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February 4, 2002 - Industry News

Pennsylvania To Implement Increased License Security

It looks like Pennsylvania will be a step ahead of many other states in implementing a new federal law requiring security checks and fingerprinting of hazmat drivers

February 4, 2002 - Industry News

FHWA Releases New Edition of Highway Statistics

The Federal Highway Administration has released the 2000 edition of Highway Statistics, an annual publication that contains a wide range of information on the nation’s roads and highway users

January 29, 2002 - Industry News

National ID Card Possible For Transportation Workers

Truck drivers and other transportation workers could soon be carrying a national security identification card. A task force at the U.S. Department of Transportation is developing recommendations for a national security identification card for virtually all transportation workers

January 25, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Announces Online Registration Updates

Motor carriers having a U.S. Department of Transportation number and their "biennial package" for updating their Motor Carrier Identification Report form (MCS-150) now can update it electronically

January 24, 2002 - Industry News

FDA Recommends Tighter Security

Truckers who transport food may have to deal with stricter security measures by shippers and receivers

January 23, 2002 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Michigan Truck Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal of a Michigan truck tax. The justices will consider an appeal by Yellow Freight System, which is fighting the $10 the state requires the company to pay for registering its vehicles that travel through the state

January 22, 2002 - Industry News

Senators Push For New Ergonomics Rules

Five senators want Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to begin a new rulemaking on workplace ergonomics

January 17, 2002 - Industry News

Bush Meets With Teamsters About ANWR Energy Plan

President George W. Bush on Thursday addressed a meeting of union presidents at the Teamsters Washington, D.C., headquarters to show his support for a comprehensive energy package, including petroleum exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Carrier Fights Sanction Over Which File Toll Receipts Are In

A trucking company owner is fighting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, saying the agency doesn't have the authority to sanction his company for not keeping his toll receipts filed in a certain way

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Mineta Hails New Head of Transportation Security Administration

Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta hailed the appointment of former U.S. Secret Service chief John Magaw as Under Secretary for Transportation Security

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Accident Appeals Process Improved

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made a change in its compliance review procedures that may make it easier for carriers to keep non-preventable accidents from affecting their safety rating

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Adds Four Minutes To Log Estimate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has changed the estimated time required for drivers and carriers to deal with daily log books -- but it's still far less time than two industry groups estimate

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Rule Comments Could Be Lost In The Mail

The U.S. Department of Transportation has warned that actions taken after last year’s terrorist attacks and anthrax threat may have delayed or even prevented the receipt of comments on some rulemakings and preemption proceedings

January 15, 2002 - Industry News

Congressional Report Says Mexican Border Needs Work

Although relatively few Mexican carriers are expected to initially operate beyond the commercial zones once the United States fully opens its highways to cross-border trucking, the Department of Transportation nevertheless has plenty of work to d

January 4, 2002 - Industry News

U.S. Tariff Changes Expected To Take Effect This Week

The 2002 edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States will be printed later than usual this year so that changes in nomenclature that will become effective this year can be included

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

FMCSA Reopens Diabetes Exemption Proposal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reopened the comment period on a proposal to exempt certain insulin-using diabetic truck and bus drivers from federal licensing restrictions

January 3, 2002 - Industry News

IFTA Members Grant 2-Month Grace Period for New Decals

Carriers operating in states and provinces that are members of the International Fuel Tax Association have until Feb. 28 to display 2002 IFTA licenses and decals

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

Oklahoma To Tighten Registration Rules

Oklahoma is pushing to make a Feb. 15 deadline for changes in its truck registration rules -- or face sanctions by the International Registration Plan

January 2, 2002 - Industry News

RSPA Meeting to Review International HazMat Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration will hold a public meeting Jan. 16 to discuss international standards for the transport of dangerous goods

December 27, 2001 - Industry News

Watch Out For Safety Placards

Carriers are no longer allowed to display slogans on the flip style or any other style placard when the placards aren't being used for hazardous materials loads

December 26, 2001 - Industry News

Chafee Introduces Underground Tank Bill

Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-R.I.) introduced a bill that would crack down on the safety of underground storage tanks

December 20, 2001 - Industry News

Bill Would Help Small Businesses With Red Tape

A bill approved Monday by the U.S. Senate would require federal agencies to help small businesses with government paperwork

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Transportation Spending Bill Contains Additional Money For Highways & Trucks

The fiscal year 2002 transportation spending bill signed by President Bush Tuesday provides a boost in total spending, including more money for truck safety, as well as addressing the issues of Mexican trucks in the United States and hours of service exemptions

December 19, 2001 - Industry News

Bush Signs Transportation Bill As Mexican Carriers File Suit Over NAFTA

President Bush has signed the nation’s transportation spending bill for the current fiscal year, the same day Mexican trucking companies filed a lawsuit over delays about being granted further access to markets in the United States

December 12, 2001 - Industry News

FMCSA Warns of Non-Conforming Haz-Mat Tanks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administartion is notifying cargo tank owners that specified tanks certified by Chemical Transportaiton Engineering Consultants Inc. do not meet minimum regulatory requirements and are no longer authorized to transport hazardous materials

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