| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:06 PM
There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims.
According to U.S....
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation is trying to ease some of the paperwork requirements for commercial truck drivers, claiming a policy change will save the industry $1.7 billion in costs each year.
The department wants to eliminate the requirement...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says the city will take over the hiring process for contractors to resume a troubled Port of Anchorage expansion project, blaming its problems on a federal agency.
"MARAD did not establish effective oversight mechanisms when...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:32 AM
If you read Kicking Tires, chances are you're a car owner, shopper or enthusiast ??? but you're also a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, up 3% from........
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Second of two parts
Oil equals jobs, a boost to a fledgling economy and independence from unstable global oil reserves.
So say proponents of the Enbridge and Keystone XL pipelines, among them U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The feds have implemented a final rule upddating the number of hours that truck drivers can be behind the wheel of a big rig -- something that surely affects drivers plying the highways around here, a.k.a., Warehouse Valley, Pa. The changes are not...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:37 AM
When Southwest Airlines offered a "Luv a Fare Sale" earlier this year, the carrier apparently did not supply enough love.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined the Dallas-based carrier $200,000 for violating its full-fare advertising rules for...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:08 PM
A 49-year-old Greencastle man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital with reported head injuries suffered Monday afternoon when his work truck collided with a moving freight train in Antrim Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined Delta Air Lines $750,000 for violating the rules of bumping passengers on overbooked flights.
Under federal rules, airlines must first ask for volunteers to give up their seat before the carrier can deny...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S.-based airlines since last year.
But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go.
The findings come from an...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...