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April 24, 2003 - Industry News

OOIDA Says Hours of Service Won't Help Driver Fatigue

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) went on record Thursday as saying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service rules will have minimal impact on truck driver fatigue.

April 24, 2003 - Industry News

ATA: Hours of Service Rule Passes Common Sense, Safety Tests

The American Trucking Assns. (ATA), the nation’s largest trucking industry trade and safety organization, says it's supporting a new federal hours of service rule.

April 23, 2003 - Industry News

Retread Spec'ing Guidelines Now Available

A new version of "Recommended Guidelines for Preparing a Tire Retread and Repair Government Bid" is now availabl

April 18, 2003 - Industry News

New Rules Adopted for Cargo Tanks

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has adopted a number of revisions to rules governing the construction and maintenance of cargo tanks

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Contract Awarded for Biometrics Study

The American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has awarded a contract to International Biometric Group (IBG) determine if a biometric can be successfully used to conduct matching in a system of more than 200 million records

April 16, 2003 - Industry News

Connecticut Security Rakes in Cash

Now that they're open 24 hours a day, Connecticut's weigh stations are bringing in the cash

April 10, 2003 - Industry News

State Legal Systems Rated 'Fair' to 'Poor,' Says U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its second annual poll on the fairness of reasonableness of state liability systems late last week.

April 4, 2003 - Industry News

Swift, U.S. Partnership Means 20,000 New Driver Jobs

A partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and Swift Transportation will see the trucking company hire 20,000 truck drivers nationwide this year.

March 31, 2003 - Industry News

Oklahoma Pushing Fuel Tax Hikes

Legislation to increase fuel taxes in Oklahoma won approval from the Senate Transportation Committee late last month, and if approved by voters

March 31, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Increases Safety Fines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made inflation adjustments to penalties for non-compliance with federal safety rules

March 27, 2003 - Industry News

Con-Way LTL Carriers Win Canadian Security OK

The four less-than-truckload freight carriers of Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. an operating company of CNF Inc., have been approved by the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)

March 25, 2003 - Industry News

Hazmat Carrier Security Plans/Training Due by Dec.'03

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published final rules giving hazardous materials shippers and carriers nine months to come up with a security plan and train workers on the specifics

March 20, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House Sends Truck Bill to Governor

The Arkansas House this week sent Gov. Mike Huckabee a bill that gives tax breaks to truckers

March 14, 2003 - Industry News

Warren Hoemann Named FMCSA Deputy

Warren Hoemann, former vice president of the California Trucking Assn., has been named chief counsel and acting deputy administrator at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

February 27, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Agrees to Issue Truck Safety Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to issue a series of truck safety rules to settle a lawsuit brought by safety advocates last fall.

February 26, 2003 - Industry News

UPS Chairman Named to President's Export Council

Mike Eskew, the chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service was sworn in by President George W. Bush to the President's Export Council on Wednesday.

February 26, 2003 - Industry News

Oshkosh Truck Gets $5 Million in U.S. Research Funds

Oshkosh Truck Corp. has received two federal grants to further develop its ProPulse hybrid electric drive technology for heavy trucks.

February 25, 2003 - Industry News

Driver Gets Vision Waiver, But Still Isn't Legal

After some seven years of petitions and court battles, Ohio trucker Jerry Parker has his exemption from federal vision requirements –- but he’ll have to get a prosthetic device if he wants to drive interstate

February 25, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks for Comments on Graduated CDL

The Federal Highway Safety Administration has asked for comments regarding the need for a graduated commercial driver’s license

February 24, 2003 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Chassis Maintenance

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period on a proposed negotiated rulemaking concerning intermodal container chassis and trailer maintenance

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Oklahoma Giving Many Carriers the Boot

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has begun sending out letters to many carriers that are base-plated in Oklahoma through the International Registration Program (IRP)

February 18, 2003 - Industry News

Transport Canada Publishes New Hours of Service

Transport Canada has proposed a new federal hours-of-service regulation for Canadian truck and bus drivers,

February 10, 2003 - Industry News

Government Asks For Input on Cargo Tank Safety

The Research and Special Programs Administration is soliciting comments and information on ways to reduce risks posed by wetlines on cargo tanks hauling flammable liquids

February 4, 2003 - Industry News

DOT Issues Temporary Restrictions For Canadian Explosives Haulers

The U.S.Department of Transportation, has issued temporary regulations requiring truck and rail operators carrying explosives from Canada to the U.S. to register with Transport Canada, the Canadian agency responsible for transportation safety

January 31, 2003 - Industry News

Arkansas House OKs Sales Tax Bill For Truckers

A bill that would limit the state sales tax on trucking equipment and provide amnesty from the taxes owed on past purchases cleared the Arkansas House last week

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