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Apr

10

2014

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin named April, “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” To kick off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the Department of Transportation’s first-ever, national advertising campaign and law enforcement crackdown to combat distracted driving. As part of the effort, television, radio and digital advertisements using the phrase U Drive. U Text. U Pay. “This campaign puts distracted driving…

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Apr

03

2014

FMCSA Makes Med Card Retention Extension Official

FMCSA makes med card retention extension official: Drivers must carry paper copy until 2015 Drivers must continue to carry paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate until Jan. 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 10. Drivers still must comply with the rule’s requirement that they self-report their operating status and provide medical certification to their states. All states are handling the driver self-certifying differently, so drivers…

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Mar

29

2014

TDOT SmartWay Mobile App

Avoid trouble on Tennessee highways! Monitor traffic speeds, save any TDOT camera as a Favorite, and receive incident notifications for your route by simply dropping pins to customize it and save. The free TDOT SmartWay Mobile App will help you find your fastest routes to home and work with these features: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/mobile/ See traffic speeds on Tennessee interstates Get alerts customized to your county and preferred routes Set…

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Mar

11

2014

FMCSA Field-Testing Wireless Roadside Inspection System

FMCSA Field-Testing Wireless Roadside Inspection System You’re driving down the road and approaching a truck weigh/inspec­tion station. An amber light blinks on the dash, advising that your driver and vehicle credentials, vehicle condition and trip information are being gathered and transmitted to the inspection station’s computers for analysis. A few moments later, the light blinks green. Dan Murray, vice president of research at the American Transpor­tation Research…

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