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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

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

FHWA Wants Input On Weather Info Services and Needs

The Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from vendors of private weather information services that would like to be involved in research on the impact of weather and other natural conditions on intelligent transportation systems

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Set To Deny Drug/Alcohol Testing Exemption Request

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will likely deny a private carrier’s request to be exempted from random alcohol and drug testing rules

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Posts Truck Safety Information on Web

The Department of Transportation has opened its files on trucking company safety performance to the public

December 20, 1999 - Industry News

Rahall Wants Hearings on Tracking Driver Hours

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall wants to hold congressional hearings next year on the use of technology to track driver hours of service

December 16, 1999 - Industry News

NITL Asks For Rate Bureau Changes

The National Industrial Transportation League has asked the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board to move ahead with rate bureau and freight classification reforms

December 10, 1999 - Industry News

Clinton Signs New Motor Carrier Act

President Clinton signed the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 last week, setting up a separate Motor Carrier Safety Administration and implementing a number of other measures aimed at improving truck safety

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Adds Information and Analysis to Web Site

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety's web site has a new section which provides detailed information on accidents and safety issues.

December 9, 1999 - Industry News

DOT Proposes Changes to Drug, Alcohol Testing Rules

Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater has proposed changes to the drug and alcohol testing program to prevent transportation workers from cheating

December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Tough Battle Expected Over OR Weight-Distance Tax

It's going to be an uphill battle to get Oregon voters to pass a gasoline tax increase that also eliminates the state's weight-distance tax. But a coalition of business, unions and trucking groups is planning a major campaign

December 8, 1999 - Industry News

Hours of Service Proposal Goes to White House

A long-awaited proposal to reform the truck driver hours of service rules is finally moving. Last week the Department of Transportation forwarded its comprehensive reform plan to the White House Office of Management and Budget for political and financial review.

December 7, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Cracks Down On Vehicle Waste Disposal Wells

Citing potential risk to underground sources of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has imposed new restrictions on Class V injection wells including motor vehicle waste disposal wells, large capacity cesspools, storm water drainage wells, and large capacity septic systems

December 7, 1999 - Industry News

EPA Reopens Comment Period on 2004 Emissions Regs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reopened the comment period for its 2004 emissions proposal.

December 6, 1999 - Industry News

IL Makes Owners Responsible For Condition Of Intermodal Equipment

Effective July 1, 2000, owners of intermodal equipment in Illinois will be responsible for the roadworthiness of that equipment.

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Bill Targets High-Risk Truckers

Under the new federal safety regime, truckers can expect police and inspectors to do a better job of sidelining high-risk drivers and companies.

December 2, 1999 - Industry News

IRP Nixes Third Party Basing

The Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Registration Plan has ruled against using a third-party licensing party provider's address as a carrier's base state.

December 1, 1999 - Industry News

Tougher Enforcement Coming

Many of the changes in safety enforcement that truckers will see in the coming months are based on a report by DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead that is extremely critical of the federal safety program

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

OMCS Grants More Vision Waivers

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety says it will grant exemptions from federal vision rules to another 33 truck drivers, but stressed that the exemptions don’t come with job guarantees.

November 30, 1999 - Industry News

New Safety Regs Will Restrict Trucking Entrants

New safety regulations are going to make it harder to get into the trucking business. Congress has ordered the Department of Transportation to make all newcomer truckers prove they understand the safety rules. And all new operations will have to undergo a safety inspection within 18 months of opening their doors

November 29, 1999 - Industry News

Safety Reform Tightens the CDL Net

A key element of the new safety regime under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be stricter regulation of the Commercial Drivers License

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