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July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Lets Stand Rule on TV in Truck Compartment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn a proposed rulemaking to rescind restrictions on the locations of television receivers in commercial motor vehicles.

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Leaves Out of Service Criteria With CVSA

"If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" appeared to be the prevailing rule behind a recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw a proposal to make the North American Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria par

July 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA: No Changes to English Language Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has dropped an inquiry into the English language requirement for truck drivers, concluding that there is not enough quantifiable data to support changes

July 22, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider Joins CCRA Program

Schneider National Inc. is participating in the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) Partners in Protection (PIP) progra

July 17, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes New Rules for Pre-Employment Checks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has moved to close what many see as a huge loophole in driver screening rules

July 1, 2003 - Industry News

Anti-Idling Law Goes Into Effect

Full implementation of California law AB 2650 begins today

June 26, 2003 - Industry News

ATA and AAR Reach Agreement

The American Trucking Assns.(ATA) and the Assn. of American Railroads(AAR) have agreed that their two organizations will support

June 26, 2003 - Industry News

FHWA Reclassifies Some Dromedaries

Effective July 28, dromedary equipped tractor-trailer combinations transporting Class 1 explosives and/or security related munitions will be classified as special equipment by the Federal Highway Administration

June 20, 2003 - Industry News

Senate Panel Backs Sandberg for Top FMCSA Post

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee late last week endorsed Annette Sandberg as head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 17, 2003 - Industry News

TCA Talks Truck Routing with NYC Officials

Traveling into and through New York City can be quite frustrating for trucking companies, especially those pulling 53-foot semitrailers

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

TCA 'Disappointed' in FMCSA Younger Driver Ruling

Robert Hirsch, president of the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) said Tuesday he is disappointed with a decision made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

June 10, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Report Says NAFTA Delays Expected

A report issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) suggests the loss of a lawsuit in April could delay the opening of the Mexican border to trucks by two more years

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FDA Proposes New Rules to Track Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules requiring additional recordkeeping for just about anyone who comes in contact with food for human or animal consumption, including trucking companies

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Nixes Younger Driver Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a request by the Truckload Carriers Assn. (TCA) to conduct a pilot program that would enable certain drivers between the ages of 18 and 21

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

Oil Company Owner Guilty in Tax Case

A federal jury in Boston has found Covenant Oil Co. Inc. owner Augstine Pesaturo Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., guilty of evading the assessment and payment of motor vehicle fuel excise taxes owed by his business

June 9, 2003 - Industry News

TRALA Wins Vicarious Liability Exemption

Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation that would eliminate vicarious liability for truck lessors as long as the loss is insured for $2 million --

May 30, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Studies Fatigue in Teamster Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to launch a fatigue management study of union drivers

May 21, 2003 - Industry News

Whitman Resigns as EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman said Wednesday she met with President Bush at the White House on Tuesday afternoon and tendered her resignation as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, effective June 27

May 15, 2003 - Industry News

Schneider National Sues California's DMV

Schneider National has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles charging that a $10-million fine levied against the Green Bay, Wis.-based carrier violates the International Registration Plan and the U.S. Constitution

May 14, 2003 - Industry News

Highway Reauthorization Plan Would Cost $247 Billion

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta Wednesday unveiled the Bush Administration’s $247-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal

May 12, 2003 - Industry News

Elite Accepted Into C-TPAT Security Program

Elite International Transportation has been officially accepted as a member of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C- TPAT) program.

May 2, 2003 - Industry News

TSA Issues Rule on Hazmat CDL Background Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued an interim final rule

May 1, 2003 - Industry News

Illinois Groups Assail Plan to Repeal Transportation Tax Exemption

The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Illinois Rolling Stock Alliance, a recently formed coalition of 32 Illinois-based interstate transportation groups

April 30, 2003 - Industry News

Keller Launches HOS Info Center

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. has launched its new Hours of Service Information Center, available to help those in the transportation industry better understand and comply with DOT's changing HOS rule.

April 29, 2003 - Industry News

New Service Rules Topic of May 8 Audio Conference

A briefing on changes to the hours of service regulations will be held in the form of an audio conference on May 8, sponsored by TCA's Truckload Academy.


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