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May 6, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB Calls for Collision Warning Standards

The National Transportation Safety Board is renewing its call for putting collision warning systems on trucks

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Plan for Diabetic Drivers Due Out This Summer

A proposal that would allow diabetic truck drivers to operate in interstate commerce could be on the table as early as this summer

May 3, 2001 - Industry News

Tough New CDL Rules Proposed

Truck drivers who break traffic laws in their own vehicles can lose their Commercial Driver’s License, under new rules proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency is moving to close loopholes in the CDL system, specifically targeting state enforcement practices that have allowed scofflaw drivers to stay behind the wheel

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Delays Action on Haz-Mat Fee Reductions

The U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has delayed final action on its proposal to reduce registration fees for hazardous materials haulers

May 2, 2001 - Industry News

Mexico Rule Signals What’s to Come for New U.S. Truckers

Mexican trucking companies that want to do business in the U.S. will be required to prove they understand U.S. safety rules. That is a higher standard than new American trucking companies have to meet – but not for much longer

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to OSHA: Back Off Wheel Chock Enforcement

Julie Cirillo, acting deputy administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has reportedly told the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to stop citing truckers for failure to use wheel chocks

May 1, 2001 - Industry News

Safety Agency Proposes Mexico Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing new rules to ensure the safety of Mexican truck and bus companies operating in the U.S

April 30, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed amendments to its controlled substances and alcohol testing regulations that will bring them in line with new DOT rules

April 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Will Move Quickly to Confirm Jackson at DOT

The Senate will move quickly to confirm Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, said Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee

April 20, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Under Attack for Unscrupulous Movers

The General Accounting Office thinks the Transportation Department isn't doing a good enough job of regulating interstate moving companies, a job the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inherited from the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission

April 18, 2001 - Industry News

Reinventing the Ergonomics Rule

When Congress and President Bush killed the Clinton administration's ergonomics regulations, they left a hole begging to be filled. At this point, however, there is no agreement on what to put in it

April 17, 2001 - Industry News

Border Crossing Details Moving Along

New regulations to ensure the safety of Mexican trucks crossing the border under the North American Free Trade Agreement are now in the hands of the White House Office of Management and Budget

April 12, 2001 - Industry News

New Bills Would Postpone Final Hours Rule

Reform of truck driver hours of service rules is likely to take at least another year – and now two legislators have introduced bills that would push any changes even further into the future

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Cuts Staff, Hears Recommendation for Improved Personnel Moves

A streamlined Military Traffic Management Command and adoption of commercial practices for military customers were major topics at the MTMC Training Symposiu

April 11, 2001 - Industry News

Military Honors Carriers

The Military Traffic Management Command recently honored 11 companies that provide military transportation services with its 2000 Quality Awards

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Budgets Big Increase for Truck Safety

Continuing a trend set by the Clinton administration, President Bush is calling for significant increases in funding for truck safety. Under Bush’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning in October, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets a 28 percent funding increase – on top of a 60 percent increase it got for this fiscal year

April 9, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Bill Attacks OPEC

U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) and Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) have introduced legislation to allow the U.S. government to take action against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Managers to Consider New Rules for First Year Estimates

Proposed changes to the way first-time registrants are allowed to estimate mileage could be the hot topic at an IRP Managers’ Workshop April 7-10 in Tampa, Fla

April 5, 2001 - Industry News

Mineta Aims to Build Consensus, is Close to FMCSA Appointment

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, testifying in the House chamber where his portrait hangs on the wall, told his former colleagues that the biggest transportation challenge in the country is to get all the competing interests working together as partners

April 4, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Responds to Estate Tax Repeal

Trucking business interests responded favorably to the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to end the estate tax

April 3, 2001 - Industry News

Airfreight Carriers Oppose USPS/FedEx Pact

During a House Government Reform Committee hearing on Postal Service performance this week, executives of three airfreight carriers joined forces against an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Federal Express

March 21, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Ergonomics Repeal

President Bush signed into law Tuesday afternoon a repeal of new workplace safety regulations that the trucking industry and other business groups said would be far too costly

March 14, 2001 - Industry News

Idaho Drops Proposals For Higher Truck Fees

Seven proposals to change Idaho's taxes and fees on trucks were withdrawn or killed in the State House Transportation Committee last week

March 13, 2001 - Industry News

Kentucky Underride Guard Bill Dies

The Kentucky Senate adjourned early last week, effectively killed a House bill aimed at forcing big trucks off the road if they are not equipped with rear underride guards

March 7, 2001 - Industry News

House Goes Along With Senate Vote On Ergonomics Rules

The U.S. House voted late yesterday to go along with a Senate decision on Tuesday to overturn new ergonomics rules introduced just before President Clinton left office

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