June 12, 2006 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds a bill just introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives that limits the amount professional truck drivers can be charged for the background chec
June 8, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations Thursday hailed the inclusion of transportation in legislation that will ease the transition of military veterans to civilian jobs and provide a partial solution to the nation’s truck driver shortage.
May 25, 2006 - Industry News
Drivers in rural areas of Texas now enjoy higher speed limits on portions of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20.
May 17, 2006 - Industry News
President Bush has nominated transportation veteran John Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Wednesday
May 16, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.
May 4, 2006 - Industry News
EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson launched a task force Thursday to review the boutique fuels used across the county. Johnson laid out his vision for the task force
April 26, 2006 - Industry News
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced this week that the department is taking significant steps to enhance security by checking the backgrounds of port workers.
April 19, 2006 - Industry News
The heavy duty brake manufacturing industry supports efforts by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the required stopping distance for truck tractors by 20 to 30 percent
April 11, 2006 - Industry News
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted the American Trucking Associations' request to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules, ATA announced Tuesday.
March 29, 2006 - Industry News
New fuel economy standards for light trucks will save 10.7 billions of gallons of fuel and include, for the first time ever, the largest sport utility vehicles, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced Wednesday
March 16, 2006 - Industry News
ATA has filed a motion to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules.
March 8, 2006 - Industry News
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta this week named the five medical experts who will serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Medical Review Board (MRB).
The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has applauded passage this week by the House of Representatives of the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act.”
February 27, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the California Air Resources Board (ARB) from implementing performance standards for engines used to cool refrigerated tractor-trailer
Five organizations told a court on Monday that the federal government’s rule detailing how many hours truckers may drive before taking a break is flawed and should be changed to help reduce fatigue-related crashes
February 23, 2006 - Industry News
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding automatic slack adjusters
February 7, 2006 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations announced Tuesday that it endorses the proposed tax credit for purchasing idling reduction equipment for commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. House of Representative
The National Transportation Safety Board adopted a final report Tuesday of a runaway truck accident in Pennsylvania that has shown the consequences of improper maintenance on automatic slack adjusters for air brake systems.
December 20, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.
December 19, 2005 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected
November 22, 2005 - Industry News
The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues
November 18, 2005 - Industry News
Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,
November 14, 2005 - Industry News
The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.
November 10, 2005 - Industry News
Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling
November 1, 2005 - Industry News
The five-month-old hazardous materials truck driver background check implemented by the Transportation Security Administration as part of the Patriot Act is hurting the trucking industry by imposing higher operating costs and deterring drivers from obtaining “hazmat”
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