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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

May 22, 2001 - Industry News

Cell Phone Ban Proposed on Capitol Hill

Two U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving

May 21, 2001 - Industry News

Inhofe Bill Addresses Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to provide a pro-rated tax refund to truckers who sell their trucks but have already paid their annual heavy vehicle use tax

May 17, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Outlines Energy Policy, Little Immediate Relief Expected

President Bush talks about energy plan.

Saying the United States faces the most serious energy shortage since the 1970s, President Bush Thursday laid out his energy plan. Critics, however, say it offers little immediate relief when it comes to skyrocketing prices at the pumps

May 16, 2001 - Industry News

IRP Board Orders Review of Oklahoma Procedures

The Board of Directors of the International Registration Plan has found Oklahoma provisionally out of compliance with certain IRP rules and ordered a peer review of its procedures

May 15, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Cracks Down on Movers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, under fire for lax oversight of the household goods industry, yesterday announced enforcement actions against two moving companies

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

One-Armed Trucker Sues State

A one-armed truck driver is suing the Oregon Department of Transportation for violating his civil rights by not allowing him to drive without a prosthetic arm

May 8, 2001 - Industry News

We Need Proof, Not Possibilities, says Calif. OSHA Board

A California OSHA Appeals Board has dismissed a citation it said was based on speculation and assumptions

May 7, 2001 - Industry News

Jackson Confirmed as Deputy DOT Secretary

The Senate confirmed Michael P. Jackson as Deputy Secretary of Transportation

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

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