The Federal Highway Administration has developed the initial draft Highway Primary Freight Network. Maps and tables are available for public review at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/
Learn about freight transportation Web sites and find phone numbers for freight information and services throughout the USDOT.
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.
Minnesota Selects Projects to Receive Funding through the New Corridors of Commerce Program - 12/9/2013
Carbon Footprint of Supply Chains: A Scoping Study - 12/9/2013
Heavy Vehicle Effects on Florida Freeways and Multilane Highways - 12/9/2013
Automated Low-cost and Real-time Truck Parking Information System - 12/9/2013
Panama Canal Expansion - The Future of Maritime Commerce - 12/9/2013
Draft Initial Designation of the Highway Primary Freight Network Released - 11/26/2013
United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration