U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Major New Initiative to Support …

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FMCSA’s Safety Tips for Passenger Vehicle Drivers

Safety is the responsibility of everyone on our roadways – passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed a national safety campaign called Our Roads, Our …

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NHTSA Publishes Back to School Safety Tips

With students heading back to school this fall, children and buses will once again fill the roads. In support of its mission to “save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic …

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NHTSA: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced the 2019 version of its annual national impaired-driving high-visibility enforcement campaign (NHTSA Advises Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over). The NHTSA joined Mothers Against …

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Safety Tips for National Heatstroke Prevention Day

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) recently encouraged Americans to learn how to prevent pediatric vehicular heatstroke as part of National Heatstroke Prevention Day on July 31, 2019 …

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FEMA’s Driving Tips for Summer Flooding

With the massive flooding that has occurred throughout much of the United States this summer, it is a good time to learn how to safely navigate floodwaters in a motor vehicle. The Public Affairs Office …

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FRA Releases Positive Train Control Report

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently released a status update on the progress reported by railroads toward full implementation of positive train control (PTC) systems as mandated by Congress (FRA Publishes Railroads’ First Quarter 2019 …

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FRA Blames Driver in School Bus-Train Accident

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently posted an Accident Detail Report identifying the cause of the January 25, 2019, crash involving a Union Pacific train and an Athens, Texas, school bus as highway user inattentiveness (UPDATE: …

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