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June 14, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules Would Officially Give RSPA Authority Over Hazmat Loading/Unloading

The Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed some new definitions to clarify its jurisdiction over hazardous materials transportation

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

Transport Appropriations Panel Clears DOT Budget

The House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved President Bush’s request for transportation spending, including significant increases for truck safety

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Ask Bush to Reconsider Mexican Trucks

Ten Democratic senators want President Bush to reconsider his decision to comply with the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 10, 2001 - Industry News

Resolution to Ban Retreads Dropped

Tennessee officials have tabled a resolution seeking to restrict retreads

June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Clears Mexican Ownership of U.S. Companies

President Bush has lifted restrictions on Mexican citizens investing in U.S. truck and bus companies

June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Appeals Court Finds DOT Inspector General Out of Bounds

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General was out of bounds when he conducted criminal investigations of trucking companies accused of violating safety rules, an appeals court has ruled

June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Conspicuity Retrofit Delayed For Container Chassis

Owners of intermodal container chassis got a short respite from federal conspicuity rules, but federal and state authorities are enforcing the June 1 retrofit deadline for everyone else

June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Falsifying Drug Tests Made a Crime in Oregon

Both chambers of the Oregon legislature have approved a bill making it a crime to falsify drug test results or possess a substance or device designed to falsify drug tests

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Reflective Tape Retrofit Deadline Today

Are your trailers properly equipped with reflective tape

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Issues at Stake in New Senate

When Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont answered the call of his conscience, he turned politics in Washington, D.C., upside down. By changing his party affiliation from Republican to Independent, he gave the Democrats control of the

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

Expert: Study Used in HOS Proposal Flawed

A national expert on U.S. transportation data says it "would be a serious mistake" to use the study on which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relied heavily to justify its much-maligned hours-of-service reform proposal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Hails Tax Cut Package

The nation’s biggest truck lobby is giving thumbs up to Congressional passage of the Bush tax cut plan hammered out over the Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Getting Prepared for Border Opening

Speaking at the National Private Truck Council’s annual conference in Nashville this week, DOT’s top trucking safety official, said the agency expects to complete its rulemaking on trucking safety issues for Mexican truckers to operate in the U.S

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Gives Thumbs Up To Senate Tax Vote

Trucking's biggest lobby is pleased over the move by the U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon to sign off on President Bush’s tax cut plan because of a provision that eliminates most estate taxes

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Relief Plans Being Considered

As trucking continues to try to cope with high fuel prices, and President Bush is declaring an energy crisis, several fuel tax relief plans are floating around Congress

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Ban Proposed on Capitol Hill

Two U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inhofe Bill Addresses Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to provide a pro-rated tax refund to truckers who sell their trucks but have already paid their annual heavy vehicle use tax

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Outlines Energy Policy, Little Immediate Relief Expected

President Bush talks about energy plan.

Saying the United States faces the most serious energy shortage since the 1970s, President Bush Thursday laid out his energy plan. Critics, however, say it offers little immediate relief when it comes to skyrocketing prices at the pumps

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Board Orders Review of Oklahoma Procedures

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has found Oklahoma provisionally out of compliance with certain IRP rules and ordered a peer review of its procedures

May 15, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, under fire for lax oversight of the household goods industry, yesterday announced enforcement actions against two moving companies

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

One-Armed Trucker Sues State

A one-armed truck driver is suing the Oregon Department of Transportation for violating his civil rights by not allowing him to drive without a prosthetic arm

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

We Need Proof, Not Possibilities, says Calif. OSHA Board

A California OSHA Appeals Board has dismissed a citation it said was based on speculation and assumptions

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Jackson Confirmed as Deputy DOT Secretary

The Senate confirmed Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

May 6, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Collision Warning Standards

The National Transportation Safety Board is renewing its call for putting collision warning systems on trucks

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Plan for Diabetic Drivers Due Out This Summer

A proposal that would allow diabetic truck drivers to operate in interstate commerce could be on the table as early as this summer

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