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September 14, 2001 - Industry News

Relief Trucks Need Not Ask for Rules Exemptions

Trucking companies engaged in the relief effort for Tuesday’s terrorist attack need not apply for exemptions to hours of service or size and weight rules, a Department of Transportation spokesman said

September 12, 2001 - Industry News

HOS Exemptions Available for Emergency Drivers

Truck drivers providing emergency assistance to the New York City area may be exempt from federal hours-of-services rules

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Size, Weight Bill Floated in House; ATA Objects

A group of U.S. Representatives are asking their colleagues to support a bill that would extend truck size and weight limits from the Interstate System to the entire National Highway System

September 10, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reports On GPS Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the results of a study assessing the vulnerability of the national transportation infrastructure that relies on the Global Positioning System

September 6, 2001 - Industry News

U.S., Mexican Presidents Talk Trucks In Meetings

Waving from the White House balcony, President Bush welcomes Mexican President Vicente Fox Sept. 6.

President Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox wrap up a series of meetings today. One topic of the meetings was the issue of Mexican trucks gaining further entry into the United States

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Inspector General Unveils Revamped Web Site

The U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General today announced the official launch of its revamped web page at www.oig.dot.gov.

September 5, 2001 - Industry News

Hours of Service Decision Awaits Clapp’s Confirmation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing to work on truck driver hours of service reform, but don’t look for substantive decisions until after the Senate has confirmed Joseph Clapp as administrator

September 3, 2001 - Industry News

Oklahoma Faces IRP Sanctions

Oklahoma may face sanctions by the International Registration Plan if it can’t provide evidence of compliance by early November

August 22, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Drug Test Reporting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has given the public another 30 days to comment on whether or not positive drug tests should be included in state driving records

August 17, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Issues Revisions to Drug/Alcohol Test Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published revisions to controlled substance and alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers

August 15, 2001 - Industry News

DOT: When Should A Carrier Know It's Carrying HazMat?

When should a carrier or driver reasonably be expected to know if a shipper has violated hazardous materials transportation laws

August 9, 2001 - Industry News

DOT Reaffirms Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Inquiry Rule

All transportation employers, including maritime companies, will have to obtain drug and alcohol test histories for new employees in safety-sensitive functions, says the U.S. Department of Transportation

August 8, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Wants Haz-Waste Manifest to Accompany Shipments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration has proposed revisions to the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest rules that would make sure emergency personnel had the proper information, even when electronic manifests are used

August 5, 2001 - Industry News

Crossing the Border: The Struggle Continues

Congress went into its August recess without resolving the fight over cross-border trucking between the U.S. and Mexico. While members are in their home districts, taking the pulse of the electorate, their staffs on Capitol Hill will search for ways to reconcile differences that threaten to ignite a trade skirmish between the U.S. and Mexic

August 2, 2001 - Industry News

RSPA Extends Comment Period on Loading/Unloading Authority

The Research and Special Programs Administration has extended the comment period on proposed changes that would give it juridiction over hazardous materials loading and unloading, and has scheduled two public meeting to discuss the issues

August 2, 2001 - Industry News

House Passes Bush Energy Plan

President Bush may be losing ground when it comes to Mexican trucks, but not when it comes to his energy plan

August 1, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Clears Bill With Tough Mexican Entry Rules

The Senate yesterday approved a transportation appropriations bill that would set tough entry standards for long-distance Mexican trucking companies

July 31, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA To Issue Diabetes Exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has asked for public comments on a program that would allow insulin-using diabetics to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Hits Road To Reauthorization

Julie Cirillo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is less than two years old, but it is already starting work on a reauthorization bill for 2003. About 50 people attended the first of the agency's "listening sessions" on the subject Thursday in Atlanta

July 29, 2001 - Industry News

Mexican Truck Fracas Continues Today in Senate

Senators return to the fray today in their slugfest over the North American Free Trade Agreement. Late last Friday advocates of tough rules-of-entry for Mexican truckers failed in a bid to cut off debate, setting the stage for a showdow

July 27, 2001 - Industry News

New SBA Leader Confirmed

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Bush's nomination of Hector V. Barreto Jr. as the 21st Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Losing Ground In Battle Over Mexican Trucks

Senate votes 70 to 30 in favor of amendment imposing stricter regulations on Mexican trucks.

The Senate rebuffed President Bush Thursday, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Proposes Tough New CDL Rules

Federal safety officials are proposing tough new licensing rules for commercial drivers, including disqualification for anyone who drives when his license is suspended. The proposed changes to the Commercial Driver’s License rules were ordered by Congress in an attempt to crack down on scofflaws and to tighten up state licensing procedures

July 26, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Rebuffs Bush on Mexican Trucks

The Senate rebuffed President Bush, voting for a bill that places tough restrictions on Mexican trucks that want long-distance access to the U.S

July 25, 2001 - Industry News

Senate Stalemate Continues Over Mexican Trucks

Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate today wrestled over Mexican trucks once again, with a failed attempt to resolve a stalemate that threatens to shut down the Senate


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