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January 16, 2003 - Industry News

Federal Court Acts To Halt Trucks From Mexico

Finding that the Bush Administration "acted arbitrarily and capriciously," the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the administration violated federal environmental laws by taking steps to give Mexico-domiciled trucks full access to U.S. highways

January 15, 2003 - Industry News

Transportation's Mineta To Undergo Back Surgery

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta will undergo major back surgery next week to relieve chronic pain, aides said Tuesday

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

TCA, NJMTA Back Negotiated Rulemaking

In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week, the Truckload Carriers Assn.(TCA) joined with the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn.(NJMTA

January 14, 2003 - Industry News

New Jersey Might Slow Trucks Down

New Jersey transportation officials are considering lowering speed limits for trucks following a recent spate of fatal accidents involving trucks on state highways

January 9, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Forward Event Data Recorder Comments To NHTSA

Three trucking associations have submitted their comments regarding event data recorders to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),

January 9, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Agency Lowers Hazmat Fees

After two years of delays, DOT's Research and Special Programs Administration has announced temporary reductions in registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

January 8, 2003 - Industry News

OSHA Delays Recordkeeping Changes

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has delayed implementation of recordkeeping changes for at least another year

January 8, 2003 - Industry News

International Engine Retrofit Program Cuts Diesel Emissions

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced a retrofit program that allows customers to reduce emissions from diesel engines in late-model vehicles to levels at or below those of natural gas engines

January 7, 2003 - Industry News

Hours Of Service "Rewrite" Sent to OMB

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sent its proposed changes to the current hours of service regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget

January 2, 2003 - Industry News

Voluntary System Helps Trucks Clear Customs

Customs offices on the Blue Water Bridge are rolling out a voluntary program to make security checkpoints faster and track more than 100,000 commercial trucks crossing between Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada each month

December 23, 2002 - Industry News

Yellow Gets Customs Certification For Canadian Shipments

Yellow Transportation has announced that it has received Customs Self Assessment (CSA) approval from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)

December 23, 2002 - Industry News

Household Goods Rulemaking Reviewed

Based on the latest information available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the federal rulemaking process on household goods moves is now being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

North Dakota Eyes Roving Weigh Stations

The Highway Patrol wants to close five of North Dakota's eight truck weighing stations, and replace them with roving teams that would use portable scales to weigh and inspect trucks at various locations

December 9, 2002 - Industry News

ATA President Lauds U.S. Treasury Secretary Nomination

President Bush on Monday nominated John W. Snow, chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corp., a freight and transport firm, to replace Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill

December 6, 2002 - Industry News

Federal Truck-Lockup Plan Assailed by Shippers

The federal government is planning to adopt a rule requiring the locking of all trucks on the road,

December 3, 2002 - Industry News

Coalition Asks Court to Block U.S. From Opening Roads to Mexican Truckers

Environmental, labor and trucking groups this week filed for an emergency injunction to stop the Bush administration from opening U.S. roadways to Mexican truckers,

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Groups Battle 300% Hike In Bridge Tolls

The American Trucking Assns. Inc. (ATA), the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn. (PMTA), the New Jersey Motor Truck Assn. (NJMTA), and Roadway Express Inc. filed suit Monday challenging toll rate increases

December 2, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Lauds End To Mexican Truck Moratorium

William Canary, president and CEO of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), has commended President Bush for his announcement last week allowing qualified motor carriers from Mexico to obtain operating authority for cross-border truck services.

November 27, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Implements NAFTA Provisions for Mexican Trucks

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has directed the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to act on the 130 applications received thus far from Mexico-domiciled truck and bus companies seeking to transport international cargo

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

DOT, Customs Launch Operation Safe Commerce

The U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Customs have jointly announced the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC), a program to fund business initiatives designed to enhance security for container cargo

November 25, 2002 - Industry News

Strict Requirements For Operating Authority Begin Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will impose stricter minimum requirements to improve the safety performance of new motor carriers

November 20, 2002 - Industry News

DOT And Customs Launch 'Operation Safe Commerce'

Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Shane and Deputy Customs Commissioner Douglas Browning jointly announced Wednesday the launch of Operation Safe Commerce (OSC)

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Again Facing Loss of IRP Fees

The International Registration Plan board of directors has given Oklahoma until Jan. 1 to come up with a plan to reimburse other jurisdictions for revenue lost because of its prior registration rules

November 19, 2002 - Industry News

400% Toll Hike On 7 Bridges Prompts Move For Lawsuit

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission voted this week to ease the burden that a more than 400% toll hike would have put on trucks crossing the commission's seven toll bridges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

November 14, 2002 - Industry News

Smart Tires: Is The Future Now?

The "Smart Tire" has long held out the promise of reduced expenditures for tire management -- the third biggest cost for a fleet owner. Tires with built-in chips have been the tire of the future since it became possible to

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