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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

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

No Cuts for Hazmat Fees

Proposed reductions in registration fees for hazardous materials haulers have once again been delayed

March 14, 2002 - Industry News

Congressman To Support Non-Driving Pay Bill For Truckers

A move is afoot to mandate that trucking companies pay their drivers for the time they spend on-duty, but not driving

March 13, 2002 - Industry News

Government Working On Cargo Security

A top federal official told a recent association meeting that government agencies are working on a security master plan, even as many in the transportation industry are confused about what is expected of them security-wise

March 12, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Plan Could Be Unveiled Next Month

The White House could release an ergonomics proposal in mid-April

March 11, 2002 - Industry News

Enforcement Officials Urged to Increase Safety and Security Measures

Top safety officials from the federal government recently told top level commercial vehicle safety enforcement officials that they need to do more to save lives on the highways

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

RoadStar Answers Tax Questions On Meal Deductions

Meal deductions continue to top the list of tax-related questions RoadStar gets from its readers. This year, there are also concerns about losses on equipment, retirement savings, and bad debts

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

Fuel Surcharge Bills Introduced

Legislation that would require a fuel surcharge on all truckload shipments and mandate that 100 percent of the surcharge be passed on to owner-operators has been introduced on Capitol Hill

March 5, 2002 - Industry News

White House Imposes Big Hikes On Foreign Steel

Trucking companies who haul domestic steel are likely cheering a decision made Tuesday by the White House

March 4, 2002 - Industry News

MC-150 Must be Filed Every Two Years

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized rules requiring all interstate motor carriers to file a new form MCS-150 every 24 months

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Moves Forward On Anti-Terrorism Measures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is moving full steam ahead to prevent trucks from being used by terrorists as weapons of mass destruction in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks

February 25, 2002 - Industry News

Clapp: Mexican Truck Rules Imminent

Rules dealing with the application process for Mexican carriers and the safety audit system will likely be issued this week

February 20, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma Legislative Committee Looks at New Registration Rules

The Oklahoma legislature has joined the fracas over new residency rules for truck registration

February 13, 2002 - Industry News

ATA Testimony Supports National Transportation ID

A representative of the American Trucking Associations urged a U.S. House of Representatives committee to implement a national transportation identification card

February 11, 2002 - Industry News

Court Blocks New Oklahoma Registration Rules

An Oklahoma district court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking new rules that would prohibit trucking companies from using third party agents to establish Oklahoma as their base state under the International Registration Plan

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Owner-Operators Not Included in Oklahoma Registration Changes

Owner-operators who claim Oklahoma as their base registration plate are not included in the state’s new rules relating to established place of business requirements

February 7, 2002 - Industry News

Lawmakers Move To Restore Bush Highway Funding Cuts

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been quick to attack President Bush’s proposed budget for the 2003 fiscal year, vowing to restore funding for highway projects cut by the administration

February 5, 2002 - Industry News

New "Place of Business" Rules for Oklahoma-Based Truckers

Out-of-state truckers who want to claim Oklahoma as their base registration state can no longer use the address of a third party licensing agent

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Proposes Transportation Budget

The Bush Administration unveiled a proposed 2003 budget that increases defense spending and some transportation spending while cutting other transportation funds

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania To Implement Increased License Security

It looks like Pennsylvania will be a step ahead of many other states in implementing a new federal law requiring security checks and fingerprinting of hazmat drivers

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases New Edition of Highway Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration has released the 2000 edition of Highway Statistics, an annual publication that contains a wide range of information on the nation’s roads and highway users

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

National ID Card Possible For Transportation Workers

Truck drivers and other transportation workers could soon be carrying a national security identification card. A task force at the U.S. Department of Transportation is developing recommendations for a national security identification card for virtually all transportation workers

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Online Registration Updates

Motor carriers having a U.S. Department of Transportation number and their "biennial package" for updating their Motor Carrier Identification Report form (MCS-150) now can update it electronically

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

FDA Recommends Tighter Security

Truckers who transport food may have to deal with stricter security measures by shippers and receivers

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Michigan Truck Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal of a Michigan truck tax. The justices will consider an appeal by Yellow Freight System, which is fighting the $10 the state requires the company to pay for registering its vehicles that travel through the state

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