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October 12, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Loses Ability to Fine for Safety Violations

It's official: For the time being, the U.S. Department of Transportation cannot fine unsafe truckers for violating the rules

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon To Vote On Trucks' Fair Share

A new diesel and gas tax that was supposed to replace Oregon's weight-distance tax as of Oct. 23 has been put on hold until voters can have their say next May, but a measure on the Nov. 2 ballot is closely tied to the controversial new law

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Study Questions Benefit Of Road Work

A new report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project questions whether the benefits of road construction are really worth the delays in congestion during construction

Tags: Highways

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Won't Demand To See Self-Audits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says its inspectors won't routinely ask to see a company's self-audit reports, but it does throw out some incentives for companies to make those self-audits available

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

RSPA Pre-Empts Tennessee Hazmat Fee

The Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration has ruled that federal hazardous material transportation law pre-empts Tennessee's $650 remedial action fee

October 11, 1999 - Industry News

Petro Offering Flu Shots

Petro Stopping Centers, Volvo Trucks North American and AT&T are joining up to make low-cost flu shots available at 38 Petro locations Wednesday, Oct. 13

October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, Mitsubishi Join Forces

Sweden's Volvo AB and Japan's Mitsubishi are joining forces to create what could be the world's largest truck and bus business

October 10, 1999 - Industry News

More Charges In Chicago License Scandal

Another Illinois state driver licensing employee has been charged with taking bribes in exchange for commercial drivers licenses, bringing to 17 the number of people charged in a yearlong investigation

October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Government Considers More Vision Waivers

The Federal Highway Administration says it plans to grant exemptions from vision waivers to another 40 truck drivers

October 10, 1999 - Industry News

Rollins Leasing Acquires Keen

Rollins Leasing Corp. is buying family-owned Keen Leasing, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA

October 8, 1999 - Industry News

House Moves to Keep Safety Enforcement in Gear

Key House legislators moved to forestall a possible shutdown of the Department of Transportation's truck safety enforcement effort

October 8, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Enforcement Team Tries to Maintain Focus

Confusion about the status of truck safety enforcement disrupts business at the Office of Motor Carrier and Highway Safety, but program manager Julie Cirillo said she is trying to keep her staff focused on its safety

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Feds Expanding Illinois CDL Probe

Federal investigators are expanding their probe into commercial driver license bribery in Illinois

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Oregon Weight-Distance Tax On Hold

A new Oregon law that eliminates the weight-distance tax in favor of a diesel tax and raises the state's gas tax is on hold

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Comdata Must Share Trendar Technology

Ceridian Corp. will license its processing system for truckers' commercial credit cards in order to settle accusations it violated anti-trust laws

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Ground Shifts Under Mobile Communications

The ever-changing mobile communications landscape so important to trucking is experiencing major business and technological tremors

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Legislation Targets Truckers

In New Jersey, two state legislators are getting ready to introduce a two-bill package designed to try to rid the state's highways of dangerous truckers and teach motorists how to share the road with trucks

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

South Carolina Lawmakers Want To Slow Trucks Down

Lawmakers in South Carolina are drafting legislation to lower the speed limit for trucks in the state

October 6, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Opens New Canadian Plant

Paccar last week opened a new truck manufacturing plant in Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Cancels Meeting On Information Overload

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 15 to discuss possible safety hazards of new driver assistance and information technologies

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Hours Expanded For Truck Safety Hotline

The Federal Highway Administration has expanded the hours of its toll-free hotline for reporting violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

October 5, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Enforcement Is in Jeopardy

Rep. Frank Wolf wants to put more bite into truck safety enforcement, but his tactics have led to the possibility that enforcement's teeth will be pulled

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

More Mexican Carriers Found Illegally in U.S.

There are more Mexican trucks operating illegally in the U.S. than was previously thought, according to a senior Transportation Department official. And they are significantly less safe than U.S. fleets, he said

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

Overnite Calls Teamsters Vote Acceptance Publicity Stunt

The Teamsters union Friday said it would accept Overnite Transportation's offer of a nationwide vote on union representation. But the union attached so many conditions to its acceptance, Overnite says it's just a publicity stunt

October 4, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Announces Technician Recruitment Program

Ryder System is adding a new function to its network of recruiting centers: recruiting technicians


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