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February 7, 2000 - Industry News

OMB Will Hold Hours Rules Until End of Month

The proposed revisions to the truck driver hours of service regulations will be held at the White House Office of Management and Budget at least until the end of this month

February 2, 2000 - Industry News

OSHA Extends Deadline On Ergonomics Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given the public another 30 days to submit comments on its proposed ergnomics standards.

January 31, 2000 - Industry News

Jake Brake Bans Spread

The use of exhaust or compression brakes such as Jake Brakes could be limited under legislation being considered in several states

January 31, 2000 - Industry News

Help Wanted: Don Quixote

Small wonder that the Department of Transportation is having a hard time finding the right person for the top job at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Here’s how the classified ad might read: HELP WANTED: Brand-new

January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Moves To Close Licensing Loophole

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would close a licensing loophole that was discovered after an Amtrak train hit a flatbed truck near Bourbonnais last spring, killing 11 people

January 26, 2000 - Industry News

Onboard Recorders Only To Be Mandated For Long Haul

Long-haul truckers will have to use onboard recorders to track driver time, under the proposed hours of service rules now being reviewed by the White House. The requirement would apply to operations that keep drivers on the road for extended periods, sources confirmed. For example, while pickup and delivery operations would not be covered, certain truckload and regional less-than-truckload operations would.

January 25, 2000 - Industry News

FMCSA Still Has No Boss

The Department of Transportation has organized and begun staffing the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but is running out of time in the search for a person to lead it

January 20, 2000 - Industry News

Official Launch Of FMCSA Next Week

The Department of Transportation is throwing a party next week to inaugurate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Forums Will Discuss Drug/Alcohol Testing Changes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in drug and alcohol testing rules for transportation workers

January 19, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Under FHWA Scrutiny

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a survey of truck drivers to gather more information on the adequacy of truck parking facilities

January 15, 2000 - Industry News

New Hours Rule: 12 On, 12 Off

The much-anticipated federal hours-of-service rule will allow 12 hours of driving with 12 hours off and electronic recorders will be mandated, according to Parents Against Tired Truckers.

January 11, 2000 - Industry News

EPA Offers "No Exposure" Stormwater Runoff Permit Exclusion

Starting Feb. 7, trucking companies subject to federal storm water runoff permit rules may be able to get an exclusion

January 9, 2000 - Industry News

Clinton Keeping Mexican Border Closed To Trucks

It's official. The White House has announced that, as we reported last week, it will not be lifting restrictions on Mexican trucks entering the United States as is called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement

January 6, 2000 - Industry News

DOT Wants to Adopt International Standards for Radioactive Shipments

The Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration is seeking comments from shippers, carriers and other interested parties regarding changes in rules for radioactive materials to coincide with international standards

January 4, 2000 - Industry News

Border Not Open to Mexican Trucks

The United States once again refused to open its border to Mexican trucks. And once again, the reason is safety

December 30, 1999 - Industry News

Indiana Steel Operators Want Heavier Trucks

Tough competition from overseas is prompting the Indiana steel industry to lobby for increased weight limits on some Indiana highways

December 30, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Launches Specialized Vehicle Weight Study

The Federal Highway Administration has asked for public input on the economic, safety and infrastructure impacts of truck weight standards on specialized hauling vehicles

December 29, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Will Deny Request for Logbook Exemption

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety said it will deny a carrier’s application for exemption from log book requirements based on partial compliance with the 100-mile rule

December 28, 1999 - Industry News

Report Details Economic Benefits of Uniform Permitting

Issuing multistate oversize/overweight permits could reduce state administrative costs by 20% to 30% and save carriers from $58 to $131 per year, according to a study just released by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Deaths the Target of North Carolina Laws

North Carolina has enacted a package of new safety laws to help lower the number of truck-related highway deaths. Federal figures showed that North Carolina ranked fourth in the number of highway deaths in 1998. These figures

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Both U.S. and Mexican Truckers Want to Keep Borders Closed

While the passenger bus industry clamors for open borders, Mexican truckers aren't as gung-ho about opening the borders between the United States and Mexico

December 27, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Truckers Say Y2K Problems Could Call For HOS Suspension

The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reports the Iowa Motor Truck Assn. has advised Gov. Tom Vilsack he may need to lift hours-of-service limits for shipments within the state in the event of Y2K-related food or gas shortages

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes In-Curve ABS Test for Straight Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a braking-in-a-curve performance test on antilock brake systems for straight trucks and buses

December 21, 1999 - Industry News

OSHA Offers Free Seminar For Small Businesses

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering a free Help Seminar for small businesses February 17, 2000, in Dallas, TX

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Gets Vision Exemption After Delays, Court Battle

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety has agreed to exempt James F. Durham from federal vision requirements, ending a long court and regulatory battle for the Tennessee trucker

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