The U.S. Senate passed a bill that will triple the maximum fines automakers pay for violations of motor-vehicle safety laws. The new $105 million cap was part of a six-year surface transport... Read more
The Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General, a government watchdog, has found that the federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety of nat... Read more
On May 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), acting through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announced that General Motors (GM) has agreed to pay a $35... Read more
The Obama administration has asked Congress to raise the maximum fines for automotive recalls to $300 million from the current maximum of $35 million. This is part of a four-year transportat... Read more
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed fining three oil companies a combined $93,000 for allegedly misidentifying Bakken Shale crude oil slated for rail transport. This com... Read more
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has sent a long-delayed rule requiring automakers to put rearview cameras or similar technology in new vehicles to the White House for final revie... Read more
Recent data suggests that accidents concerning 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are much more common than one might suspect. Each year, more than 4,000 people die in collisions invo... Read more
Alabama has approximately 22.6 million forested acres, or more than 70 percent of the state’s total landmass. Interestingly, all but 6 percent of the state’s timberlands are owned by private... Read more
You may recall that we wrote in a prior issue about the 2003 crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut. The family of one of four Yale University students killed in the crash has settled a lawsu... Read more
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun a two-week strike force of passenger bus safety inspections across the country. This is... Read more
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