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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

November 13, 2002 - Industry News

U.S., Truck Industry Expand "21st Century Truck Partnership" Program

The U.S. government and the trucking industry are expanding their initiative to roll out safer and more fuel-efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

November 12, 2002 - Industry News

Feds Push Plans To Boost Fuel Efficiency In Heavy Trucks

The U.S. government, Detroit automakers and truck manufacturers are expanding a partnership to jump-start a new generation of more fuel-efficient heavy trucks and buses

November 6, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Firms Win State Fee Fight at U.S. Supreme Court

Yellow Corp. and the U.S. trucking industry won a Supreme Court battle over the fees that states may impose after the justices ruled that Michigan was charging too much for some trucks

November 5, 2002 - Industry News

CVSA Backs Proposed New Industry Registration Plan

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is supporting a uniform commercial vehicle registration in all states as proposed in an agreement reached recently by the trucking industry -- both private and for-hire motor carriers

November 4, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Adopts Stricter Base State Rules for Carriers

Starting Oct. 1, 2003, carriers will need a physical structure and an employee at that structure to establish a home base for purposes of vehicle registration

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

New Jersey To Exempt Private Fleets From Rental Fee

The Truck Renting and Leasing Assn. (TRALA) has reached an apparent agreement with the New Jersey Division of Taxation to include private fleet transportation from the definition of "commercial freight"

October 30, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Trade Rep Says DOT Will Soon Lift Mexico Truck Ban

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the Department of Transportation would soon issue final regulations to allow Mexican motor carriers access to U.S. markets

October 23, 2002 - Industry News

Caterpillar Asks Court For Intervention In Dispute With Cummins

Caterpillar is again seeking court intervention in its dispute with rival heavy duty diesel engine maker Cummins over the technology behind an EPA-approved clean engine line

October 21, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Survey Shows Little Change In Substance Abuse Among Commercial Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released the results of its 2001 Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey, which measures the percentage of CDL holders who tested positive for controlled substances.

October 17, 2002 - Industry News

3 Trucking Groups Seek New State Registration System

Three transportation and trucking groups have joined in support of a draft legislative proposal that would eliminate the current Single State Registration System (SSRS) and replace it with a new system called Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

October 14, 2002 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Protest Sales Tax

Tractor-trailer drivers faced with having to pay sales taxes on their rigs are working to generate public support for an end to a policy that some say could cost them their livelihoods

October 11, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Offers Suggestions To Lighten The Logjam At West Coast Ports

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has offered a number of recommendations to resolve the container congestion and traffic jams currently plaguing West Coast ports

October 8, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Security Commentators Can Seek Privacy

Hazardous materials carriers who want to submit comments regarding proposed security measures can now request confidential treatment

October 7, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Drops Tire Check Rule

As of November 4, drivers of vehicles carrying hazardous materials will no longer be required to stop periodically to check their tires

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces New On-Line Feature To Register

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has initiated a new electronic, consumer-friendly process that allows interstate motor carriers applying on-line to receive their individual USDOT number instantly

October 3, 2002 - Industry News

Mineta Announces New Freight Database

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has announced the release of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), a database and analytical tool to help improve planning, operations and decision-making to better manage freight movement across the country

October 2, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Liability Claims Total $180 Billion A Year

It's what many call the "lottery mentality." Huge monetary awards handed out by sympathetic juries hoping to ease a family's anguish, punish big business for careless mistakes, or simply stand up for the perceived underdog by redistributing some wealth

October 1, 2002 - Industry News

California Port Legislation May Reduce Waits For Truckers

California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill into law that may reduce wait times for truckers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, which is currently closed due to a labor dispute

September 30, 2002 - Industry News

Volvo Receives Engine Approval From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has given approval for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's VED12 diesel engine after today's emissions-control deadline, according to Volvo Trucks North America Inc.

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