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March 11, 2005 - Industry News

Insurance Institute: Study Shows Drivers Spend More Time Driving Under New HOS Rule

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Alexandria, Va., has released a survey that appears to show truck drivers spend more time behind the wheel under the new hours of servic

March 10, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman’s So-Called Wal-Mart Amendment Off the Table

Rep. John Boozman, R-Ark, on Wednesday withdrew a proposal that would have allowed drivers to take up to two hours off during a 14-hour shif

March 7, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman Amendment Opponents to Speak Out In D.C. Today

Opponents of the Boozman Amendment will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., today according to a press release from the Teamster Union

March 2, 2005 - Industry News

CVSA Releases 2005 Out-Of-Service Guide

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that the 2005 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now available

February 24, 2005 - Industry News

Florida Introduces 24-Hour and Internet Citation Payment

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Compliance Office has announced that beginning February 23, 2005, carriers will have new citation payment options

February 22, 2005 - Industry News

AMSA Asks DOT For Rules Against Internet Moving Scams

The American Moving and Storage Assn., Alexandria, Va., has urged the U.S. Department of Transportation to crack down on scammer

February 16, 2005 - Industry News

N.J. Counts Off the Cost of Inaction

The N. J. Department of Transportation has posted a running meter on its web site that counts off the money it claims the state is losing because of congressional inaction

February 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Launches Two New Agencies

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta yesterday announced the creation of two new agencies at the U.S. Department of Transportatio

February 15, 2005 - Industry News

White House Wants Current HOS Rules Made Law

The Bush Administration has proposed legislation to convert the present hours of service rules into law

February 10, 2005 - Industry News

Boozman Backs Breaks in HOS

U.S. Representative John Boozman (R-AR) has introduced legislation to change hours of service rules to allow drivers to take meal or rest breaks off the clock

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Bush Budget Includes Increase for Truck Safety

President Bush’s 2006 budget proposes cutbacks in many federal programs – but not in the key truck program at the Department of Transportation

February 9, 2005 - Industry News

Lott to Chair Senate Transportation Subcommittee

U.S. Sen. Trent Lott has been named chairman of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommitte

February 1, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA To Consider New Freight Broker Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirmed to Truckinginfo.com that it plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking as a step toward possibly raising broker bond

January 31, 2005 - Industry News

TSA Begins Background Checks on Hazmat Drivers

The Transportation Security Administration began the second phase of the Hazmat Threat Assessment Program Monday with the fingerprinting of commercial truck drivers applying for hazardous materials endorsement

January 24, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA: No HOS Change, No Black Box Mandate -- Yet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published the same hours of service rules vacated by a federal court in July, asking the public to provide feedbac

January 23, 2005 - Industry News

FMCSA's Sandberg To Address Security and Trade at February Conference

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that Administrator Annette M. Sandberg will discuss the challenges of Sept. 11 at the Border Trade Alliance conferenc

January 23, 2005 - Industry News

Hazmat Endorsement Fingerprinting Date Nears; ATA Provides List of Driver Fingerprinting Locations

The ATA has compiled a list of locations where hazmat drivers can go for fingerprinting required by the Transportation Security Administrations’s security threat assessment procedure

January 19, 2005 - Industry News

Monday Is D-Day for New Hours of Service Rule; Will it Call for Black Boxes?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Wednesday press release it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on new hours of service regulation this coming Monday

January 15, 2005 - Industry News

U.S. Supremes To Decide Michigan Truck Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday accepted cases brought by the American Trucking Associations, USF Holland and Mid-Con Freight Systems Inc

January 10, 2005 - Industry News

Bulkmatic Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Materials Case

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that Bulkmatic Transport Company, Griffith, Ind., pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from failure to comply with federal hazardous materials transportation laws

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


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