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February 26, 2003 - Industry News

UPS Chairman Named to President's Export Council

Mike Eskew, the chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service was sworn in by President George W. Bush to the President's Export Council on Wednesday.

February 26, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Truck Gets $5 Million in U.S. Research Funds

Oshkosh Truck Corp. has received two federal grants to further develop its ProPulse hybrid electric drive technology for heavy trucks.

February 25, 2003 - Industry News

Driver Gets Vision Waiver, But Still Isn't Legal

After some seven years of petitions and court battles, Ohio trucker Jerry Parker has his exemption from federal vision requirements –- but he’ll have to get a prosthetic device if he wants to drive interstate

February 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks for Comments on Graduated CDL

The Federal Highway Safety Administration has asked for comments regarding the need for a graduated commercial driver’s license

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Chassis Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on a proposed negotiated rulemaking concerning intermodal container chassis and trailer maintenance

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Oklahoma Giving Many Carriers the Boot

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has begun sending out letters to many carriers that are base-plated in Oklahoma through the International Registration Program (IRP)

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Transport Canada Publishes New Hours of Service

Transport Canada has proposed a new federal hours-of-service regulation for Canadian truck and bus drivers,

February 10, 2003 - Industry News

Government Asks For Input on Cargo Tank Safety

The Research and Special Programs Administration is soliciting comments and information on ways to reduce risks posed by wetlines on cargo tanks hauling flammable liquids

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Temporary Restrictions For Canadian Explosives Haulers

The U.S.Department of Transportation, has issued temporary regulations requiring truck and rail operators carrying explosives from Canada to the U.S. to register with Transport Canada, the Canadian agency responsible for transportation safety

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House OKs Sales Tax Bill For Truckers

A bill that would limit the state sales tax on trucking equipment and provide amnesty from the taxes owed on past purchases cleared the Arkansas House last week

January 29, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Says No To Shorter Disqualifications

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has denied a request to shorten CDL disqualification periods for serious offenses committed in a non-commercial vehicle.

January 20, 2003 - Industry News

Customs Import Proposals Blasted By Fleets, Truckers

Plans to restructure the cargo release process for imports and exports hauled by truck could lead to massive disorder at the border and disrupt supply chains throughout the nation, shippers and carriers are warning U.S. Customs Service officials.

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

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