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The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) and soliciting nominations for membership. The NFAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to freight transportation in the United States. More information and instructions on submitting nominations can be found at http://www.freight.dot.gov/freight_nfac.cfm.
Search for national and state-specific information on freight transportation and related activities.
On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
Special Permits During Periods of National Emergency (MAP-21 Section 1511)
For divisible loads, which may be issued by the States to vehicles and loads that are delivering relief supplies during a Presidentially-declared emergency or major disaster.
The following news items were compiled by the FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of freight news.
Innovations in Freight Modeling and Data: Integrating Supply Chain Models and Data into Public Sector, Freight Demand Modeling - 6/19/2013
United States Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces National Freight Advisory Committee Members - 6/17/2013
Freight Data Sharing Guidebook Now Available - 6/17/2013
Transportation Research Board's Freight Systems Group Brochure - 6/17/2013
North Central Texas Council of Governments Publishes Regional Freight System Inventory Report - 6/17/2013
Georgia Department of Transportation Poised to Make State 'Global Gateway of Choice' - 6/17/2013
10/08/2013 - 2013 International Urban Freight Conference
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration