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August 1, 2002 - Industry News

EPA to Congress: Engine Deadline Will Stand

The Bush administration is adamant that it will not push back the October deadline for cleaner diesel engines

July 30, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens CDL Rules

Starting Sept. 30, new commercial driver’s license provisions will go into effect, including stiffer penalties for violations. Rules published in the Federal Register Wednesday include a long list of CDL changes

July 29, 2002 - Industry News

TIPS Plan Dead On Capitol Hill

A bill passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives killed a Bush administration plan to use truckers and others to keep an eye out for suspicious, terrorist-related activities

July 28, 2002 - Industry News

Trucking Company Shut Down For Hours Violations

A small Maine trucking company has agreed to permanently shut down after pleading guilty to falsifying records related to hours of service regulations

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

NHTSA Asks Comments on Priority Plan

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has asked for public comment on its plan for vehicle safety priorities in 2002-2003, including several truck-related projects

July 25, 2002 - Industry News

Shipping Containers Screened For Radiation

New technology is being used to scan unopened intermodal shipping containers at U.S. borders, ports and military installations for radiation emissions from “dirty bombs.

July 23, 2002 - Industry News

Electronic Notification Available On Regulatory Activities

The U.S. Department of Transportation is now offering electronic notification to people who want an easier way to follow U.S. transportation regulatory activities, including rulemakings on topics such as hours of service

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Kill Terrorist Tips Plan

A plan announced last week by President Bush to enroll the assistance of truckers and others to report possible terrorist-related suspicious activity looks like it may be killed off on Capitol Hill

July 21, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Fines Seven Moving Companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has fined seven for-hire motor carriers hauling primarily household goods from Florida after the agency received complaints from consumers

July 17, 2002 - Industry News

Government Plans Hotline In War On Terrorism

The Bush Administration plans to set up a phone hotline to encourage truckers and others to report tips on suspicious activity

July 16, 2002 - Industry News

DOT Looking at More Haz-Mat Security Measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering the need for escorts, anti-theft devices and other safety measures for hazardous materials shipments

July 3, 2002 - Industry News

Groups Sue To Reduce Hazmat Fees

The American Trucking Associations and 16 other organizations are asking a court to force the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration to reduce its hazmat registration fees

July 2, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases Report on Truck Parking Shortage

The Federal Highway Administration released its long-awaited report on truck parking, concluding that while there was a parking shortage in 12 states, nationwide, truck parking is “more than adequate.

June 27, 2002 - Industry News

Truck Driver Pay Bill Introduced In Congress

A bill that started out as a plan to require that truck drivers be paid for on-duty, non-driving time has been introduced in Congress, but it comes with a big change

June 20, 2002 - Industry News

Ergonomics Rules See New Life

Legislation that would require recently introduced voluntary ergonomics standards to become mandatory has cleared a hurdle on Capitol Hill

June 13, 2002 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Truckers Hurt By NAFTA

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would help truckers that are hurt by competition from foreign-owned carriers, which some fear will happen after the U.S. border is opened to Mexican trucks later this summer

June 6, 2002 - Industry News

Congress Considering Separate Truckways

A plan introduced Thursday on Capitol Hill would see special truck lanes on interstate highways that would allow longer, heavier trucks but would keep them separated from cars. But the special truck highways would come with a price – tolls

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

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