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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.

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Requires Truckers to Meet New Cargo Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a requirement that all interstate commercial motor vehicles comply with a new single set of performance standards

September 27, 2002 - Industry News

Cummins Westport launches B Gas Plus engine

Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Ind. and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced the commercial launch of the low-emissions B Gas Plus engine for automotive markets

September 25, 2002 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Online Fuel Tax Payment Service for Truckers

Paying fuel taxes in Idaho just got easier.

September 23, 2002 - Industry News

Cost of Government: Trucking Facing Big Challenges

Forecasting the cost of government next year is, more than ever, a game of Blind Man's Bluff. The elements of the formula are easy enough -- taxes, fees, regulatory compliance, pending legislation, and so on

September 17, 2002 - Industry News

Texas Agency Asks EPA To Raise Speed Limits

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has asked EPA for permission to replace the 55-mph speed limit on Houston area highways with limits of 60 mph and 65 mph for all vehicles

September 10, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Pushes Highway Improvement

Congress needs to pay more attention to the nation’s highway infrastructure and improving the productivity of the trucking industry, including the possibility of truck-only highways that would accommodate longer, heavier trucks. That was the message of Michael Wickham, Roadway chairman and CEO

September 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT to Test High-Tech Systems For Protecting HazMat Loads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is testing high-tech ways to protect hazardous materials loads from being hijacked by terrorists

September 6, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operator Group Backs TIPS Program

Even as its future looks to be more and more in jeopardy, the Bush Administration’s TIPS anti-terrorism program is being backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn

September 5, 2002 - Industry News

Petri Calls For SafeStat Investigation

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri wants the government to look into the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeStat system

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

EPA: Diesel Exhaust May Cause Cancer

Diesel exhaust probably causes lung cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a controversial report that’s just been released

September 4, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Carriers Hauling Without Proper Authority

Starting Sept. 27, vehicles caught providing interstate for-hire services without proper federal authority could be ordered off the road

August 14, 2002 - Industry News

Container Security, Highway Repairs In Vetoed Bill

Funds to improve the security of intermodal containers coming into the country and for emergency highway repairs were included in a homeland security bill vetoed by President Bush

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Government Scales Back TIPS Plan

After heavy criticism and action by Congress to prohibit it, a Bush administration proposal to develop a network of anti-terrorism tipsters, including truckers, is being scaled back

August 11, 2002 - Industry News

Wolf Asks Mineta To Block 18-Year-Old Driver Program

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has asked the U.S. Transportation Secretary to block the creation of a pilot program that would allow drivers under 21 to operate large commercial trucks

August 9, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Sets Standards For Way to Test Brakes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule establishing pass/fail criteria that will allow government and fleet inspectors to use performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) to measure braking performance of commercial vehicles

August 1, 2002 - Industry News

EPA to Congress: Engine Deadline Will Stand

The Bush administration is adamant that it will not push back the October deadline for cleaner diesel engines

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens CDL Rules

Starting Sept. 30, new commercial driver’s license provisions will go into effect, including stiffer penalties for violations. Rules published in the Federal Register Wednesday include a long list of CDL changes

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

TIPS Plan Dead On Capitol Hill

A bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives killed a Bush administration plan to use truckers and others to keep an eye out for suspicious, terrorist-related activities

July 28, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Company Shut Down For Hours Violations

A small Maine trucking company has agreed to permanently shut down after pleading guilty to falsifying records related to hours of service regulations

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