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January 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens Diabetes Exemption Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reopened the comment period on a proposal to exempt certain insulin-using diabetic truck and bus drivers from federal licensing restrictions

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

IFTA Members Grant 2-Month Grace Period for New Decals

Carriers operating in states and provinces that are members of the International Fuel Tax Association have until Feb. 28 to display 2002 IFTA licenses and decals

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma To Tighten Registration Rules

Oklahoma is pushing to make a Feb. 15 deadline for changes in its truck registration rules -- or face sanctions by the International Registration Plan

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Meeting to Review International HazMat Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Jan. 16 to discuss international standards for the transport of dangerous goods

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For Safety Placards

Carriers are no longer allowed to display slogans on the flip style or any other style placard when the placards aren't being used for hazardous materials loads

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Chafee Introduces Underground Tank Bill

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) introduced a bill that would crack down on the safety of underground storage tanks

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Small Businesses With Red Tape

A bill approved Monday by the U.S. Senate would require federal agencies to help small businesses with government paperwork

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Spending Bill Contains Additional Money For Highways & Trucks

The fiscal year 2002 transportation spending bill signed by President Bush Tuesday provides a boost in total spending, including more money for truck safety, as well as addressing the issues of Mexican trucks in the United States and hours of service exemptions

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Transportation Bill As Mexican Carriers File Suit Over NAFTA

President Bush has signed the nation’s transportation spending bill for the current fiscal year, the same day Mexican trucking companies filed a lawsuit over delays about being granted further access to markets in the United States

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Non-Conforming Haz-Mat Tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administartion is notifying cargo tank owners that specified tanks certified by Chemical Transportaiton Engineering Consultants Inc. do not meet minimum regulatory requirements and are no longer authorized to transport hazardous materials

December 6, 2001 - Industry News

Security Takes Center Stage

As the federal government tightens security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trucking companies are facing new laws and regulations that require new ways of doing business

December 5, 2001 - Industry News

Interview: FMCSA Chief Joe Clapp Wants Performance

For Joe Clapp, chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, safety comes down to a personal commitment. People need to move “beyond compliance to performance,” he said this week in his first interview since becoming FMCSA Administrator in early October

December 4, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Signs Off On Mexican Truck Compromise; President Expected To Sign

Congress has signed off on a plan that will give Mexican trucks full access to U.S. markets next year

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

Movers Support Mandatory Guidelines for Drug Testing

Steps must be taken to prevent the potential tampering of urine drug tests by truck drivers, the American Moving and Storage Association told the Department of Health and Human Services

November 30, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. House Passes Mexican Truck Measure

Barely two days after Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill announced they had reached a compromise with the Bush administration over legislation affecting Mexican trucks, the U.S House has approved the measure

November 29, 2001 - Industry News

Compromise Reached On Mexican Trucks

A stalemate over Mexican trucks appears to be over. Congressional leaders and the Bush administration have reportedly reached an agreement that would allow Mexican truck full access to the United States

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Comment Deadline for Hazmat Rules Clarification

The Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the deadline to February 1, 2002, for comments on proposed changes to federal hazardous materials transportation rules that would clarify its jurisdiction over certain functions, including loading and unloading

November 27, 2001 - Industry News

Labor, Safety Groups Back Border Bill

A group of organizations ranging from the Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. to Public Citizen and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Tuesday contended that pending legislation regarding cross-border trucking with Mexico does not violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 26, 2001 - Industry News

New Rules For Bureau-Set Rates

Motor carriers that participate in rate-setting bureaus now must provide a “truth in rates” notice whenever they reference bureau-set rates, according to the Surface Transportation Board

November 20, 2001 - Industry News

Border Battle Continues

As Congress reconvenes from its Thanksgiving vacation, a controversial bill dealing with Mexican trucks will again be the topic of debate. Senators from two border states are threatening a filibuster of a transportation appropriations conference bill if it imposes restrictions on Mexican trucking they believe violate the North American Free Trade Agreement

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Congress Moves On Mexican Truck Issue

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have come up with a compromise on the issue of allowing Mexican trucks further access in the United States the first of next year

November 12, 2001 - Industry News

Court Says Licenses, Insurance Costs Can be Deducted in the Year Paid

A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that trucking companies may deduct state license and permit fees and prepaid insurance premiums as current expenses in the year they are paid

November 6, 2001 - Industry News

Opponents Of Border Opening Cite Security Issues

Opponents of opening the border to Mexican trucks believe the need for tighter security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will help them keep Mexican trucks out of the U.S

November 5, 2001 - Industry News

NTSB, FDA To Look At Medications And Driver Performance

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Food and Drug Administration will co-host a meeting examining the impact of prescription and over-the-counter medications on the performance of vehicle operators

November 4, 2001 - Industry News

Judge: California Localities Can't Regulate Truck Routes

Local government regulations of truck routes and cargoes have been dealt a legal blow in California. U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell in Sacramento ruled that a 1994 federal law allows only states to impose such regulations, and only if they are related to safety

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