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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Proposal Delayed for a Year

U.S. House and Senate conferees have agreed to compromise legislation that prohibits the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from issuing a final rule on its controversial trucker hours of service proposal for another year. The safety agency, however, will be able to continue working on the proposal

October 3, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtables: Weekend Breaks and Daily Work

Since April's hours-of-service proposal, the trucking industry has said the weekend rest provision will put more trucks on the road during morning rush hour

October 2, 2000 - Industry News

CF Privacy Case Gets Another Chance

Drivers who say their privacy was invaded by the installation of cameras in restrooms by a trucking company have made some headway in the court system

October 1, 2000 - Industry News

HOS Roundtables: Sleeper Berths, Driver Communications

Most of what’s being said at the hours of service roundtables has already been said before. What’s new is that the people affected by the proposal are getting an open-ended opportunity to air their concerns and to engage the rule-writers in discussion

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Ban on Truck Parking Set Aside in Charleston

Despite protests from citizens angry over loud noise, exhaust, and street damage, truckers living in Charleston, S.C., can continue to park their rigs at home for the rest of the year

September 29, 2000 - Industry News

Congress Recesses Without HOS Deal

Although the consumer press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, Congress recessed yesterday afternoon without making it official. According to published reports, new hours of service rules will be put off for at least a year under negotations to resolve differences between Senate and House versions of transportation spending bills -- but research and comments will be allowed to continue

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

CB Radio Bill Gets House Approval

A bill that will allow local and state authorities to enforce regulations on the operation of CB radios within their jurisdictions was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week. However, it is unlikely to make it through both houses of Congress this session

September 28, 2000 - Industry News

Hours Rules Could Be Delayed in House-Senate Compromise

The Associated Press is reporting that a compromise deal on Capitol Hill would delay the hours of service proposal, but sources tell truckinginfo.com that it is not yet a done deal, and that the American Trucking Assns. is still fighting some aspects of the compromise

September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Day Two at the Hours of Service Roundtable

One of the key criticisms of the plan to reform the hours-of-service rules is that by cutting back the length of the workday, it will force trucking companies to put more trucks on the road, with inexperienced drivers at the wheel — not good for safety. So far, though, the critics have failed to prove this point to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Round and Round at the Hours of Service Roundtables

The hours of service roundtables are supposed to be a forum for gathering information, but at the opening session yesterday in a Washington, D.C., suburb, the dialogue often veered into debate. As witnesses around the table asserted their interests, it was easy to see why a negotiated rulemaking would not work: After years of fact-finding and a docket that would fill a fleet of trailers, the contesting parties still are at odds over fundamental issues

September 25, 2000 - Industry News

What To Do If You Get an Unsatisfactory Rating

Starting Nov. 20, an unsatisfactory safety rating — for any carrier — can automatically put that carrier out of business. This is a significant change that makes it more important than ever for fleet managers to

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

First HOS Roundtable Today

The first of three roundtables on the hours of service proposal being held by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gets under way today and continues through tomorrow

September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Firestone Tire Recall Triggers Punitive Legislation

Truck tires may not be affected by the Firestone recall, but the incident has triggered legislation that could affect truck manufacturers

September 20, 2000 - Industry News

NATSO Testifies New EPA Rule Will Raise Fuel Costs

The CEO of a small truckstop firm testified before a Senate panel Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to drastically cut the sulfur content of all highway diesel fuel will upset the diesel fuel market, driving up costs for consumers

September 19, 2000 - Industry News

Overdue Fines Could Cost Operating Authority

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new rules that would suspend motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders that don’t pay civil penalties assessed by the agency

September 15, 2000 - Industry News

Safety Agency Sets Rules for Hours of Service Roundtables

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is banking on roundtable discussions scheduled over the next two weeks to answer fundamental questions about its bitterly contested proposal to reform the hours of service rules. The roundtables, three sessions of two days each, are designed to give trucking and other interests a chance to present in-depth information on how the proposed reforms would work

September 14, 2000 - Industry News

House Members Support Senate HOS Provision

Nearly 200 members of the U.S House of Representatives expressed their support Friday for a Senate bill that would block the hours of service rulemaking process from moving forward

September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Wyoming DOT Refunds Too Much Fuel Tax Money

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has lost $3.6 million by giving out too much money in fuel tax refunds to truckers

September 8, 2000 - Industry News

Truckin’ Down the Campaign Trail

North Dakota state Republican congressional candidate John Dorso, a former owner of a trucking and trailer sales business, recently concluded his "Road to Victory" truck tour. Traveling the road in his 1994 International cabover, a 1998

September 7, 2000 - Industry News

Strange As It Seems, Clyde Hart Enjoys the Crossfire

Clyde Hart, (pictured), the man in charge of the federal truck and bus safety program, says he is enjoying himself – “as strange at that may seem.” It does seem strange, considering the crossfire he walked into

September 7, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Asks For Comments On Record Keeping Requirements

Got something to say about federal record keeping requirements? You have until Nov. 6 to speak your mind on three key areas where paperwork can load you down: inspection, repair and maintenance; driver qualification; and controlled substance and alcohol testing

September 6, 2000 - Industry News

DOT, ATA Butt Heads Over Hours of Service

As the deadline for a deal on hours-of-service reform looms, there still is no agreement between the principal antagonists over a bill that would shut off funding for the reform process. Clyde Hart, acting deputy administrator of

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

DOD to Test Commercial Freight Management

A single commercial firm may soon be managing a portion of the Defense Dept's commercial freight

September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PowerTrack Required for Military Freight

Effective Sept. 30, all trucking companies carrying freight for the Military Traffic Management Command must use USBank's PowerTrack Internet based electronic payment system

September 1, 2000 - Industry News

OOIDA Pushes Fuel Surcharge Legislation

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is encouraging its members to push for a floor vote of the full House on the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000

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