Category Archives: HIghway

Learning and Training Systems for Growing Organizations

The best learning and training systems should offer robust training capabilities that fit the needs and requirements of your ever growing trainee count and curriculum complexities. This is especially important when your training environment is within highly regulated industries such as..

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September 2016 North American Freight Numbers | Bureau of Transportation Statistics

BTS Statistics Release: September 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.6 percent in September from August, falling for the..

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$850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants

USDOT Requests Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants Second Call for Submissions Follows High-Demand for Inaugural FASTLANE Grants WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is..

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Truck Driver Training & Job Categories

Truck Drivers Job Categories Whether your company is training truck owner operators/owner driver, or company drivers, your truck drivers will be required to complete government highway safety and compliance training. Truck drivers fulfill critical transportation services to communities around the globe by transporting goods and materials..

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U.S. Dot Issues Federal Policy for Safe Testing and Deployment of Automated Vehicles

U.S. DOT ISSUES FEDERAL POLICY FOR SAFE TESTING AND DEPLOYMENT OF AUTOMATED VEHICLES Four-Part Policy Lays the Foundation for the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing Federal policy for automated vehicles, laying a path..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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U.S. Department of Transportation Winning Cities of the Every Place Counts Design Challenge

PHILADELPHIA –Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the four winning cities of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness and identify inclusive community design solutions that bridge the infrastructure divide..

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US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge

US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge Winning city to receive $1.5 million in mobile solar technology   WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DC Solar Solutions, the largest manufacturer of..

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U.S. DOT Gives $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Idaho, Oregon and Washington

U.S. DOT Gives $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Roads in Idaho, Oregon and Washington WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration..

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DOT Tiger Grant Program: Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding

Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding DOT  Tiger Grant Program Receives 585 Applications for 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585..

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March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics

March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics – All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015. The total value of cross-border freight..

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USDOT’s 50th Anniversary: A Message From Our Former Secretaries

USDOT’s 50th Anniversary: A Message From Our Former Secretaries For fifty years the Department of Transportation has been working to ensure that the nation’s transportation system is safe, efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly. This mural depicts the 17 Secretaries of..

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What is a Transportation Management System?

What is a Transportation Management System? A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation operations and may be part of an enterprise resource planning system. A TMS usually “sits” between an ERP or legacy..

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U.S. DOT Announces $10 Million TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service to Burlington

BURLINGTON, Vt. – TIGER Grant to Extend Amtrak Service. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg joined Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch at an event today to..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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U.S. DOT Launches Every Place Counts Design Challenge

WASHINGTON – US DOT Launches Every Place Counts Design Challenge. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness about existing transportation infrastructure barriers and identify innovative solutions to reconnect communities..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects

  U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects FAST Act Increases TIFIA Program Flexibility  WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the availability of credit assistance for critical infrastructure projects across the country..

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BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 14-16 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. EST BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on..

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