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April 29, 2003 - Industry News

Safety Advocates Call HOS Rules 'A Step Backward'

The Truck Safety Coalition, including Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) and Citizens for Reliable And Safe Highways (CRASH), claim the revised final hours-of-service rules ignore truck safety issues.

April 28, 2003 - Industry News

New HOS Rules: 2 Controversial Features Missing

The biggest change in truck driver hours of service rules in more than 60 years comes down to this: two more hours of rest and one more hour of driving in each duty cycle.

April 28, 2003 - Industry News

Trucking Attorney Says New Service Rules a 'Small Step'

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's change in the hours-of-service rule will only slightly reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-driver fatigue, according to Michael Leizerman, chairman of a national group of trucking litigation attorneys.

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

CVSA Weighs in on New HOS Rules

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) says that "on balance," the revised hours-of-service rules published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration should prove to be palatable for its members.

April 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Outlines Revised Hours of Service Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced the first substantial change to the hours-of-service rules (HOS) since 1939.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Hours of Service Won't Help Driver Fatigue

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) went on record Thursday as saying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service rules will have minimal impact on truck driver fatigue.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

ATA: Hours of Service Rule Passes Common Sense, Safety Tests

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA), the nation’s largest trucking industry trade and safety organization, says it's supporting a new federal hours of service rule.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Retread Spec'ing Guidelines Now Available

A new version of "Recommended Guidelines for Preparing a Tire Retread and Repair Government Bid" is now availabl

April 18, 2003 - Industry News

New Rules Adopted for Cargo Tanks

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a number of revisions to rules governing the construction and maintenance of cargo tanks

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Contract Awarded for Biometrics Study

The American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has awarded a contract to International Biometric Group (IBG) determine if a biometric can be successfully used to conduct matching in a system of more than 200 million records

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Connecticut Security Rakes in Cash

Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash

April 10, 2003 - Industry News

State Legal Systems Rated 'Fair' to 'Poor,' Says U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its second annual poll on the fairness of reasonableness of state liability systems late last week.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Swift, U.S. Partnership Means 20,000 New Driver Jobs

A partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and Swift Transportation will see the trucking company hire 20,000 truck drivers nationwide this year.

March 31, 2003 - Industry News

Oklahoma Pushing Fuel Tax Hikes

Legislation to increase fuel taxes in Oklahoma won approval from the Senate Transportation Committee late last month, and if approved by voters

March 31, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Increases Safety Fines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made inflation adjustments to penalties for non-compliance with federal safety rules

March 27, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Carriers Win Canadian Security OK

The four less-than-truckload freight carriers of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. an operating company of CNF Inc., have been approved by the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Hazmat Carrier Security Plans/Training Due by Dec.'03

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published final rules giving hazardous materials shippers and carriers nine months to come up with a security plan and train workers on the specifics

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House Sends Truck Bill to Governor

The Arkansas House this week sent Gov. Mike Huckabee a bill that gives tax breaks to truckers

March 14, 2003 - Industry News

Warren Hoemann Named FMCSA Deputy

Warren Hoemann, former vice president of the California Trucking Assn., has been named chief counsel and acting deputy administrator at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

February 27, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Agrees to Issue Truck Safety Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to issue a series of truck safety rules to settle a lawsuit brought by safety advocates last fall.

February 26, 2003 - Industry News

UPS Chairman Named to President's Export Council

Mike Eskew, the chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service was sworn in by President George W. Bush to the President's Export Council on Wednesday.

February 26, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Truck Gets $5 Million in U.S. Research Funds

Oshkosh Truck Corp. has received two federal grants to further develop its ProPulse hybrid electric drive technology for heavy trucks.

February 25, 2003 - Industry News

Driver Gets Vision Waiver, But Still Isn't Legal

After some seven years of petitions and court battles, Ohio trucker Jerry Parker has his exemption from federal vision requirements –- but he’ll have to get a prosthetic device if he wants to drive interstate

February 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks for Comments on Graduated CDL

The Federal Highway Safety Administration has asked for comments regarding the need for a graduated commercial driver’s license

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Chassis Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on a proposed negotiated rulemaking concerning intermodal container chassis and trailer maintenance

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