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Backing accident prevention kicks off online driver training series

Source: RMC Research and Education Foundation, Silver Spring, Md.

In advance of an online driver training series to be formally released at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo in September, the RMC Research and Education Foundation has posted on YouTube a preview of a two-lesson module addressing truck backing safety.

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DOT’s Foxx, 11 predecessors eschew short-term highway funding mind set

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; CP staff

As Congress confronts Highway Trust Fund shortfalls, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors have informed federal lawmakers that their work does not end with a proposed measure maintaining highway, bridge and transit program funding levels through May 2015.

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FMCSA shifts policy on electronic hours of service logs, driver signatures

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration

To provide federal, state and local motor carrier enforcement officials uniform information regarding computer software and devices heavy duty truck drivers use in recordkeeping, FMCSA has issued guidance indicating it will accept electronically generated hours of service record of duty status logs with electronic signatures.

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PCI marks 60th anniversary at 2014 Convention, National Bridge Conference

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

The 60th Anniversary PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference runs September 6-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., bordering the District of Columbia.

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