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July 11, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Threatens Veto Over Anti-NAFTA Truck Provision

As two Senate committees consider legislation that would prevent Mexican trucks from operating in the United States, President Bush is talking about a veto

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA to Propose Vision Rules Change

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will propose changes to vision requirements for truck drivers sometime this year

July 9, 2001 - Industry News

Positive Drug Tests: Should the States be Told?

If a truck driver fails a drug test, should the state that issued his license be notified? That, basically, is the question the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will attempt to answer through a study mandated by Congress

July 2, 2001 - Industry News

Advance Tax Refunds Start End of July

Sometime between the end of July and the end of September, most taxpayers should receive a check from the U.S. government

June 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Seek HOS Exemption To Test Fatigue Management Program

Two trucking companies working with well-known sleep scientist William C. Dement have put together a fatigue management program they believe can serve as an alternative to the hours of service rules

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Vows To Fight House Move Against Border Opening

President Bush is planning how to reverse this week's surprise blow from the House against the opening of the Mexican border to trucks under the North America Free Trade Agreement

June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Will Nominate Blakey to NTSB

President Bush will nominate Marion Blakey to the National Transportation Safety Board

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

House Vote Could Stall Border Opening

The House of Representatives voted nearly two to one Tuesday for a measure that would put a kink in President Bush's plans to open the border to Mexican trucks under the North American Free Trade Agreement

June 26, 2001 - Industry News

New York Bans Hand-Held Cell Phones

New York will become the first state to ban the use of hand-held cell phones in vehicles when Gov. George Pataki signs a bill approved Monday by the state Assembly

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

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