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June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Grants $54 Million To Border States

As the day when Mexican trucks will be allowed full access to U.S. highways draws closer, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $54 million in grants to help ensure the safe operation of Mexican trucks in the United States and improve traffic flow at southern border crossings

June 5, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Tests Cargo Container Security Device

The U.S. Transportation Department reports success with tests of new technology that will help secure intermodal cargo containers entering ports and border crossings throughout the United States

May 30, 2002 - Industry News

Hazmat Drivers Face New Hurdles

Drivers who haul hazardous materials soon will have to confront a new job requirement. Besides passing their CDL exam and hazmat endorsement, they will have to clear a background check designed to screen out security risks

May 22, 2002 - Industry News

PowerTrack Use Increases For MTMC Carrier Payments

All transportation carriers of domestic military cargoes for the Military Traffic Management Command are now paid by PowerTrack automated software

May 20, 2002 - Industry News

Research Backs Longer, Heavier Trucks

A study requested by Congress recommends that the federal government consider allowing heavier trucks and longer combination vehicles on Interstate highways

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

BarnesCare Introduces DOT Medical Compliance Program

BarnesCare, a division of BJC Corporate Health Services, developed the new DOT Medical Compliance program for small businesses

May 14, 2002 - Industry News

EPA Investigating Pre-Buy Allegations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly investigating allegations that truck engine makers have been encouraging customers to “pre-buy” engines before stricter emissions regulations kick in October 1

May 13, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Toughens Safety Requirements for New Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established new, stricter minimum requirements for U.S. and Canadian motor carriers applying for operating authority

May 12, 2002 - Industry News

Report: CDL Oversight Needs Work

Federal officials are not doing enough to make sure commercial driver's licenses don't get into the wrong hands. That's the conclusion of the inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Transportation in a report released last week

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

House Approves Nuclear Waste Site

Nuclear waste haulers are one step closer to being busier. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the disposal site for the nation’s nuclear waste

May 9, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Numbers Due July 3

On July 3, all trucks operating in interstate commerce should have the USDOT number on both sides of the cab

May 6, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Calls For Biometric ID On Licenses

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week calls for “smart” driver’s license

May 4, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Proposes Security Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed a number of changes aimed at tightening security for hazardous materials loads

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Tougher Diesel Engine & Diesel Fuel Rules Upheld

A three judge federal panel on Friday upheld tougher emissions rules for heavy duty truck engines as well as reductions in the sulfur content in diesel fuel

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Urged To Tighten Antitrust Laws For Oil Industry

Attorneys general from three states would like to see tighter antitrust laws for petroleum refiners and mandatory increased fuel inventories

May 3, 2002 - Industry News

Court Turns Down Request To Block Mexican Trucks

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has denied an emergency request to block Mexican trucks from gaining further entry into the United States

April 26, 2002 - Industry News

Senate Passes Energy Bill

It is now up to a House-Senate conference committee to iron out differences in the nation’s energy plan

April 18, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Sides With Illinois In Oklahoma Registration Fee Dispute

IRP Inc. has ordered Oklahoma and Illinois to come up with a plan that would satisfy Illinois’ $15.5 million claim for lost registration fees

April 15, 2002 - Industry News

Court Lifts Restraining Order on Oklahoma Registration Rules

An Oklahoma district court lifted a restraining order preventing the Oklahoma Tax Commission from implementing new rules that prohibit trucking companies from using third party registration agents to establish residency in the state

April 11, 2002 - Industry News

Tank Truck Group Urges Broader Background Checks

New background checks for hazmat licenses required by the Patriot Act are already causing problems in the hazmat driver pool, says the National Tank Truck Carriers

April 2, 2002 - Industry News

State, IRP Await Court Decision on Oklahoma Registration Rules

April 12 should be a pivotal date in the battle over registration rules in Oklahoma

April 1, 2002 - Industry News

IRP Issues Sanctions Against Oklahoma

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has ordered all member jurisdictions to “immediately suspend distribution of fees payable. . .to Oklahoma."

March 28, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Florida Broker, Two New York Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined two for-hire motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from New York State and one household goods broker from Florida

March 26, 2002 - Industry News

Study Names Best and Worst State DOTs

State transportation departments are getting mixed grades in a new study over how they do their job

March 18, 2002 - Industry News

House Deal Would Increase Highway Spending

Last week the House Budget Committee approved a budget resolution that seeks to add $4.4 billion to President Bush's $23.3 billion request for highway funding

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