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January 6, 2005 - Industry News

Florida County Tries to Accommodate Trucks

Hernando Today reported this week that county commissioners instructed administrator Gary Adams to meet with the director of an airport there about using a large piece of land near the sewage treatment plant for trucker parking

January 4, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Blasts FMCSA’s Supporting Documents Proposal

The American Trucking Associations took stern exception to the proposed rule on hours-of-service-related “supporting documents

December 29, 2004 - Industry News

OOIDA Urges Driver Privacy Protection, Charges Foreign Drivers Not Held to U.S. Security Standard

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association on Wednesday issued a press release urging the U.S. government to protect the privacy rights of hazmat drivers who are undergoing background checks ordered by the Transportation Security Administration

December 28, 2004 - Industry News

Deadline for 2005 Pennsy Fuel Tax Decals Tomorrow

In a press release, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue reminded truckers that this Friday, Dec. 31, is the deadline to apply for 2005 Motor Carriers Road Tax/IFTA decals

December 23, 2004 - Industry News

ATA Asks TSA to Switch From Fingerprint to Name-Based Background Checks for Hazardous Material Endorsement Approval

The American Trucking Associations last week filed comments critical of hazardous materials endorsement rules proposed by the Transportation Safety Administration, which was established by the U.S. Patriot Act

December 22, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA Takes Aim at Crooked Household Goods Brokers

The feds have moved to lower the regulatory boom on brokers who scam consumers

December 21, 2004 - Industry News

Deadline Looms for Comments on HOS Supporting Docs Rules

Time to comment on mandated paperwork is running out

December 14, 2004 - Industry News

Kansas Opens Trucking Center Today

The Wichita Journal reports that the Kansas Corporation Commission, which oversees trucking in the state, will open a new facility today in Topeka

December 7, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA to Outline Research & Technology Projects Jan. 9 in D.C. Forum

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administation’s Office of Research and Technology is sponsoring a forum to provide insight into research and technology the agency sponsors

November 29, 2004 - Industry News

House of Representatives Bans Mexican Trucks, But Will it Matter?

The omnibus spending bill passed by the House of Representatives Nov. 20. contains a provision aimed at restricting Mexican trucks from entering the U.S. in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993

November 29, 2004 - Industry News

Canadian Trucking Alliance Asks Government to Require "Black Boxes"

Canada’s largest trucking business organization has endorsed mandatory “black boxes” in Canadian trucks

November 19, 2004 - Industry News

Feds to Assess Long Beach/Los Angeles Port Problems

The U.S. Department of Transportation is getting involved in the problems plaguing the Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports. The agency will open a Long Beach office so federal officials can better assess challenges facing the port and its customer

November 18, 2004 - Industry News

TSA Begins Test of TWIC for Drivers, Dock Workers, Cargo Handlers

The Transportation Security Administration began testing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Progra

November 9, 2004 - Industry News

HazMat Driver Screening Rules Take a Step Forward Today

The Transportation Security Administration today will act on background check requirements for hazmat drivers, according to the American Trucking Assns

November 5, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA to Carriers: Thou Shalt Verify Driver Hours of Service.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration aims to tighten carrier responsibility for verifying driver hours of service and supporting log

October 27, 2004 - Industry News

FTC Finds Fault in Right to Repair Bill

The Federal Trade Commission criticizes a proposed right to repair bill in a recent letter to U.S. Rep. John Dingel

October 11, 2004 - Industry News

USDA & ATA Team on Security Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week released a new voluntary security guidance document for truck transporters of agricultural and food products

October 1, 2004 - Industry News

Chicagoland Truck Tolls to Double

Truck tolls with double for trucks on Chicago area toll roads under a plan approved Thursday by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

September 30, 2004 - Industry News

House Extends New HOS Rules for a Year

The U.S. House of Representatives approved stop-gap, temporary highway funding Thursday in a bill that includes an extension of the new hours of service rule

September 23, 2004 - Industry News

DOT to Upgrade Mexican Border Truck Inspections

Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced $31.2 million in grants to improve border truck inspection facilitie

September 20, 2004 - Industry News

DOT to Distribute 1.73 Million Hazmat Guidebooks

U. S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta said the Department of Transportation is distributing 1.73 million copies of a new hazmat safety manual

September 14, 2004 - Industry News

Senate Tables GPS for Hazmat Vehicles

The United States Senate this week tabled an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that would have required trucks transporting hazardous materials to be equipped with global positioning satellite tracking devices

September 14, 2004 - Industry News

Highway Watch Gets $21 Million from Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced an additional $21 million grant, available for use beginning March 2005, for the American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) Highway Watch program

September 9, 2004 - Industry News

EPA Releases Particulate Matter Research Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the report, "Particulate Matter (PM) Research Program: Five Years of Progress.

September 1, 2004 - Industry News

FMCSA Seeks Time to Research HOS setback

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration filed a motion with a Washington, D.C. appeals court this week, requesting a stay that will give the agency time to decide how the controversial hours of service rules need to be changed


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