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January 21, 2004 - Industry News

Toll Hike OK’d for Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has increased tolls on the turnpike and its extensions by 5.3 cents per mile on average for commercial vehicles, bringing the rates to an average of 17.7 cents per mile

January 16, 2004 - Industry News

Donaldson Retrofitting 1,100 NY School Buses

Donaldson Co. Inc., Minneapolis, is providing 1,100 EPA-approved emissions control devices for the New York State Clean Air School Bus Program

November 21, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Voices Concerns About New Cargo Rules

Late last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new rules to help identify cargo shipped into and out of the country

November 6, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Delays Hazmat Background Checks

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an amendment this week to the interim final rule regarding implementation of background checks for commercial drivers license holders with the hazardous materials endorsement

October 31, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Clarifies Hazmat Jurisdiction

Federal rules governing hazardous materials apply to a carrier’s possession from pickup through delivery, according to the U. S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)

October 23, 2003 - Industry News

ATC Conducts Ag Survey of 25,000 Truck Firms

The Agricultural Transporters Conference (ATC) of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) has begun a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop and implement a "Guide for Security Management Practices in Agricultural Commodity Transportation,

October 20, 2003 - Industry News

Trailer Bridge Certified for C-TPAT Program

Trailer Bridge Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been accepted as a certified member of the U.S. Customs Service's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program.

September 30, 2003 - Industry News

Household Goods Rules Postponed

New rules for interstate household goods carriers and brokers have been delayed indefinitely

September 23, 2003 - Industry News

Mineta Campaigns For Transportation Bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta recently completed a four-day national campaign to seek an end to congressional delays in the passing of President Bush's six-year federal surface transportation reauthorization bill

September 22, 2003 - Industry News

New Cargo Standards Take Effect Jan. 1

The new standards for cargo securement have been in place since December 2002, and the clock is running out on a Jan. 1 deadline for compliance

September 11, 2003 - Industry News

Clear Sailing for Yellow, Roadway Merger?

Analysts say they expect the Department of Justice to approve Yellow Corp.'s $966-million acquisition of Roadway Corp.-- despite concerns that it would leave only two big firms in the less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping industry

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

RSPA Increases Hazmat Fines

Effective at the end of the month, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) has increased the maximum civil penalty from $27,500 to $32,500

September 8, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Postpones Hazmat Background Checks

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has notified the American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

September 4, 2003 - Industry News

Tennessee Mulls Lower Truck Speeds

The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board is suggesting the state lower the maximum speed for tractor-trailers to 55 mph from the current 70 mph

September 3, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Issuing Exemptions for Diabetic Drivers

Starting Sept. 22, drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes can apply to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for an exemption from federal medical restrictions

August 26, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA to Research Effects of Mexican Trucks in U.S.

The Mexican-U.S. border may remain closed to free international trucking for at least a year while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prepares an environmental impact statemen

August 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Denies Petitions, New HOS Rule Starts Jan. 4

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied eight petitions to alter the final hours-of-service final rul

August 21, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Entry-Level Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed mandatory training for entry-level commercial vehicle drivers to address drug and alcohol testing, hours of service, driver wellness and whistle blower protections

August 19, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Hazmat Safety Permit Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a safety permit program for motor carriers that transport certain hazardous materials in interstate or intrastate commerce

August 15, 2003 - Industry News

New Braking Tests for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has amended brake standards to require braking-in-a-curve performance testing for single-unit trucks and buses

August 12, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New LCV Training Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new training requirements for operators of longer combination vehicle

August 12, 2003 - Industry News

Drexler's Optical Cards Picked for TWIC Testing

Drexler Technology Corp.'s LaserCard optical memory cards have been selected for evaluation and field testing by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

ATA Backs 'Roadability' Bill Introduced in Congress

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA) late Thursday applauded the U.S. House introduction of H.R. 2863, the Intermodal Equipment Safety and Responsibility Act of 2003.

July 31, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Changes to Drug Test Reporting Rules

In an effort to streamline the annual reporting of drug and alcohol data and eliminate some confusion, the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a one-page reporting form

July 28, 2003 - Industry News

U.S. Customs Proposes New Cargo Security Rules

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the Homeland Security Dept., has proposed regulations to obtain advance information concerning shipments of goods across U.S. borders


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