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June 25, 2001 - Industry News

State Leaders Say Cell Phone Legislation Premature

Amidst a growing number of federal and state proposals to ban hand-held cellular telephones, the National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives is urging lawmakers to slow down

June 24, 2001 - Industry News

Labor Department To Hold Ergonomics Forums

The Department of Labor is holding several public forums around the country to discuss possible approaches to addressing ergonomic hazards in the workplace

June 21, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Shuts Down Two Carriers As "Unfit"

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been busy lately, shutting down carriers in Kansas and California

June 21, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Preempts Another Local Rule

The Research and Special Services Administration has once again asserted its authority over hazardous materials transportation, overturning a Cleveland rule limiting the movement of certain radioactive materials in the downtown area

June 21, 2001 - Industry News

House Committee Lowers Increases Sought for Truck Safety

The House Appropriations Committee pared back Bush administration plans for beefing up truck and bus safety enforcement

June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Movers or Linehaul?

As the household goods industry swings into its peak season, new services offering a cross between full-service moving companies and U-Haul may get a closer regulatory look

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Will Nominate NHTSA Chief

President Bush intends to nominate Jeffrey William Runge to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a White House announcement

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

MTMC Streamlines Carrier Qualification

A web-based qualification program currently being tested by the Military Traffic Management Command would cut carrier qualification time from several weeks to 24-48 hours

June 18, 2001 - Industry News

Random Test Rates Stay the Same

The "violation" rate for random alcohol testing of truck drivers was 0.2% in 1999, down from 0.4% in 1998 and low enough to maintain a reduction in the number of tests required

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Belzer Disputes Criticism of Driver Survey

A University of Michigan researcher disputes a recent critique of a survey used in drawing up controversial proposed hours of service regulations

June 14, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules Would Officially Give RSPA Authority Over Hazmat Loading/Unloading

The Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed some new definitions to clarify its jurisdiction over hazardous materials transportation

June 13, 2001 - Industry News

Transport Appropriations Panel Clears DOT Budget

The House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved President Bush’s request for transportation spending, including significant increases for truck safety

June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Senators Ask Bush to Reconsider Mexican Trucks

Ten Democratic senators want President Bush to reconsider his decision to comply with the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 10, 2001 - Industry News

Resolution to Ban Retreads Dropped

Tennessee officials have tabled a resolution seeking to restrict retreads

June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Clears Mexican Ownership of U.S. Companies

President Bush has lifted restrictions on Mexican citizens investing in U.S. truck and bus companies

June 7, 2001 - Industry News

Appeals Court Finds DOT Inspector General Out of Bounds

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General was out of bounds when he conducted criminal investigations of trucking companies accused of violating safety rules, an appeals court has ruled

June 5, 2001 - Industry News

Conspicuity Retrofit Delayed For Container Chassis

Owners of intermodal container chassis got a short respite from federal conspicuity rules, but federal and state authorities are enforcing the June 1 retrofit deadline for everyone else

June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Falsifying Drug Tests Made a Crime in Oregon

Both chambers of the Oregon legislature have approved a bill making it a crime to falsify drug test results or possess a substance or device designed to falsify drug tests

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Reflective Tape Retrofit Deadline Today

Are your trailers properly equipped with reflective tape

May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Trucking Issues at Stake in New Senate

When Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont answered the call of his conscience, he turned politics in Washington, D.C., upside down. By changing his party affiliation from Republican to Independent, he gave the Democrats control of the

May 30, 2001 - Industry News

Expert: Study Used in HOS Proposal Flawed

A national expert on U.S. transportation data says it "would be a serious mistake" to use the study on which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relied heavily to justify its much-maligned hours-of-service reform proposal

May 29, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Hails Tax Cut Package

The nation’s biggest truck lobby is giving thumbs up to Congressional passage of the Bush tax cut plan hammered out over the Memorial Day weekend

May 24, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Getting Prepared for Border Opening

Speaking at the National Private Truck Council’s annual conference in Nashville this week, DOT’s top trucking safety official, said the agency expects to complete its rulemaking on trucking safety issues for Mexican truckers to operate in the U.S

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

ATA Gives Thumbs Up To Senate Tax Vote

Trucking's biggest lobby is pleased over the move by the U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon to sign off on President Bush’s tax cut plan because of a provision that eliminates most estate taxes

May 23, 2001 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Relief Plans Being Considered

As trucking continues to try to cope with high fuel prices, and President Bush is declaring an energy crisis, several fuel tax relief plans are floating around Congress

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